The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) said on Friday that a Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) report suggests that the state’s registered nurses (RNs) are overwhelmingly satisfied with their jobs.
The report said 88 percent of nurses who responded to a survey said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their primary job, and 90 percent said they felt the same way about nursing as a career. Somewhat fewer – 70 percent – of nurses said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the staffing levels at their primary jobs.
The survey was conducted in conjunction with the biennial license renewal for RNs. RNs responding to the survey were located throughout the U.S. and around the world, but 76 percent were nurses working in Pennsylvania.
HAP will use the survey results to ensure that legislative and regulatory approaches to nurse staffing provide hospitals and health systems with flexibility as they transition from sick care to population health.
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