Tee Up for Nursing Raises Money & Awareness

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

With a growing shortage of nurses in Wisconsin, some folks tee it up to give the profession a much needed shot in the arm.

The Tee Up for Nursing Golf tournament was held at the Nakoma Country Club Monday. The event is a way to raise awareness of the nursing profession and the shortage it's facing, as well as raise money for the Nightingale Scholarship funt at Edgewood College.

"Last year was the first year we did it, and we raised $41,000 net, in our first attempt. So I'm hoping this year it might be a little more. And thanks to support from the community that we get, this is beginning to happen," says George Birch, director for Tee Up for Nursing.

NBC 15's Leigh Mills emceed the dinner and auction Monday night.

Birch tells us it's estimated that Wisconsin will be short 6,500 nurses in 16 years.

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