Thank you for sharing this post. It is thought-provoking, especially now – almost a year since the pandemic started in the United States. Like the article mentions, in a time like this nurses are required more than ever. However, while the need for nurses is much more pronounced now, I cannot remember a time when there were enough nurses. The pandemic only exacerbated a problem that seems like has existed for a very long time. Further, there must be more done to prevent nurses from leaving – dealing with burnout that can usually be due to understaffing, toxic work environments, lack of support, or compassion fatigue. I believe helping nurses stay in the job (and remain satisfied) might help with the shortage a lot faster than trying to bring them back from retirement or entice more people to go nursing school. Supporting them in the workplace is a more long-term solution.