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US Department of Labor Awards $78M for Nursing Programs

May 15, 2023


As the nation honors their dedication and sacrifice during National Nurses Week, the U.S. Department of Labor (@USDOL) announced the award of more than $78 million in grants to support workforce training programs in 17 states and address staffing challenges nursing professionals face in the care economy.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that nurses make up the largest segment of U.S. healthcare professionals, with nearly 4.2 million registered nurses among them. Despite these numbers, the profession faces significant staffing challenges as the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an average of 203,200 openings for registered nurses each year through 2031.

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