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Current State of the International Nursing Shortage

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Current State of the International Nursing Shortage

Nurses are core to the patient care team, comprising roughly half the global health workforce. A persistent nursing shortage threatens the stability of health systems worldwide, highlighted by repeated warnings by the World Health Organization (WHO). Understanding the challenges healthcare workers faced before, during and after the pandemic along with additional compounding factors, is only the beginning to solving this global concern.

WHO estimates a global nursing shortage of 5.9 million nurses.1

What regions have the largest nursing shortage? Are there certain units facing a larger shortage of nursing staff? In this whitepaper, we uncover the real driving contributors to this global crisis in healthcare and why the solve may be more challenging without swift and comprehensive solutions.