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Crain’s New York Business

In response to a growing demand for nurse practitioners in the New York state, one of the largest health care systems in the region is launching a graduate school for nurse-practitioner programs. Hofstra University in Hempstead, L.I., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, with which it is associated, announced Tuesday the formation of the School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions.

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Capitol Ideas, Council of State Governments

While state policymakers often wring their hands over health care spending and how it may squeeze out other policy priorities, the flipside of that spending is jobs—lots of them and more to come in the future. In 2012, the 17 million health care and social assistance jobs made up 14.6 percent of all services producing jobs in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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