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Surveys July 14, 2021

2019 AMN Healthcare Survey of Registered Nurses: A Challenging Decade Ahead

The AMN 2019 Survey of Registered Nurses reveals growing pressures on the millions of nurses who provide hands-on care and other services to Americans every day.

Highlights from the survey:

  • More than one in five RNs hold second jobs – including about 273,000 nurses with two full-time jobs
  • Nearly one in five RNs say working more than one job negatively impacts their quality of work – nearly two in five say it negatively affects their quality of life
  • 41% of RNs are victims of bullying, incivility or other forms of workplace violence – another
  • 27% say they’ve witnessed workplace violence
  • 86% of Baby Boomer nurses plan to retire in the next five years
  • 81% of nurses are satisfied with career choice, and 75% are satisfied with quality of care they provide.
  • But, 66% worry their job is affecting their health, and 44% say they often feel like quitting

The survey also suggested solutions to the challenges nurses face, including improving flexibility and work-life balance; greater support for diversity in the healthcare workplace; enhancing professional development support; and greater emphasis on safety practices, team engagement, and effective leadership.

AMN 2019 RN Survey Video

AMN 2019 RN Survey Infographic

AMN 2019 RN Survey Summary

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