Why Nursing Schools Are Crying For Students

Maybe your columnist, Gary Becker, could enlighten the nurses I work with as to how "the law of supply and demand" has enriched their lives ("Working women's staunchest allies: supply and demand," Economic Viewpoint, Dec. 2). It must be related to providing them with sicker patients, more technology and paperwork to deal with, and public anger over wasted health care spending. Add in the possibility of contracting infectious diseases from patients and it's easy to understand why nursing schools are crying for students to fill their classrooms. What about that "law of supply and demand"?

Lisa Wiethorn

Troy, Mich.

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