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Nursing Schools See Increase In Demand During Pandemic

A nurse in personal protective equipment (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
A nurse in personal protective equipment (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Applications for degrees in health care are on the rise during the pandemic. The Association of American Medical Colleges has seen an 18% increase in applications to medical schools nationwide, this year over last. Nursing schools are also reporting big increases in interest and applications.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Donna Glynn, associate dean of pre-licensure nursing at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

O’Dowd also speaks with Tanya Sanon, a senior nursing major in Villanova University’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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