Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
December 10, 2002
Bainbridge - There's a shortage of workers to take your blood pressure, make hospital beds and immunize you against disease. Nurses are in high demand, so why not give students an early start to a future career?
Georgia has a severe nursing shortage. Decatur County District Health Director, Charles Taylor, says, "Not only Georgia, but I think all states are experiencing a great shortage of nursing."
Taylor blames the problem on supply and demand. He explains, "Folks getting older, having an older population demands more nurses."
It doesn't seem like there's a nursing shortage at Bainbridge High School. Students are preparing themselves for a career in the medical field. Student, Angela Andrews, says, "I wanted to start doing these classes because I want to become a doctor when I grow up."
Andrews is only 16-years-old, but she's learning how to take care of sick people. She admits she gets nervous. She says, "All the time, especially when I first started!"
She gets hands-on experience at a Bainbridge High School classroom, transformed into a hospital. Andrews says she has more respect for nurses. She explains, "Nurses don't get enough recognition. I didn't know they did things like making the bed, but you learn to work with it and make the best of it."
Students in Pam Prince's class learn how to move patients, clean and feed them. And who knows, maybe in the near future these eager students will help supply to decrease the demand.
Each student completes tests in the classroom and clinical hours at a long term care facility. Students can become nursing assistants while they are still in high school.