Future of Nursing in New Hampshire | New Hampshire Public Radio

Future of Nursing in New Hampshire

Jan 14, 2016

As New Hampshire ages, the demands for both in-home and hospital care are increasing. And as medical facilities look for nurses with advanced degrees, finding a place for new graduates to gain training is a challenge. We'll see how nursing is set to change in response and the impact on the health care we all receive in the Granite State.


  • Peter Buerhaus - professor of nursing at Montana State University in Bozeman. For the past 20 years, he has focused on the nursing workforce from an economic perspective.
  • Peggy Lambert - president of the New Hampshire Nurses Association and executive director of Critical Care Services at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester
  • Karen O'Donnell - registered nurse for 22 years and owner of the Caring Nurses Staffing Agency
  • Sherrie Palmieri - Chief Nurse Administrator and Executive Director for Nursing and Health Professions at SNHU and Co-lead for the New Hampshire Future of Nursing Campaign for Action

NHPR's health reporter Jack Rodolico reported on the lack of nurses for in-home pediatric care in the state.