The hospital system's parent company HCA is building a nursing school in Richardson to bolster the ranks.
The university is launching the Center for Rural Health and Nursing to offer continuing education, nursing degrees, and study health outcomes in rural communities.
From California to Massachusetts, healthcare workers have been striking against the hospital owner for months.
The 150,000-square-foot facility will also provide space for nursing simulation training.
Both women have spent time in several HCA hospitals around the state.
Magnet Recognition was given to only 47 hospitals statewide.
Elizabeth Merwin of UT Arlington holds forth on the nursing shortage, and the new grads coming to the rescue.
By Dr. Elizabeth Merwin