UPMC Combats Nursing Shortage

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By Megan Solensky

ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – Hospitals across the country are still in desperate need for personnel.

UPMC is accelerating the training process to become a registered nurse to combat this shortage.

The 16-month program looks to offer students a more affordable way to get into the workforce.

UPMC Hamot is also offering shift differential, sign on bonuses, and other incentives in an attempt to keep nurses working.

“If you’re looking for a career that can be personally fulfilling, meaningful, and financially rewarding, it’s really hard to top nursing,” said chief nursing officer Jim Donnelly. “With this new school and the ability to get into the profession in as little as 16 months, this is an excellent time to do so.”


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