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ANA Calls for Federal Funding to Bolster RN Training
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The American Nurses Association is calling on Congress to increase federal funding by 12% to bolster programs to educate, recruit, and retain registered nurses. A graying demographic is expected to need more healthcare services. Americans, including nurses, are getting older. ANA estimates that more than 40% of nurses are over age 50, the average age for a clinically practicing nurse is about 45, and 72% of nurse faculty are age 50 or older.