Joey Dumon, a senior at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS, works in the school’s simulation lab. Technology investments have allowed the school to streamline coursework for students both in the city and in rural areas, allowing them to enter the workforce more quickly. Estimates are the state could see a shortage of 17,000 nurses in coming years.
Joey Dumon, a senior at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS, works in the school’s simulation lab. Technology investments have allowed the school to streamline coursework for students both in the city and in rural areas, allowing them to enter the workforce more quickly. Estimates are the state could see a shortage of 17,000 nurses in coming years.

While the nation’s nursing workforce is on track to exceed demand during the next 10 years, at least one report predicts Colorado will be short about 17,000 licensed practical and registered nurses by the year 2025. That conclusion was presented in a December 2014 assessment, “The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National- and State-Level Projections, […]

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