Health Carousel’s Generosity Spills Into Nursing Education With a $200,000 Commitment
Health Carousel’s Light the Way initiative is named after Florence Nightingale. She was the founder of modern nursing and was known as “The Lady With the Lamp” because she spent her nights caring for wounded soldiers. Her only guide was a dim oil lamp. Health Carousel’s Light The Way program has been in existence since 2004. This program funnels all their activities and programs that promote ethical recruitment practices and global nursing sustainability. Light the Way is proud to announce additional efforts abroad and in the USA on International Nurses Day 2022.
As the 17th-largest healthcare staffing agency, Health Carousel, LLC today announced a $200,000, three-year commitment to support a range of nursing education and training programs in the U.S. and internationally. This generous, multi-year investment is only a fraction of the work done through the company’s Light the Way initiative. It focuses on ethical recruiting and the sustainability of the nursing profession.
Benefits International Nursing Community as well as the U.S.
Light the Way funds will be used for many nursing sustainability initiatives worldwide. Money will be used in the Philippines to fund Ph.D. nurse educators’ scholarships. This will help improve nursing schools’ quality and capacity, and education. Funds are also being used in Uganda to create a nurse training laboratory in coordination with the Uganda Nurse and Midwives Union. Other programs around the world are currently in development.
The United States has allocated its share of the money to fund Light the Way scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to nurses pursuing a post-graduate or graduate nursing degree.
Special Support For Nursing Education and Nurse Educators
Health Carousel’s decision to use the funds to increase nurse education capacity is completely purposeful as it can reduce the US and global nursing shortage. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing states that more than 80,000 qualified applicants were turned down by US nursing schools in 2019 due to a shortage of nursing faculty. The Philippines has many nurses who lack the necessary education and training. This is evident in the low pass rates on the national nurse licensure exam. Similar difficulties persist worldwide.
Earl Dalton is the Chief Nursing Officer at Health Carousel. He explains how these investments directly impact patient care. Dalton stated that Health Carousel invests in combating current industry trends that could jeopardize patient care. “Experienced nurses are leaving the U.S., and our patients are becoming more complicated with care needs. It is increasingly difficult for older nurses to mentor newer ones. Health Carousel’s investment in nursing training and advanced degrees in nursing is an effective solution to this problem.”
Bill DeVille, Founder and Board Chair at Health Carousel, stated that “While we are making a significant financial and administrative commitment, it is essential to support the nursing profession and the many challenges that grew in the wake of the pandemic. Health Carousel has a long tradition of investing in the future of nursing.”
Information About Health Carousel
Health Carousel, a global talent management company, offers a wide range of workforce and healthcare staffing solutions, including locum tenens and travel nursing. Health Carousel strives to provide the best healthcare talent and workforce management services so that every patient can access a qualified healthcare professional whenever and wherever they need it. Health Carousel is committed to maintaining the highest industry standards. They are unsurpassed in the industry. They adhere to the Codes of Professional Practice and the Light the Way program, which enables them to deliver ethical and sustainable recruitment initiatives.