Registered Nurse Janice Tatonetti, right, takes the temperature of Harry Pearson before he votes in Ohio's primary election at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland.
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The nurse I’m speaking with over Zoom is rolling dough while her kids play in the background. She’s making three loaves of bread.

“I’m used to doing like a million things at once, so I can talk,” she assures me.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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The Ohio State University Nurses Organization filed a complaint alleging that thousands of workers at the Wexner Medical Center have experienced hazardous coronavirus exposure.

Inside a hospital "room" for coronavirus patients at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,999 people, or about 17%, of Ohio's confirmed coronavirus cases, are health care workers. The Ohio Nurses Association, a union representing 8,000 nurses across the state, says it wants details on where those cases are located.

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state could be looking at issuing protocols for all hospital staff in order to help preserve personal protective equipment or PPE.

In 1940's, African American nurses treated tuberculosis patients at Staten Island's Seaview Hospital.
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A new mini-documentary focuses on the contributions of black nurses during an 1940s epidemic of tuberculosis in New York.  The film, “Black Angels: A Nurse's Story,” will be shown Tuesday evening at Ohio State’s College of Nursing.

A banner at the Mount Carmel West campus in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Former Mount Carmel employees and fired doctor William Husel have filed lawsuits against the hospital system over the last few weeks. In an exclusive interview with WOSU, three nurses defend their actions – and Husel’s – in providing what the hospital called "excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medications to patients. 

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Franklin County prosecutors concluded their six-month investigation into fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel by charging him with 25 counts of murders. But what about the nurses and pharmacists who worked alongside Husel?


A study shows the country is on the verge of a doctor shortage, but one lawmaker in Ohio says she has a plan to fill the gap. The new bill, HB 726, is just the latest attempt to expand the authority of advance practice nurses.

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Often, when nurses are at the end of their shifts, they will be asked if they can stay late. Sometimes it’s not a request but an implied order. Now, a proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime.

A national nurses union is developing protocols for treating opioid patients after three Massillon, Ohio, nurses they represent were treated for fentanyl exposure.