SNAC Scholarships Address Nursing Shortage

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY AUG 10, 2018

Concerns are mounting over whether there will be enough nurses in Florida to care for the largest generation living today, retiring baby boomers. The American Nurses Association estimates that the U.S. will need to train more than a million new nurses by 2022 to care for the growing population and replace the wave of the nation’s most experienced nurses who are retiring. The situation is most alarming in Florida, where the number of residents over age 65 is twice the national average. In response to this critical and prolonged nursing shortage, the local Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) has announced 22 scholarship recipients who will receive $74,000 this year to help boost the local nursing workforce and nursing school faculty on the Suncoast.

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