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Published November 08, 2011, 08:50 PM

Rugby Long-term Care Facility Facing Nursing Shortage

RUGBY, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The Heart of American Medical Center in Rugby is having a hard time finding certified nurse assistants and nurses.

RUGBY, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A long-term care facility is in the face of a nursing shortage.

The Heart of American Medical Center in Rugby is having a hard time finding certified nurse assistants and nurses.

Some nurses are traveling from Minnesota to help Heart of America out.

It's offering sign-on bonuses to both CNA's and nurses that want to work in long-term care.

CNA's can get a $2,000 bonus and nurses, either LPN's or RN's, can get $4,000 for working at Heart of America.

Currently, the open position's are being filled through an agency that provides traveling workers to hospitals that are short.

"We are trying to get away from using travel nurses and travel CNA's because we do want to provide consistent staff for our residents," director of nursing Kristen Tryba sai.

Heart of America is currently looking for three nurses and seven CNA's to work in their long term care facility.

Heart of America also has a clinic, and hospital in the same building.

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