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Lights out for Ladies of the Lamp

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When I asked my high-school age daughter who is busy preparing for a university admission exam if she wanted to go to nursing school, her answer pretty much summed up why our country is suffering a drastic shortage of nurses. 

"No way. Laborious work. Low pay. Little recognition. And you have to take the doctors' orders and feel inferior to them all the time. No, not for me."

She is not alone in refusing to follow the selfless path of the Lady of the Lamp. And that's why the country's severe shortage of nurses is worsening by the day.

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