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Better pay is key to solving nursing shortage | READER COMMENTARY

Kiauna Graham, a registered nurse, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a Howard County Health Department clinic. The pandemic has worsened an ongoing shortage of nurses in Maryland and elsewhere. File. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun).

Kudos to Baltimore Sun editorial writer Peter Jensen for his commentary, “Brain surgery not needed to see nurses are underpaid” (Feb. 28). I myself am retired nurse of 41 years and started out making $5 an hour.

The nursing profession is demanding. An increase in hourly rates will certainly help keep and attract more to this ultimately rewarding profession.


— Ann Roberts, Towson

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