Day 29: State Cuts Nursing Education Funding

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Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Check out our story calendar here

Day 29: The state has dramatically reduced support for nursing education, meaning Texas will continue to face a critical shortage of registered nurses.

There is already a major shortage of registered nurses in Texas. It's not going to get any better, because lawmakers have dramatically slashed nursing education funding for the next two years.

According to state health officials ...

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