Alpha, Beta, Delta, and now the Mu variant continue to cloud how we will see past
the grip the pandemic has on the public's health, safety, and economic stability.
Variants create more questions. And while we are building a tool chest filled with
knowledge, each time one variant spreads across a country, the path forward is never
immediately clear. What remains certain for the profession— amongst this uncertainty—
is that attention must be placed on investing in the nursing workforce. From supporting
nurses’ physical, mental, and emotional health to considering education and training
in the future, there is a need to refocus and seek more data. To find innovative solutions
that will create a path forward for the profession, we must first start with the questions
we will need to answer. From the Academy's lens, it comes back to our mission and
our focus on leadership, innovation, and science.
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