More than 1 in 5 RNs have a second nursing job, survey finds

Many U.S. nurses are holding down multiple jobs, according to a new survey from AMN Healthcare.

AMN, a healthcare staffing company, surveyed 19,967 RNs nationwide last spring and found that 22 percent, or more than 1 in 5, hold more than one job as a nurse.

Of those working two jobs as a nurse, 7 percent said they are working a full-time second job. Researchers said this means about 273,000 of the nation's RNs are working two full-time nursing jobs, based on numbers from a nursing workforce study published in the Journal of Nursing Regulation.

Eighteen percent of respondents who are working more than one job said they "agree" or "strongly agree" it negatively affects their quality of their work, according to the survey, but most respondents (61 percent) said they "disagree" or "strongly disagree" it hurt their work quality. The remaining 21 percent neither agreed nor disagreed.

The survey also found that 37 percent of respondents working two nurse jobs agreed that working multiple jobs negatively affected their quality of life.

Read more about the survey findings here.    



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