Experienced nurses can be hard to find

HELPING HANDS: Erin Flaherty, left, a newly hired nurse at Kent County Memorial Hospital, practices inserting an IV as registered nurse Karen Wholey, middle, and Nurse Director Nicole Hebert offer advice. 
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
HELPING HANDS: Erin Flaherty, left, a newly hired nurse at Kent County Memorial Hospital, practices inserting an IV as registered nurse Karen Wholey, middle, and Nurse Director Nicole Hebert offer advice. 
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
For nearly four years, Erin Flaherty worked as a nurse in a Warwick urgent-care clinic. The job was rewarding but offered no chance of career growth. She went back to school, and armed with a newly earned Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, Flaherty was confident as she started looking for a job in a…

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