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This week, Maine Calling looks at Maine's evolving economy, focusing on the shifts in Maine's economy due to the pandemic. Today — How does Maine’s growing gig economy reflect national trends, and what opportunities and challenges face those who are turning to independent contracting and other gig work?

The Nursing Profession

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Nurses in Maine face many challenges as well as opportunities. We’ll hear from nurse leaders in the state about current nursing workforce challenges and what’s being done to address them. We’ll also discuss the evolution of the nursing profession, such as the contemporary focus on disease prevention, the rigor of nursing education, and the expertise nurses use alongside advanced technology.

Guests: Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA President/CEO HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine

Michael Nozdrovicky, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Associate Professor and Department Chair Southern Maine Community College

Su Sepples, RN, PhD Associate Professor of Nursing University of Southern Maine; founding member of the Maine Partners in Nursing and Practice