Just read another article about money on Capitol Hill for nursing shortage. Every single state has money for nursing scholarships
sitting unused in their bank accounts. The problems is that the people who want it to become nurses can't have it. They don't qualify. Throwing more money at the states won't do any good if it has the same requirements. Recent High School graduates only, age restrictions, can't have a previous degree. The population is aging we aren't going to find a bunch of young people who don't exist to take care of the older population. Middle age and healthy older people will take care of the old sick patients. So make money available to non-traditional students with previous degrees.