60% of nurses say organizations don't adequately support them through pandemic stressors: 6 survey findings

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Incredible Health released a report about nursing during the pandemic, outlining the stressors and demand for workers in the U.S.

The company surveyed more than 400 nurses in April and analyzed the data to determine hiring trends. Here are the key findings:

1. Ninety percent of nurses reported their hospital had COVID-19 patients and 62 percent said their facilities didn't have appropriate PPE.

2. Nearly 60 percent of patients said they didn't feel adequately supported to deal with COVID-19 stressors.

3. The most growth in demand roles for nurses during the pandemic were in the ICU and emergency departments; nurses with ED experience were twice as likely to be hired in February and March while nurses with ICU experience were 50 percent more likely to be hired than others without that experience.

4. Nineteen percent of nurses reported they were reassigned from their typical units during the pandemic.

5. In January and February, the speed to hire for nurses on the Incredible Health platform was 25 days, but that dropped 24 percent to 19 days in March.

6. Around one-third of the nurses said they added shifts during the pandemic to meet increased demand from COVID-19 patients.

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