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Blog spotlight: A report on nursing and the economy

Nurse Leader Insider, June 8, 2009

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Last week, we released a report on the state of nursing in the current economy on www.StrategiesforNurseManagers.com. Our newest benchmarking report is available to subscribers here. The results from the survey, conducted in April, reveal the thoughts and opinions of 163 nursing professionals from across the country. The survey included questions on a variety of topics, including staff morale, cost-cutting measures, retirement, staffing levels, stress, quality of care, and the perceived future.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • More than 90% of the respondents said the economy was affecting their organization
  • 87% of respondents said the economy was adding stress to the workplace
  • Only three of the 163 respondents (less than 2%) said staff morale was excellent at their organization
  • Two-thirds of facilities surveyed have cut travel expenses because of the economy, while a quarter has laid off staff
  • 82% of respondents said they were more inclined to stay in their current jobs for a longer period of time because of the economy

How is the economy affecting you and your organization?

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