Tag: Nursing workforce

Nurses who left profession cite poor working conditions as primary driver

JAMA (healthcare publication) Network logo

Editor's Note Poor working conditions are driving many nurses to leave the profession, according to a new study from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR). The findings were published in JAMA Network Open on April 9.  While previous studies have looked at…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
April 9, 2024
Share

Nursing workforce expected to fully rebound from pandemic low

Editor's Note Although RN employment dropped significantly during the past few years, updated workforce forecasts with numbers similar to those projected prior to the pandemic indicate that the decline was likely temporary. Jama Health Forum published the data February 16. For the study, researchers pulled data on registered nurses aged…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
February 20, 2024
Share

Survey shows nationwide surge in nurses reporting workplace violence

Editor's Note New survey data indicate most nurses have experienced workplace violence within the past year, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Conducted by National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, the nationwide survey gathered data from nearly 1,000 nurses working…

Read More

By: Matt Danford
February 14, 2024
Share

Hospital institutes $100,000 bonuses to improve nurse retention

Editor's Note Palomar Health, a hospital system in Escondido, California, reports improvement in nurse retention after instituting $100,000 sign-on bonuses for new nurses and $100,000 retention bonuses to current staff paid over a three-year period.  Becker’s Hospital Review reported the news on January 17. The $100,000 bonuses were instituted in March…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
February 12, 2024
Share

The issue of fake nursing diplomas in the healthcare workforce

Initially, the massive nursing credentials scam—disclosed by federal prosecutors early last year—involved three once legitimate, now-shuttered, Florida nurses’ training institutions. Some two dozen criminal operators and recruiters have been arrested and indicted; an as-of-yet unknown number face decades behind bars. According to multiple indictments, most for wire fraud, the scammers…

Read More

By: David C. Walsh
December 20, 2023
Share

Survey reveals how nurses would like to allocate their shift hours

Editor’s Note Nurses would like to significantly increase time spent with patients, coaching fellow nurses, and pursuing professional growth, according to survey data published on May 26 by McKinsey & Company. The survey included questions regarding how nurses spend their time during a typical shift (broken down across 69 specific activities)…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
December 12, 2023
Share

RNs expected to see big salary bump by 2033 due to nursing demand

Editor's Note Increasing demand for nurses is driving up salaries for RN in the US, an October 4 Careers of the Future projection reports. According to this research from telecommunications company TollFreeForwarding, RNs are projected to see a pay increase of nearly $13 more per hour by 2033.  RNs made…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
October 12, 2023
Share

Report shows alarming trends in nurse engagement: Burnout, generational differences highlighted

Editor's Note A September 2023 report from market research and consulting company PRC and published by Nursing Academy looked at retention, burnout, and engagement issues among more than 1,900 nurses at 37 hospitals. The report found that only 45% of nurses report being “fully engaged” at work, while 14.1% percent…

Read More

By: Brita Belli
September 28, 2023
Share

WHO producing new State of the World’s Nursing report

Editor's Note A new State of the World’s Nursing report will be produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2025, according to the September American Journal of Nursing. The International Council of Nurses and WHO will collaborate on the report, which will detail the impact of COVID-19 on the…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
September 6, 2023
Share

HHS investing $100M to grow nursing workforce

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on August 10, announced awards of more than $100 million to educate more nurses and grow the nursing workforce. The awards include: $8.7 million to help licensed practical nurses become RNs $34.8 million to increase the number of primary care…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2023
Share
Live chat by BoldChat