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Fast Facts Need for Nurses – Projection to 2022 (ANA)

Fast Facts from ANA estimates the need for 1.13 million new nurses between 2012 and 2022. The needs cover both new jobs (nearly 600,000) and retirements. It also shows workforce salaries. Published 2014 by the American Nurses Association.

Magnet Hospitals – Nursing Care Recognition

Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, to recognize heath care organizations that provide nursing excellence. As of November 2019 there were over 500 US Magnet hospitals or international: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Easiest to view on a map. Can also download the complete list in Excel format.

Nurse Fatigue (article by Scott, Rogers, et al)

Learn about Nurse Fatigue in this study of Critical Care nurses. Article by Scott, Rogers, et al, was published in the American Journal of Critical Care, 2006. It led researchers to support the Institute of Medicine recommendations to minimize the use of 12-hour shifts and to limit nurses’ work hours to no more than 12 consecutive hours during a 24-hour period. Title: “Effects of Critical Care Nurses’ Work Hours on Vigilance and Patients’ Safety”

Nurse Retention (Retaining Experienced Nurses)

Wisdom at Work report on the importance of retaining older and experienced nurses in the workplace, and strategies for nurse retention. Discusses the projected shortage of nurses. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation white paper, July 2010

Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet – AACN

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) states that despite a significant growth in the number of RNs between 2016 and 2026, there will still be a shortage of more than 200,000. Most recent studies of nursing enrollment show that U.S. nursing schools turned away more than 75,000 qualified applicants due to faculty shortages, clinical sites, budget constraints and the like. Fact sheet updated 2019

Wages for occupations in health care (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows average salary / wages for hospital RNs ($77,670/year), and other healthcare occupations. Scroll to Table, and sort by Employment to see the largest categories of employees. Average salary for Physicians and Dentists also listed. National employment data updated May 2018

RN National Survey 2008, Findings (HRSA)

Report describes characteristics of the 3 million licensed RNs in US: RN age (average 47 years), ethnic distribution, employment setting, average salary of $66,973, average hours worked, educational background, advance practice nurses including nurse practitioner & CNS, foreign-educated nurses and more. Number of RNs with master’s or doctorate degree increased 47% to 404,163. Survey response rate was 62% (33,549 responses). Findings of the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses 2008 published Sept. 2010. The survey has not been redone.

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Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert on Fatigue and Healthcare Workers

Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert on fatigue addresses the impact and risks of healthcare workers’ inadequate sleep and extended work hours on patient care. It is a major hospital workforce concern. Prepared by The Joint Commission, an accrediting body of hospitals and other healthcare organizations, 2011, updated May 2018.

WI Healthcare Workforce Report 2018

Wisconsin Hospital Association infographic and full 36-page report shows the average hospital vacancy rate in 2017 for CNAs was about 10%. Additional info about workforce age, career paths, RNs, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Surgical Techs, LPNs, CRNAs, respiratory therapists and more. Visit the Workforce section at the bottom of the page. Published December 2018.

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