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Top Alaska workforce leaders discuss barriers to retention and building a strong foundation for the healthcare workforce

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In a recent analysis of the state’s healthcare workforce, the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association found that job vacancies are increasing, and not enough people are entering the workforce to make up for it. Leaders in Alaska discussed the pressing healthcare workforce crisis in the state and ways to support and retain providers at the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Conference last month.

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Alaska needs to train more nurses, but it doesn’t have enough nursing faculty to meet demand

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UAA School of Nursing director Carla Hagen speaks to KTOO about the high demand for nurses in the state of Alaska and the shortage of nursing faculty.

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Nursing alumni take on Alaska's health care needs

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The latest edition of Spirit magazine featured UAA nursing alumni taking on Alaska's needs. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, UAA's School of Nursing has graduated more than 500 new nurses into the state's health care system.

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It’s never too late: Student speaker Teresa Novakovich on pursuing your dreams

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UAA Alumna, Teresa Novakovich, say's it's never too later to go back to school and pursue your dream career.

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Staffing shortages still hinder Alaska hospitals; nurses among the highest in demand

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Hospitals need nurses nationwide and across Alaska, as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care workforce shortages.