nurses

COVID-19 image of nurses as ‘Healthcare Heroes’ both daunting and inspiring to students 

BY: - August 11, 2023

Fewer students were studying to become nurses in Kentucky last year than in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year.  Enrollment in educational programs that lead to a nursing license declined in 2021 and 2022. But a variety of statewide efforts could help push the numbers back up in the coming years. Kentucky needs more nursing students […]

Bill addressing Kentucky’s health care workforce shortages clears committee

BY: - February 23, 2023

A Kentucky bill drafted to address the state’s health care workforce shortages easily passed a House committee Thursday. The bill, which has bipartisan support, sailed out of the House Standing Committee on Health Services with 18 yes votes and one pass. No one voted against the bill. It now goes to the House floor. House […]