SUGAR LAND MISSOURI CITY EDITION
2021 H E A L T H C A R E E D I T I O N
VOLUME 8, ISSUE 10 JUNE 9JULY 6, 2021
Fort Bend ISDexpands mental health oerings
A NEED FOR NURSES While the supply of full-time registered nurses is projected to grow by 27.7% between 2018- 32, the demand could grow by 46.8%. Projected demand Projected supply Demand unmet GULF COAST REGISTEREDNURSES
BY CLAIRE SHOOP
As Fort Bend ISD seeks federal funding for mental health services on campus for a third year, the dis- trict’s program has continued to evolve and expand while supporting increased student needs through- out the coronavirus pandemic. The number of FBISD students seen by a district mental health counselor jumped from 99 in February 2020 to 243 in March 2020. As the demand for care increased and the program continued to ramp up, the number of students seen during the remainder of 2020 was consistently higher than prepandemic CONTINUED ON 30 support Fort Bend ISD has six full-time counselors who Seeking are available to every student in the district. 250 Students seen by a district mental health counselor
21.9% demand unmet
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University of Houston at Sugar Land nursing students train in simulation facilities, which oer hands-on clinical simulation training.
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Area hospitals, educators assess nurse shortage As hospitals nationwide face an ongoing nursing shortage, the decit is top of mind for many Sugar Land- and Missouri City-area health care profes- sionals and educators. COVID-19 patients for more than a year, according to a February study from the U.S. Oce of Inspec- tor General. BY MORGAN JONES & CLAIRE SHOOP
1st month of pandemic
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Texas hospitals, however, have faced nursing shortages since long before the pandemic. The Texas Department of State Health Services projects the Gulf Coast region will have a decit of 21,400 registered nurses by 2032 as the growing demand CONTINUED ON 28
Hospitals across the county reported higher rates of turnover and sta burnout as nurses faced heavier workloads and treated critically ill
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