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Twenty-five percent of registered nurses (RNs) will seek a new place of employment in 2011 because of job dissatisfaction, up 15 percent from last year, according to a survey released yesterday by staffing firm AMN Healthcare.

AMN gathered data from more than 1,000 respondents, most of whom were permanent nurses at a hospital, asking them how RNs' career plans will change, if any, as the economy recovers.
"Our survey clearly indicates a significant job satisfaction decline from 2010 to 2011 and that seems to be driving nurse's desire for change," AMN Healthcare Nursing and Allied Division President Ralph Henderson said in statement.

Even though nurses generally were satisfied with their careers (74 percent), 58 percent cited that they were not as satisfied with their role at present, down from 66 percent the previous year.
When asked if they would recommend nursing as a career to young people, 43 percent of respondents said they wouldn't or were not sure, up from 36 percent in 2010. What's more, when asked if they had to do it all over again, 44 percent said they would not or were not sure if they would choose nursing as a career.

Also highlighting the importance of job satisfaction, a study last month published in The Gerontologist indicated that job satisfaction was especially important in nurse retention at long-term care facilities, even more so than compensation.

As pressure is placed on care coordination and physician shortages continues, hospitals continue to rely on nurses.
"Nurses are at the core of quality care in our nation's delivery system. If nurses change jobs in large numbers--as they say they will in our survey--that may increase nurse vacancy thus putting stress on staffing resources. That, in turn, would impact patient care outcomes," Henderson said.
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Welll shooooooot, if all those nurses don't like their jobs I know a bunch of new grads and soon to be RNs that will gladly relieve them. LOL
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:48 AM
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If nurses change jobs in large numbers--as they say they will in our survey--that may increase nurse vacancy thus putting stress on staffing resources. That, in turn, would impact patient care outcomes," Henderson said.


Well duh so look after your nurses NOW
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I want to change jobs because my place of employment right now won't even think about letting us do 12 hour shifts and that is what I wan't to go to....I would much rather do 3-12hour and 1 four hour shift then the 5-8 hour shifts that I am doing. Would much rather have more days off. We had 12 hour shifts for a while and my boss stopped it because our productivity wasn't as high as it was on day shift!!! I mean are we factory workers and have to make a certain amount of things during the day....I mean all the work got done during the day, what was wrong with it!! I am looking at traveling agencies so that I can work 3-12s and then go home for the week.

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I've been trying to find a new job. My reasons for moving on are a little different the the usual/traditional "job dissatisfaction" variety though.

For the most part, I'm getting away from my current employer because I feel like I am on a sinking ship. Every year it's this "The economy is rough, we must weather the storm and hope for the best" attitude. So, it's as though we are on a sinking ship, bailing frantically to keep it afloat but there is no resolution to why the boat is sinking in sight.

I think more so than ever before, nurses are taking the financial stability of their employer into consideration. If you don't have faith that your employer will be able to weather the poor economy, there is not reason to break your back for them. When nursing jobs were plentiful, it was vogue to avoid the "Big Giant Corporate" healthcare providers. Now, people are flocking to them because they are less likely to close their doors.
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Welll shooooooot, if all those nurses don't like their jobs I know a bunch of new grads and soon to be RNs that will gladly relieve them. LOL
That is what essentially happens and creates a horrible cycle. They hire new grads who don't realize how bad and stressful the working conditions are (not to mention unsafe). After a little while, these new grads become burned out and begin leaving. Then rinse and repeat.

It is a disservice to not only registered nurses but patients as well. Another reason why I consider the care most people receive today to be a joke.
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I wonder what the figures are for people who are doing nursing as a second career.

I've gotten tired of the floor after only 2 years, and I think that's in large part because I've worked in other fields and as a result I have different expectations. I've been dismayed by how controlling and environment one encounters on the floor, the micromanagement. In my previous line of work, for all its other flaws, you had a fair amount of autonomy, and none of the endless reminders and threats you receive as a floor nurse.
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