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Valley Health and SU address nursing shortage
Shenandoah University is working with Valley Health and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association to address the area’s nursing shortage.
Through the program NextGen Nurses, they will attempt to enhance training to inspire nurses and create a pipeline of future healthcare professionals.
The program utilizes the experience of semi-retired and retired nurses before they leave the profession and is designed to provide a replicable model for the rest of the state.
NextGen Nurses is funded in part by a $496,000 GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Grant.
This is part of a state-funded initiative by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to diversify the economy and create higher-wage jobs in strategic fields.