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USF Health hopes to combat nurse shortage by streamlining nursing program

By FOX 13  
   June 11, 2021

There has been a growing shortage of nurses nationwide over the last few years, and the situation was made worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 1.1-million new nurses are needed by next year, and experts say the deficit will be the worst out west, and here in the South. "It is definitely a national concern, I would say, even a global concern," said USF Health College of Nursing assistant dean of undergraduate programs Dr. Catherine Belden.

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