Given the shortage of health employees facing the state in the midst of the pandemic, the governor announced a program of 1,000 university scholarships. Salaries in this medical industry are seeing significant increases this year.
To mitigate New York State’s nurse shortage, Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a Scholarship Program called ‘Nurses For Our Future,’ which will cover tuition for 1,000 students to become nurses or registered nurses (RNs) . These scholarships will cover your studies at SUNY and CUNY.
According to Nurse Journal, an informational website for nursing students, New York City is home to several world-class hospitals, and while nursing salaries don’t seem as lucrative compared to the cost of living in that state , “ even so, an average salary for a registered nurse (RN) can be almost six figures ”.
That same site reports that salaries for registered nurses are around $ 94,920 a year, or $ 45.63 an hour . While on job search sites like Indeed.com, jobs of this kind were advertised on Thursday offering between $ 50 and $ 65.
This week The Wall Street Journal reported that, nationwide, nurses’ salaries are increasing as demand for their services increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. The average annual salary for registered nurses, not including bonuses such as overtime , increased about 4% this year to $ 81,376.
Hochul’s office reported that there are currently more than 9,300 registered nurse openings in New York State.
“Just a year ago, we were celebrating our healthcare workers for the heroes that they are,” the governor said in announcing the scholarship, “and the pandemic has shown us that we cannot afford a labor shortage in the healthcare industry. health”.
Hochul also assured that the ‘Nurses For Our Future’ scholarships are an important step to train more nurses and incorporate them into the health care system. “The SUNY and CUNY scholarships move us toward a more prosperous and equal New York, working to ensure all New Yorkers have access to training programs.
Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, New York hospitals have faced a shortage of healthcare workers and a massive influx of patients, prompting many of them to protest this week . This scholarship program is designed to recruit and train nursing and healthcare professionals to serve in this critical area.
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