Dec 17, 2018

Wisconsin Survey Identifies Strategies to Increase Recruitment and Retention

The cost of nursing school has been identified as a barrier to recruiting and retaining nurses. The Wisconsin Action Coalition decided to examine this issue by conducting a survey sent to the deans of all of the nursing schools in the state. Findings from the 522 respondents include:

  • Many students are unaware of financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Nursing school costs were higher than students anticipated

Wisconsin encouraged nursing schools to increase awareness about tuition costs, financial aid and scholarships through workshops and brochures, as well as individual sessions with school financial aid officers.