Birmingham News, September 9, 2008

Deals between hospitals and nursing students are becoming increasingly common as healthcare providers, nursing schools, and others try to figure out how they'll handle a nursing shortage that's expected to hit sometime in the next decade. Experts estimate there's a need for at least a million new nurses nationwide by 2012, but there aren't enough nursing students to fill the gap. To remedy the problem, the University of Alabama Birmingham is one college that is recruiting nurses almost anywhere it can.

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