HHS awards $71.3M for nursing education

With a looming a healthcare workforce shortage, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has awarded $71.3 million in grants for nursing education and workforce development programs. The programs, which involve entry-level preparation through the development of advanced practice nurses, are expected to help retain and attract high-quality workers. "A well-educated, highly-skilled, and diverse nurse workforce is critical to meeting future healthcare needs," HHS Health Resources Servicess Administration administrator Mary K. Wakefield said in a statement. "These awards expand our efforts to grow a high-quality health workforce." Press release