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Pa. nurses had to wait months for licenses during 2021 COVID surges

More than half of the 12,000 nurses issued licenses to work in Pennsylvania last year waited for three months or longer to get them

By Scott LaMar and Brett Sholtis

Nurses in Pennsylvania waited months to get licenses to work during historic staffing shortage

NPR found Pennsylvania processed LPN applications more slowly than any other state and was among the slowest at issuing RN licenses last year.

By Brett Sholtis

More than one in four registered nurse positions went vacant, recent survey reports

Widespread medical provider staffing shortages are challenging hospitals’ ability to keep up with demand,

By Brett Sholtis

The University of Pennsylvania receives $125 million gift to start community nursing program, tuition-free

The University of Pennsylvania has received a $125 million donation to start a program to train nurse practitioners for free, the institution announced Monday.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Proposed Pennsylvania budget would help nurses, provide mental health services

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $43.7 billion budget includes money to improve behavioral health services and train more health care workers.

By Brett Sholtis

Pa. hospitals to get millions in federal relief to help hire, keep nurses

State Republicans and Democrats swiftly passed the initiative, which draws from federal American Rescue Plan funds that Pennsylvania got last March.

By Brett Sholtis