Hochul signs legislation to help with state nursing shortage

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation on Monday to strengthen New York’s health care workforce.

The legislation will help address the state’s nursing shortage, and allow nursing programs to provide up to one third of a student’s clinical work in a high-tech simulation environment.

This comes as the 2024 budget includes $967 million for the Wadsworth Laboratories in Albany.

New York is projected to face a shortage of almost 40,000 nurses by the year 2030, Hochul said.