Massachusetts nursing licenses granted for more than 100,000 people with Alzheimer’s
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Massachusetts is granting new licenses to more than 1,000 nursing students and their families, a step toward allowing them to become certified and receive the full range of nursing benefits under the state’s Accelerated Nursing Programs (ANI) program.
Nurses Association, which represents some of the state´s licensed nursing professionals, said in a statement that the licenses will help address a shortage of nurses.
Massachusetts has approved more than 50,000 licenses for students under the program, which allows students to receive up to $250,000 in training credits to become registered nurses and nursing assistants.
The Massachusetts Nurses’ Association said in its statement that this program will allow some nursing students to achieve the skills they need to be successful in nursing, including training to practice a new nursing specialty.
In addition, the association said that students can gain certification in advanced nursing nursing, a degree that would allow them to practice in more specialized settings.
The program is intended to address a “challenging and growing shortage of licensed nursing students,” the association added.
nursing licenses will be awarded in phases, starting with the first cohort of students who are aged 55 or older, the statement said.
The program will also offer nursing students an option to continue their education and continue to receive training.
The Association said that while this program has already helped some students, the goal is to give them the skills and confidence they need in order to help others who are struggling.
The statement said that the number of nursing licenses that have been granted to date will not be enough to fully address the demand for nurses and related nursing professionals.
More stories from Massachusetts:Massachusetts nurses’ association launches online petition to demand reinstatement of nursing license after mass shootingThe Association of Nurses-Midwives in the US has joined with other nursing unions in a petition calling for the reinstatement and reopening of the Massachusetts Nursing License, which was suspended in 2016.
The petition states that the Massachusetts Nursages Association and the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses have been engaged in a decades-long campaign to get the license reinstated.
The petition calls on the state to reissue the license and to allow nursing students who have completed their training to be licensed.
The US Supreme Court upheld the suspension of the nursing license in April, after it found that the nursing students were not qualified to practice as nurses.
The state is currently considering a petition to reinstate the license, which will be voted on by the state senate.
Massachusetts is granting new licenses to more than 1,000 nursing students and their families, a step toward allowing them to…