Senate bill seeks to bring more nurses to rural areas

08/27/2009 | Healthcare Finance News

A bill that would provide financial incentives to increase the number of nurses and nurse practitioners in rural areas has been introduced by U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The Health Access and Health Professionals Supply Act of 2009 would help rural hospitals set up community-based training and give nursing schools grants to increase enrollment in doctoral programs.

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