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HB 3111, SB 2300 could relieve Texas nurses of student debt

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

HB 3111, SB 2300 could relieve Texas nurses of student debt

BELTON, TX — The debt many nursing students face after earning their degrees could soon be relieved.

Two new companion bills making their way through House and Senate committees hope to create a student loan repayment assistance program for nurses working at long-term care facilities.

Nurses like Helen Newhouse. As a licensed vocational nurse at Park Place Manor, Newhouse has dedicated her life to caring for the elderly community.

"My mother is actually a nurse and I also help take care of my grandparents and so I kind of new it was the field for me," said Newhouse.

Experts shared there is a growing need for nurses in the long-term care field.

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