'Critical shortage' of nurses in Maryland raises concern

There's growing concern about a nursing shortage in the Baltimore region as hospitals are reportedly struggling to meet patients' needs. One nursing school dean said the shortage is the worst she has seen in the past 40 years. Nurses are stretched thin, stressed out and spent. According to the Maryland Nurses Association, before COVID-19, 17% of nurses surveyed considered leaving the profession. Today, that number is 33%.

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