The number of nursing jobs increased by 6 percent from 2012 to 2016 and is expected to increase an additional 7 percent from 3.6 million positions in 2017 to 3.9 million positions in 2021, according to a market analysis conducted by CareerBuilder.
A survey involving more than 3,000 private sector employee, including 93 nurses, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, found 7 in 10 respondents reported feeling burnout in their current roles. Still, despite high levels of emotional stress, seventy-six percent of nurse respondents reporting job satisfaction and 33 percent reported dissatisfaction with their career progress.
“Nurses, the backbone of U.S. healthcare, often handle life or death situations, so this high level of stress may come as no surprise,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. “However, high levels of stress sustained over a long-period of time can be a major detriment to one’s health. Employers must ensure their nurses are getting the support they need, such as flexible schedules, expanded headcount or tools to deal with stress.”
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