Report: Shortage of Registered Nurses and LPNs Persists Statewide

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A new report shows shortages continue for a variety of professions across all health care settings which was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the pandemic began to ease, I think people thought, well OK, shortages should ease right, and they haven’t,” said Jean Moore, who leads the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

That was reflected in an annual report compiled by the University at Albany’s CHWS studies from a variety of data sources.

“If you’re a provider trying to understand the workforce, you’re having to go all these different places,” program manager Robert Martiniano said. “So, we want to put all in one place.

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