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COMMERCE STREET | New UIW program could help alleviate critical nursing shortage

If we didn’t appreciate it before COVID-19 – we know it now - nurses are healthcare heroes. But, studies show by 2032, Texas may not have enough nurses in the state.

Kristin Dean, Erica Zucco (KENS 5)

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The coronavirus pandemic underscored the critical importance of nurses and nursing staff, as they gave support and comfort to patients isolated because of the illness, isolated from their own families and put their own health at risk to save the lives of others. They have also offered compassion and companionship in the final moments of patients' lives. 

If we didn’t appreciate it before – we know it now - nurses are healthcare heroes. But studies show by 2032, Texas won’t have enough nurses to care for everyone who needs them – unless something changes.

In this episode of Commerce Street, a business podcast from KENS 5, we’re talking about a projected shortage of nurses in Texas that could affect care – and one measure being taken to prevent it.