Faculty Vacancies Are Narrowing New York’s Nursing Pipeline


There’s a troubling blockage in New York’s nursing pipeline.

As health care organizations continue struggling to recruit and retain registered nurses, the state has poured funding into a “Nursing Emergency Training Fund” to expand program capacity at nursing schools and provide nursing students with scholarships.

But faculty vacancies appear to be limiting the number of new registered nurses New York is able to train, a new report out of SUNY Albany finds.

One in six full-time faculty positions at nursing education programs across the state are vacant, according to the report by the university’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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