Nursing is a critical component of the healthcare workforce, providing essential services to patients across the United States. However, the nursing profession faces a significant shortage predicted to worsen in the coming years. According to recent data, there are over 4 million registered nurses (RNs) in the United States. However, more than this is needed to meet the growing demand for healthcare services, particularly as the population ages and healthcare needs become more complex.In fact, experts predict that the nursing shortage will reach crisis levels by 2030, with a projected shortfall of up to 1 million nurses. This shortage is expected to be particularly acute in certain specialties, such as critical care and oncology, as well as in certain regions of the country, such as rural areas.