Metro Atlanta hospitals dealing with nursing shortage

ATLANTA (CBS46) -Hospitals in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta, say they are dealing with a…

Georgia (Jan 29, 2016)ATLANTA (CBS46) -Hospitals in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta, say they are dealing with a nursing shortage and need to fill more than 30,000 positions in the healthcare field. …


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"Without nurses coming in (to fill those vacancies), you're going to see increased health costs, you're going to see a decrease in customer and patient care -- just because they're going to be so overworked," said Samanthia McGlaughn, a nursing student in Kennesaw State University's WellStar College of Health and Human Services.

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