Illinois Nurses Push For Safe Patient Limits, Working Conditions

Illinois Nurses Push For Safe Patient Limits, Working Conditions
In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 photo, neonatal outcomes nurse Debra Skopec, center, swaddles preemie Evelyn Niedermeyer as advance practice nurse Phyllis Lawlor-Klean records the child's vitals, after an eye exam was performed on her at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago. Associated Press
Illinois Nurses Push For Safe Patient Limits, Working Conditions
In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 photo, neonatal outcomes nurse Debra Skopec, center, swaddles preemie Evelyn Niedermeyer as advance practice nurse Phyllis Lawlor-Klean records the child's vitals, after an eye exam was performed on her at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago. Associated Press

Illinois Nurses Push For Safe Patient Limits, Working Conditions

The demand for health care services is on the rise, but the nursing workforce in Illinois and across the U.S. is struggling to keep pace.

Reset checks in with Illinois nurses and a policy researcher about some of the challenges in the nursing industry.

GUESTS: Doris Carroll, registered nurse at UI Health and vice president of the Illinois Nurses Association

Paul Pater, registered nurse at UI Health and board member of the Illinois Nurses Association

Frank Manzo, policy director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute