The U.S. is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses. It is estimated that half a million more nurses will be required by the year 2022. That is why more hospitals in the United States are searching for trained nurses, but have enacted a stopgap measure and have started hiring more unlicensed assistive personnel commonly referred to as UAPs. While UAPs have been incredibly helpful, they simply do not offer the same level of care as trained nurses. They can make mistakes and increase the probability of accidents at the health care facility.
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