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  1. Kurth, Ann PhD, RN, MPH
  2. Pinker, Edieal PhD
  3. Martinello, Richard A. MD
  4. Honan, Linda PhD, MSN, CNS-BC, RN, ANEF
  5. Choi, Steven MD, FAAP
  6. Beckman, Beth DNSc, RN


This article discusses the crucial role and dearth of critical care nurses in the United States highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This challenge of sufficient critical care nursing resources existed before the pandemic, but now concern is heightened by the need for such crucial healthcare providers now and in the future. We present strategies to address the gap, as well as challenges inherent in the suggested approaches. The discussion is relevant as nurse leaders adapt to COVID-19 and other novel challenges in the future.