http://www.9news.com/article/news/h...se-licenses-but-questions-remain/73-515857779 The nurses are waiting on background checks. There's a much simpler and cheaper solution to this. The state should issue a gun to every nursing graduate. This would force them to go through a background check. Which usually takes minutes to complete, not months. Also, the nurses would be more readily accepted in these rural areas if they came to work with their new gun on them - having more in common with their patients, thus a topic for friendly conversation.