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Nurse Self-Rostering Pilot Could Help Hold Amid Rising Job Vacancies in NB: Union Pipa News

New Brunswick has more than 1,000 vacant nursing positions, according to data from the regional health networks. More than three-quarters of the permanent positions are within the Horizon Health Network. It is looking for 542 registered nurses, 163 licensed practice nurses and 65 patient care assistants. Horizon spokesperson Kris McDavid did not say how many

Senator Angus King Visits Beal University’s Wilton Campus

There’s a Shortage of Nurses in Rural Maine, but a New Program in Wilton is Designed to Help Beal University nursing student Nicholas Larrabee worked with Senator King to care for a virtual patient. NCM WILTON, Maine — The next chapter in Beal University’s history has begun in a town roughly 100 miles away from

Daughter’s Overdose Death Sends Maine Lawmaker into Battle Against Opioids

Addiction affects nearly all Mainers, regardless of wealth, education or location. That’s something state Sen. Brad Farrin knows all too well. Farrin’s 26-year-old daughter, Haley, was working at her accounting job one day in July. The next day, she died of a fentanyl overdose. It devastated her family and made her one of 565 Mainers

Beal University Offers $125K to Maine High School Seniors

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [January 10, 2023] Steve Villett, COO Beal University [email protected] Eligible students at any Maine High School can now apply for a $2,500 scholarship to attend Beal University January 10, 2023 (Bangor, Maine) – In its continued effort to support the needs of students in Maine, Beal University has announced the

Beal University’s Program Director Named to NCIA Education Committee

Sarah Taylor-Laine, Beal’s Cannabis & Medicinal Plant Sciences Program Director, was recently chosen to participate on the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Education Committee. Founded in 2010, NCIA is the oldest, largest, and most effective trade association serving the cannabis industry. NCIA membership consists of hundreds of small businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals. Learn more

Courageous Steps Project Awarded Grant from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

The Courageous Steps Project was recently awarded a $7500 grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to support the upgrade of technology and equipment at the Green House Village Preschool. This generous grant will have a major impact on how Courageous Steps delivers programming for the future! The Courageous Step Project is so appreciative of

Maine is on the Verge of Another Record Year for Overdose Deaths

Maine is on track again to see a record number of overdose deaths by the end of the year. In October, 58 people died from drug overdoses, according to the most recently released state overdose statistics. Eleven of those deaths — the highest total for any Maine county — happened in Penobscot County, which has

Top 16 Nursing Trends That Will Shape Healthcare

Healthcare is a constantly changing and updating field. With advancements in technology, new care methods, and current world events, the trends hospitals, and nurses need to keep an eye on are changing year over year. Keep reading for the top 16 nursing trends. Trend #1: Nurse Shortage Will Continue According to the World Health Organization