Nursing shortage impacting Nebraska

The amount of nurses continues to decline across the nation, and a new report from the Nebraska Center For Nursing says the shortage of nurses in the state is nearly 41,000.

The number indicated in the report is 4,062.

And that number is expected to grow by 34 percent by 2025.

According to the report 84 of 93 counties in Nebraska have fewer than registered nurses than the state average.

Five counties have no registered nurses.

In an effort to alleviate the problem, places like CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney are offering scholarships to high school students.

Their hope is that it encourages more students to get involved the medical field.

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