The nursing shortage is a continuing issue,

but do not let that affect the care you receive. In a hospital setting, take control of your own care and arrange for a private nurse to be bedside at all times. Jill Tucker Nursing routinely places nursing professionals in private hospital rooms. Don’t let institutional staffing shortages keep you from the full and thorough recovery you deserve, consider a private nurse today for your hospital stay tomorrow.
Why Is the U.S. Perpetually Short of Nurses?

The New Yorker.com   November 3, 2015