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    Nineteen Arkansas nursing education programs are getting a boost from a $20 million state grant, Arkansas Advocate reported May 13.
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    Contract provisions that stick nurses with the cost of training programs if they leave or are terminated before their contracts are up will largely be prohibited under the Federal Trade Commission's April 23 ruling to ban noncompete agreements — a decision National Nurses United is applauding.
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