The Atlanta area, like most of the state, is dealing with a shortage of registered nurses as many nurses get ready to retire.
While some hospitals are offering nurses large signing bonuses, Cobb County is trying a different approach.
A Regional Need
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce's Workforce Development Manager Rob Garcia III said that, within a 20-mile radius of the city of Marietta, his group found a shortage of nearly 30,000 nurses. That number is expected to increase as baby boomers age and the region struggles to hire nurses.