SON in the news: Rumay Alexander

Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, was featured as an expert on the state of the nursing industry in a article ranking the best and worst states for nurses.

Dr. Alexander, professor and director of the School of Nursing Office of Multicultural Affairs, cited faculty shortage and support for nurses practicing to their full scope of capability as two of the biggest issues facing nurses today. She also gave thoughts on the long-term outlook for the field, provided tips for recent nursing grads looking for a place to live and work, and listed ways that local governments and health systems can attract and retain high quality nurses.

“The increase in patient populations makes the case for efficiency of scales and using all providers to the fullest scope of practice,” Dr. Alexander told “The evidence on nurse managed health clinics and the satisfaction of patients served by advanced practice nurses makes the case for using nurses in meeting and advancing the health care needs of the nation.”

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Read more, including input from all 13 nursing experts, in WalletHub’s 2015’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.