Hundreds of thousands of US nurses have found themselves at an urgent crossroads due to the pandemic. A staggering 100,000 registered nurses have already left the healthcare workforce due to stress, burnout, and retirement, with an additional 610,388 expressing an intent to do the same. Nearly 200,000 of these nurses are younger than 40 years old. These nurses have experienced an increased workload, with many reporting feelings of being emotionally drained, used up, fatigued, burned out, or at the end of their rope a few times a week or every day. This crisis has the potential to threaten patient populations if solutions are not enacted immediately. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. has released a survey to examine the personal and professional characteristics of nurses facing heightened stress and burnout, in hopes of finding a way to prevent a massive exodus from this vital field.