It isn’t the end-all solution to the nursing shortage, advocates say — but it’s a start.

Two bills passed by the N.H. Legislature last week are being hailed by local and state health care officials, who say the policies could reduce licensing hurdles for new and out-of-state nurses.


Officials say the bills, which were co-sponsored by Sen. Jay V. Kahn, D-Keene, will help New Hampshire health care facilities attract more nurses by easing some of the regulatory entry burdens that can discourage them from the profession.

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