High cost of housing one reason for VT nursing shortage – WFFF

A group of nurses told Rep. Peter Welch that the high cost of housing and childcare in Vermont are two main reasons why the state has a nursing shortage. That, and “trailing spouses” often can’t find the job they want. 

"Participants at the table also spoke of the high cost of tuition for nursing students and Congressman Welch said he’s sponsored legislation around tuition loan forgiveness. But as a result of these challenges, nurses say they’re burned out from working so much overtime."


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  • Rob Roper
    commented 2019-10-10 16:10:34 -0400
    It’s not just nurses. High cost of housing and lack of careers (as opposed to jobs) are the top reasons why young professionals of all occupations are headed for the exits or never coming through the entrances. Yet our legislature’s focus is on making housing and childcare MORE expensive through more costly regulations and mandates. Making Vermont livable for humans is not their concern.