Editorial| Volume 13, ISSUE 4, P3-4, January 2023

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Nursing Is at a Crossroads

      Emerging from the peak of one of the worst pandemics in history, the nursing profession is facing multiple challenges: hospitals and other facilities report a growing nurse shortage, new graduates express uncertainty about their readiness to practice, nursing education is both grappling with a faculty shortage and scrutinizing the best methods for educating students, and violence toward healthcare providers is of major concern along with stress and burnout. But with challenges come opportunities. To provide insight for regulators, nursing leaders, and policymakers on the extraordinary circumstances currently confronting nursing, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) presents the embodiment of this information and data in its annual Environmental Scan.
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