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April 2, 2020
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Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker says the state is considering giving temporary licenses to nursing students who are near graduation and mostly trained so they can help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Judy Neubrander, dean of Illinois State University nursing college, supports the idea and said about 170 ISU nursing students are to graduate in May and could be offered temporary intern roles at hospitals.
Full Story: WGLT-FM (Normal, Ill.) (4/1),  WEEK-TV (East Peoria, Ill.) (3/31) 
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Illinois is seeking nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses to staff temporary medical facilities being built to care for patients with COVID-19. The state is issuing temporary practice permits good through September, so recently retired professionals or those whose licenses have lapsed can help with coronavirus patients.
Full Story: WMAQ-TV (Chicago) (4/1) 
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