Nursing Studies, Surveys and Reports: What Can We Learn?

To close out Nurses Week, we first want to again say thank you to all the nurses that have worked tirelessly and overtime for all of us during these past two years. This has put a particularly large strain on the individuals and the profession. We have gather some interesting reports and surveys all focused on nurses and nursing to show just what is happening in nursing today. Nursing is the backbone of our healthcare system and reports show nurses are leaving in record numbers as well as record low admissions in schools to become nurses. This should be alarming to everyone.

Nurses Salary Research Report 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has made unprecedented demands on the nursing profession. Nurses have stepped up to the challenges, displaying extraordinary adaptability and ingenuity while caring for staggering numbers of complex patients. The 2022 Nurse Salary Research Report reveals some repercussions from the pandemic and trends related to nurses’ views of their jobs and satisfaction in their roles. In addition to nurse salaries, they uncover plans to change roles or settings, ideal benefits, and differences among demographics.

IntelyCare Research Group Finds Nursing Professionals in the Gig Economy Are Happier, Less Likely to Leave the Profession
IntelyCare (@IntelyCare) released the first major study analyzing the demonstrable impact gig work and technology are having on nursing professionals. The IntelyCare Research Group study, which aggregates findings from surveys conducted by Reputation Leaders and Oliver Wyman, found that more nurses and nursing assistants are seeking flexibility in their work lives and that those who have adopted gig working apps are more likely to feel that they are thriving in their careers. Nurses working in a per diem capacity are also less likely to leave their current role (13%) compared to those who are not (30%), according to the findings.

Massachusetts Nurses Warn of Rapidly Deteriorating Patient Care Quality and Widespread Unsafe Conditions as they Call for Improvements to Staffing, Pay and Benefits in Latest ‘State of Nursing’ Survey Released for National Nurses Week
More than 8 in 10 registered nurses in Massachusetts (@MassNurses) say in a newly published survey that the quality of patient care in hospitals has gotten significantly worse over the last two years as the COVID-19 pandemic careened into a fragile healthcare system already burdened by profit-driven staffing shortages and high-risk conditions for patients and nurses.

Majority of Nurses Feel Misunderstood by the General Public
From – A recent survey asked 1,000 nurses about how they’re perceived in their profession and by the public, finding that 85% feel misunderstood by the general public. Forty-seven percent said the biggest misconception about nurses is that their job is “easy” compared to other healthcare professionals. However, results also showed that nurses think they’re portrayed in the media more positively now than prior to the pandemic (63% vs. 55%). Even so, 63% still feel like nurses aren’t seen as “human” by patients and doctors. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of connectRN (@connectrnapp) for National Nurses Week, the survey found that most believe there to be common misconceptions about what their job entails.

One-third of Nurses Plan to Quit Their Jobs in 2022, New Study Finds
Nurses – the backbone of America’s healthcare system – are facing severe challenges that are pushing them out of the workforce. That’s according to a new data report released by Incredible Health (@JoinIncredible), the fastest-growing career marketplace for permanent healthcare workers. The third annual report, Nursing In The Time Of COVID-19, finds that pressures exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic are crushing some of the United States’ most essential workers.