From September to October 2013, Jackson Healthcare, in
partnership with Care Logistics and Jackson Nurse Professionals,
surveyed hospital-based RNs about how nursing is changing.
- Nurses are generally satisfied in their work, but believe the
profession has changed for the worse. Job satisfaction has a direct
bearing on a nurse's outlook for the future of the profession.
- Nurses are responsible for patient throughput, but are saddled
with peripheral responsibilities that take them away from bedside
- Nurses feel pressured to secure positive patient satisfaction
scores to the point their interactions with patients seem
artificial, even scripted.
This survey was conducted online from September through
October 2013. Invitations for the survey were emailed to 59,336
RNs, which included those who have been placed by Jackson
Healthcare staffing companies and those who have not.
1,333 hospital-based RNs participated in the survey. Respondents
were self-selected and represented each specialty and region of the
U.S. The error range for this survey is +/- 2.7% at a 95%