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Parents Letting Go Of Their High School Graduates
High school graduation time is approaching, and many parents
have mixed emotions about their child becoming an adult and
moving away. Dr. Mary Bold, assistant professor of family
sciences at Texas Woman's University in Denton, can discuss
parents letting go of their graduate with the media.
Dr. Bold teaches family sciences at TWU and is affiliated with
the Parenting Center of Fort Worth. She developed the adolescent
and family life curriculum at the Parenting Center and works with
adolescents and parents on such issues as family communication.
To reach Dr. Bold, contact Roy Kron at (940) 898-3456 or at
Nursing To Be One Of The Hottest Occupations During Next
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nursing will be
the fastest-growing occupation over the next five years. A Texas
Woman's University professor who has conducted research on
recruitment and retention of nurses can speak to the media about
what's behind the nursing shortage and what's being done to
attract new nurses.
Dr. K. Lynn Wieck is an associate professor of nursing and
director of research at TWU's Houston campus. She also is the
president of the Texas Nurses Association, and has spoken
throughout the country on the topic of nursing recruitment and
Dr. Wieck believes the shortage of registered nurses is
compounded by several factors, including increased demand as
people live longer and nurses leaving the profession due to
retirement and frustrations without new nurses to take their
Dr. Wieck points to statewide and national efforts to address
the shortage: The Texas Legislature pumped more than $12 million
into nursing education this past biennium. Federal legislation is
being focused on scholarships and loan forgiveness programs.
However, she says, the big crisis is in competing for the best
and the brightest of the youngsters entering college. Research
shows that they want to start at the top, avoid long hours and
have fun on the job. "We are working with hospitals and
education programs throughout the U.S. to redesign nursing to
make it more user-friendly to this emerging workforce," she
To reach Dr. Wieck, contact Karen Treat at (940) 898-3456 or
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