Training Plan to Combat Nursing Shortage
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
QUINN: 'These are 575 New Yorkers who want to be nurses, who are ready to work, and may not be working now because we didn't have the proper resources to train them.'
Quinn says she's reached a deal with local hospitals to send 10experienced nurses to teach nursing students at the City University of New York. Quinn says the five year program will allow CUNY to admit 100 additional nursing students annually.
It's not clear how the nurses would be paid in their role as guest faculty. Officials say the funding is still being worked out.