WVII interviews Walker for report on nursing shortage

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Mary Walker, director of the University of Maine School of Nursing, in a report on the increasing nursing shortage. A shortage of 3,200 nursing positions in Maine, and more than 100,000 nationwide, is expected by 2022, and colleges and universities in Maine are hoping for action on a bond that would provide more infrastructure to train and educate nurses, according to WVII. Walker called the issue a “public health crisis … of who in the world will care for our aging population.”