The American Nurses Foundation Says Action is Still Needed to Address Serious Nursing Workforce Challenges

Grand News Network | November 7, 2023

SILVER SPRING, MD, Nov. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) released the results of its fourth mental health and wellness survey as part of the Pulse on the Nation's Nurses Survey Series. Conducted in May 2023 with more than 7,400 nurses, the findings from this latest comprehensive survey show the nursing profession is still in desperate need of sustained support or the workforce will continue to decline in both well-being and in numbers.

Nurse Turnover
Nurse turnover is still above pre-pandemic levels – five months after the Biden Administration officially ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in May, which led to it's announcement of $100 million to grow the nursing workforce in August. The intent to leave remains high among nurse respondents with 20% indicating they changed positions in the past 6 months, and 39% indicating they were likely to leave their current position in the next 6 months. This number is much higher for direct care nurses at 41%.

According to this study, there are three major reasons impacting nurses' decisions to leave the profession or change positions: insufficient staffing, feeling unvalued by their organization, and inadequate compensation. Insufficient ...

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