Struggling to fill a dangerous and growing labor gap

From Inside Higher Ed: “Hospitals across the country continue to hemorrhage nurses as many retire or leave the profession … Would-be nursing students appear eager to fill the gaps — enrollment in nursing programs over all is rising — but colleges and universities are struggling to meet the demand. They are hampered from expanding their programs by high costs and limited budgets, a shortage of nursing faculty members, and insufficient facility space to accommodate more students. … The association also reported that nursing schools turned away thousands of qualified applicants last year — more than 80,521 people at four-year institutions alone — because of limited resources, faculty shortages and space constraints.”

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