The governor is lending a hand trying to find a solution to the nursing shortage. The problem is there are not enough places to educate nurses.
Governor Tim Kaine announced that $750,000 will go to UVA to train nurses. On July 1, nursing faculty will get an extra $10 percent increase in salary. The idea is to get more professors in the classroom to teach, which will allow for more nursing students the classroom.
"By promoting faculty, that's kind of an area that you don't necessarily think of when you think of nursing, but it's a really important part because if you don't have the faculty, you don't have the students," said nursing student Caroline Ward.
The governor says there is also $200,000 available in nursing scholarships for those who want to get their masters degree. The governor hopes these initiatives will turn more people onto teaching.