One third of US nurses consider quitting: Poll

Almost a third of nurses in the United States are considering leaving their job as they feel overwhelmed and tired, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a survey shows.

The survey conducted by AMN Healthcare Services Inc of over 18,000 nurses in January, shows 30% of the participants are looking to quit their career.

The figure is up 7 percentage points from 2021, when the pandemic-triggered wave of resignations began.

The survey also showed that 36% of the nurses plan to continue working in the sector but may change workplaces.

“This really underscores the continued mental health and well-being challenges the nursing workforce experiences post pandemic,” said AMN Healthcare CEO Cary Grac on Monday.

The survey showed there are various changes needed, with 69% of nurses seeking increased salaries and 63% of them seeking a safer working environment to reduce their stress.

This comes as a shortage of staff in hospitals has been an issue for a couple of years in the country. The pandemic has exacerbated these shortages to crisis levels. Healthcare experts, however, had already anticipated a significant nursing shortage before the pandemic.

Staffing shortages often lead to higher patient-to-nurse ratios, puting more stress on the staff and resulting in poorer patient outcomes, experts say.

Check Also

British, French defense ministers in Ukraine to discuss further military aid to Kiev

Defense ministers of the United Kingdom and France have gathered in Kiev to discuss further …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *