Harrisburg University working to address shortage of nurses and nursing educators

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Dr. Nancy Mimm leads the graduate nursing program at Harrisburg University. She says there is a nursing shortage across the country but also a shortage of nursing educators at colleges and universities.

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Mimm said, “We spend the most time at the bedside. We teach other providers, including doctors and therapists and EMTs, we teach them how to work as a team and advocate for patients.”

Mimm says it’s important to aggressively recruit nursing students to reduce the shortage of nurses and nursing teachers.

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