Abilene area nursing experts say potential for shortages remain despite new national findings - Abilene Reporter-News

The number of young people entering nursing is "surging," granting relief from fears of a commonly projected shortage, says a national study reported in the December issue of Health Affairs magazine.

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Pearl Merritt, regional dean and professor of Abilene nursing programs through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, said geriatric nurses are in "great need," as are nurses to work in long-term care and community-based programs, such as hospice, home health and in nursing homes.

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