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Neb. officials concerned about nursing shortage

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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 8:00 pm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As nurses age and more people gain access to health care, state officials and educators are concerned about a nursing shortage.

Nationally, there are expected to be 1.1 million job openings for registered nurses by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And parts of Nebraska already are facing a shortage, with eight counties lacking a registered nurse, said Juan Ramirez, consultant for the Nebraska Center for Nursing.

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