Why There’s Still A Nursing Shortage

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University of Connecticut nursing school graduates celebrate after school President Philip Austin declared them alumni at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, May 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Steve Miller)

The shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers in the U.S. persists, with a projected need for over 2 million new healthcare workers by 2025. At the same time, nursing schools routinely reject qualified applicants and are maintaining small class sizes and strict admissions policies. This National Nursing Week, we take a look at the nursing shortage and what nursing schools are doing to address it.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Linda Scott Guest
  • Karen Mittelstadt Guest