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Hospitals offering big benefits to recruit nurses

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(CNN) -- America is facing a nursing shortage, so hospitals are offering perks and incentives to attract qualified applicants.

Some hospitals are offering five-figure signing bonuses and college tuition for employees and their children. Others are providing free housing and up to $20,000 in reimbursable relocation costs. 

It comes as experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid rate. The American Nurses Association estimates the U.S. will need more than a million new registred nurses by 2022.

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