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Nursing shortages in AmericaNurses are an important part of health care. Nurses are crucial as they are responsible forpromoting healthy practices, educating the public on how to stay healthy, and taking care of thesick. Current statistics have shown that there are over 28 million nurses worldwide. However,there has been a significant shortage of nurses, especially in the united states. The need for morenurses has been increasing steeply as health care becomes more critical to American householdsand the number of those in need of health care increases. This shortage has been projected to lastthis potentially;e decade in is therefore very worrying. This paper will thoroughly examine thecauses of nursing shortages, the effects, and the solutions to this shortage.Many factors have led to this shortage. Some of these factors are as follows. One of themajor causes of this shortage is Nurse burnout. Nurse burnout occurs when nurses becomementally, emotionally, and physically exhausted because of overwork. This burnout causesnurses lots of stress, making them disengaged and detached. It affects their ability to makedecisions and makes life harder for them and their patients. Burnout may eventually cause thenurse to quit the profession as they may determine that nursing is not as good a profession asthey may have thought. Another major cause of nurse shortages is the presence of an agingworkforce. The nursing workforce is aging at a high rate (AjN, 2022). There are over one millionnurses over fifty years which is very close to the retirement age of nurses. These aging nurseseventually leave the workforce, thus contributing to this shortage. The gap left by these nurses

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