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We are facing "a crisis" in the need for nurses in clinical settings, retiring nurses, educators and a shortage of nurses in the pipeline according to Kara Groom, chief nurse administrator and department chair at Mount Mary University.

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Wisconsin is currently facing a nursing crisis, but the nursing gap has been building around the world. Christie Watson experienced it in the UK, where she worked as a registered nurse for 20 years before becoming a novelist and pursuing writing full-time.

"People aren't aspiring to be nurses because they don't really understand what the job is because there's not enough out there about the job. And certainly literature and memoirs play a part in that, I think," she notes.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

A few years ago, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum reported the state was facing a looming nursing shortage, due to an aging population and an aging workforce.