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Federal legislation supports nursing instructors

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Stan Stricker
March 18, 2009

Proposed federal legislation would forgive educational debt of nurses who go on to teach in their profession.


Mercy Health System Vice President of Community Advocacy Rich Gruber says this could end a bottleneck in the industry. Gruber says there's plenty of nursing students, but not enough qualified instructors. He says Mercy has long been a supporter of educational efforts in


medical services programs.


The legislation would offer to pay down student debt up to $40,000 for a masters degree, and $80,000 for a doctorate, of students willing to teach for four years.



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