16% of nurses report burnout, report finds

About 16 percent of all nurses and 41 percent of unengaged nurses reported feelings of burnout, according to a report from PRC, a healthcare market research and consulting company.

The findings come from PRC's survey of 1,923 registered nurses representing 37 U.S. hospital facilities.

The survey also found that 50 percent of respondents reporting burnout do not plan to leave their organization.

Ninety-seven percent of respondents who reported burnout and plan to stay at their organizations said they were emotionally exhausted.

Nurses "are physically 'clocking in,' but are emotionally 'clocked out,' which directly impacts reported patient experience and a hospital's ability to achieve excellence," PRC representatives said in a news release.

"Thankfully, being able to identify unengaged nurses and understand their distinction from an engaged, yet burned-out nurse, gives leadership the opportunity to gain strategic insight and implement any needed change to support and drive employee engagement," they added.

Access the full report here.


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