Illinois Senate Committee passes Bill to Help Nursing Shortage


Senate Bill 2068, sponsored by state Sen. Sarah Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, would add Illinois to the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact, making it easier for nurses such as Iowa native Madalyn Mauro to put her critical skills to work in Illinois.
Crippled by a nursing shortage even before the pandemic struck, more than half of current Illinois registered nurses aged 55 or older are approaching retirement. Licensed practical nurses in Illinois face a similar shortage. Illinois’ outdated licensing policies have provided extra barriers for those who would want to work in the state.

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