Quote from brian
The Legislature has already created a program to help nurses pay their student loans, aimed at making the profession more attractive. The committee's bill would expand the program to also give loan repayment help to those who want to teach.
With school's receiving 3 or 4 times more applications than they have slots for they should be looking at that problem as a way to ease the nursing shortage. More educators and classes are needed. What good is a loan re-payment if there is nowhere to go to school ? Potential instructors could use the loan repayment to help make up for the dismal salary they will receive as an educator. One of the LPN program instructors at my college was telling me the other day they received over 80 applications that qualified for the program but they only have 25 spaces to fill. That's plays a substantial part in this shortage or any shortage for that matter: Production does not meet demand so how do they expect to ever catch up ?