Trends in the Experiences of Hospital-Employed Registered Nurses: Results From Three National Surveys

Buerhaus, Peter I.; Donelan, Karen; Ulrich, Beth T.; DesRoches, Catherine; Dittus, Robert
March 2007
Nursing Economic$;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p69
Academic Journal
The article reports on the trends in the experiences of hospital-employed registered nurses (RN) in the U.S. In an analysis of survey conducted in 2002, 2004 and 2006, RN responses showed perceived trends in aspects of the labor shortage and its effect on the work environment. Data of 2006 indicated the 93 percent highest rate of RN seeing that overall demand for nurses is less than supply. The survey data also included a new assessment of how RN spend their time at work.


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