Now more than ever, we need nurses. Our nation faces a critical nursing shortage as the demand for health care grows and the approximately 76 million Baby Boomers age, requiring specialized care. And Texas is not exempt—the Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of all nurse types by 2030.
As nursing programs across Houston enroll more students to help alleviate the shortage, clinical sites are reaching capacity and closing opportunities for students to meet their clinical training requirements. To open more opportunities, the Texas Board of Nursing allows students to substitute 50% of traditional clinical hours for high-quality simulation experiences.