Unfortunately not everyone can boast a profound purpose to the work they do every day; nurses, on the other hand, can. Most nurses working today chose their profession because they wanted the opportunity to help people, and the majority of them say helping others is the most rewarding aspect of their job.
Still, what factors keep a nurse loyal to a particular specialty or segment of the health care industry, and how can you use this insight to retain nurses at your own organization?
CareerBuilder recently released a study exploring the state of nursing today. This includes changes to the nursing profession, differences between nursing settings, the value of various training and education programs, and the desired career paths of nursing professionals.
Here are a few data points you may find interesting:
- More than 8 in 10 nurses would advise someone to pursue a career in nursing. TWEET THIS
- On-the-job training has been diagnosed as important. In fact, 67 percent of nurses say informal, rather than formal, training has been most helpful to manage the job’s clinical demands. TWEET THIS
- More than half of nurses (58 percent) believe recent changes to the health care system will make their workplace less efficient. TWEET THIS Nearly half (47 percent) believe it will bring down cost-effectiveness. Relatively few feel the effects will be positive. (Uh oh!)
Interesting stuff, huh? We’re just getting warmed up. Do you want to keep your nursing staff happy and thriving at your organization?
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If you have a hand in the health care talent acquisition space, another thing you won’t want to miss is a free CareerBuilder webinar on what makes clinical individuals tick. Jason Lovelace — president, CareerBuilder Healthcare — offers up a quick sneak peek on what you can expect it to cover.
Register now for this FREE webinar to understand what these findings mean for health care organizations like yours as you create a long-term workforce strategy.