Opinion: Arizona has some of the nation's largest hospital staffing shortages. New state funding is helping to address critical nursing needs.
By: Steven R. Gonzales
Arizona, like many states across America, is facing a nurse shortage.
The pandemic has taken a toll on existing nursing staff due to staffing shortages, employee burnout and retirement. Despite the number of nursing graduates entering the workforce, it is clear that Arizona needs to catch up with current demand levels.