An op-ed published in the March 29 Midland Reporter-Telegram highlighted two priority bills filed during the current Texas legislative session that could have a significant impact on the nursing shortage. The op-ed by Midland Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President Kit Bredimus, DNP, RN, CPEN, CNML, NE-BC, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAONL, FNAP looks at SB 2590 and HB 3930.

Nurses are the lifeblood of the health care system, and the shortage of nurses continues to trend in the wrong direction. While the current state budget bill includes more funding for nurse education, SB 2590 and HB 3930 would support experiential education opportunities that are vital for Midland and all of Texas to overcome the nursing shortage.

A shortage of nurses can affect timely care for anyone seeking medical care in Texas, and Teaching Hospitals of Texas advocates for solutions that strengthen the nurse workforce and support hospitals like Midland Memorial and the state’s entire health care system.

Read the full op-ed here.

Building Texas’ Nursing Workforce

Learn more about THOT’s recommendations for growing and supporting Texas’ nurse workforce here.