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Notes: Local senior care facilities fund program to train new nurses

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Residents and staff at Goodwin House in Alexandria gather in a vigil for George Floyd (photo courtesy Goodwin House)

Alexandria senior care facilities are helping to fund a new program at Northern Virginia Community College to help alleviate the nursing shortage, Alexandria Times reported.

Facilities, including Goodwin Living and Woodbine Rehabilitation, are contributing $420,000 to a 13-month program training students to become licensed practical nurses.

The Alexandria Times reported that the facilities face a severe shortage in the industry, with causes including an aging workforce, poor working conditions, and burnout from the pandemic. In all, there’s a projected 10-20% shortage of manpower in patient care by 2030.

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