Top 5 Drivers of Nurse Dissatisfaction

Overall, unsupportive management and heavy workload are the top drivers of nurse dissatisfaction, according to Vital Signs 2012, a national nursing attitudes and outlook report by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company.

The findings of the report are based on a survey of nurses conducted online from October to November 2012. The 969 respondents were self-selected.

The top drivers of nurse dissatisfaction, according to the survey, are:

•    Poor, unresponsive and unsupportive management — 31 percent
•    Work overload/High patient-to-nurse ratios/Long hours — 31 percent
•    Low compensation/Pay cuts/No pay raise — 15 percent
•    Inadequate staffing — 15 percent
•    Lack of respect and appreciation from management — 14 percent

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