Are Nurses Going to Quit?

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, August 22nd, 2011

A 2011 survey from healthcare recruiters at AMN Healthcare reported that 25% of the 1,002 registered nurses surveyed say they will look for a new place to work as the economy recovers – up sharply from the 15% who said so in a 2010 survey.

The 2011 Survey of Registered Nurses: Job Satisfaction and Career Plans, also found that while nurse career satisfaction was high at 74%, actual satisfaction with the role RNs currently hold was at 58%, down from 66% last year.

Most alarmingly, the survey found that 32% of nurses plan to take steps in the next one to three years that would take them out of nursing, up from the 26% in the 2010 survey.

We are facing a “perfect storm” for a nursing shortage. What is your hospital doing to retain the nurses you have?

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