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News spotlight: Direct care nurses unhappy with their jobs

Nurse Leader Insider, February 21, 2011

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Nurses who work directly with patients in hospitals report higher levels of unhappiness with their jobs than nurses who work in other settings, according to a new survey.

The results of the survey, which included more than 95,000 nurses in healthcare settings, found that approximately 25% of hospital nurses surveyed said they were dissatisfied with their jobs while just 13% of nurses working in other settings reported being unhappy.  Thirty-four percent of hospital nurses said they felt burnout in their current jobs, while only 22% of nurses in non-patient care settings reported burnout.
Dissatisfaction levels were even higher when direct patient care nurses were asked about their benefits. Forty-one percent said they were unhappy with their healthcare benefits, and half say they were unhappy with their retirement benefits.

Source: Outpatient Surgery



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