© 2021 Alabama Public Radio

920 Paul Bryant Drive
Digital Media Center
Gate 61 35487

(800) 654-4262
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Nursing students, teachers to fill gaps at UAB Hospital

UAB Hospital

 

Graduate students and faculty from the University of Alabama at Birmingham nursing school are going to begin working with COVID-19 patients.

All 120 people joining the UAB Hospital care team are licensed nurses. Undergraduate students will also be helping as technicians with vaccine distribution.

The hospital has already enlisted retired nurses to help with patient care due to being short-staffed.

Alabama 4,100 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The virus has killed almost 4,200 people throughout the state.