Kansas nursing school launches center for shortages of nurses, nursing leaders

The University of Kansas School of Nursing created the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center in the hope of reversing the downward trend of nurse and nursing educator employment in the state. 

Before the university launched the center, which will work with employers, schools and professional associations, Kansas was one of 10 states without a nursing workforce center,  according to an Aug. 3 news release. 

Current forecasts show a statewide deficit of 28,000 nursing assistants, 18,000 registered nurses and 6,000 home health aides by 2026.

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