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The Challenges of Nursing Careers

The process of getting licensed as a nurse is getting harder – and so is the career of nursing itself, all as demand for nurses continues at a steady pace. Back in 2014, we got a sense of the demands nurses face when we spoke with three nursing professionals in Greater Houston. At the time, […]

The process of getting licensed as a nurse is getting harder – and so is the career of nursing itself, all as demand for nurses continues at a steady pace.

Back in 2014, we got a sense of the demands nurses face when we spoke with three nursing professionals in Greater Houston.

At the time, Sheila Fata served as vice president and chief nursing officer at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She now serves in a similar capacity at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Dr. Cathy Rozmus, is associate dean for academic affairs at the UT Health School of Nursing, and Susan Markland is vice president of clinical services for Hospice Compassus.

All three have had long careers in nursing – from hospitals to home health – and I asked them how the job of nursing had changed since they'd started.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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