Registered nursing ranks second highest in the state in terms of jobs that need to be filled, right behind truck drivers and before fast-food workers. So, how is Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen is dealing with the shortage?
“We just all have to pitch in and help out wherever we are needed. Your day to day doesn’t look the same. You may be asked to do things you haven’t done before,” said Molly Nelson, a registered nurse.
Right now the center has seven nursing positions open, the most they have ever had. The concerning part is those positions have been open for a year.