As we get more confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the state, Minnesota’s nurses are feeling anxious. President of the Minnesota Nurses Association Mary Turner says more than 50-percent of the state’s nurses have been on the job for five years or less, so they haven’t been through other similar widespread illnesses. Turner says she’s been trying to have a sit-down meeting with representatives from the Minnesota Hospital Association.

Turner says she’d like to see more regular communication between nurses and other departments in the hospitals. She says they’d also like to know that all of the hospitals are on the same page when it comes to preparing for caring for more COVID-19 patients.