Wisconsin has been facing a severe nursing shortage. To solve this problem, we have to look upstream. As the interest of qualified students seeking admission to nursing programs is increasing, the number of nurse educators available to teach is decreasing. Wisconsin Nursing programs are forced to turn away hundreds of qualified applicants because they did not have the faculty to teach them.
Last session, $5 million per year was granted to HEAB to fund the Nurse Educators Program and address the critical shortage of nurse faculty. However, $10 million per year is needed to increase the number of nurses in our workforce. Therefore, ANEW & WNA are working with legislators to include $5 million per year this biennium to fully fund the Nurse Educator Program.
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