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The Future of Nursing

A Profession in Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly altered and influenced today’s nurses, resulting in new mindsets regarding the profession and the healthcare industry overall. In the spring of 2021, Cross Country Healthcare, in partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, conducted a groundbreaking survey to examine a range of topics impacting the nursing profession today, including job satisfaction, levels of burnout, skills critical to the job and future career plans – and how they have changed post-pandemic.

The Future of Nursing

A Profession in Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly altered and influenced today’s nurses, resulting in new mindsets regarding the profession and the healthcare industry overall. In the spring of 2021, Cross Country Healthcare, in partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, conducted a groundbreaking survey to examine a range of topics impacting the nursing profession today, including job satisfaction, levels of burnout, skills critical to the job and future career plans – and how they have changed post-pandemic.

Get the Future of Nursing White Paper

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At Cross Country Nurses, we work with hospitals and healthcare facilities in all 50 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Plus, many of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare organizations work exclusively with us, so you’ll find their travel jobs only with Cross Country.

For your benefit

Cross Country Healthcare, in partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, conducted its second annual survey of nurses nationwide to gather information about the current culture of nursing.

48%

Said they would not become a nurse again.

23%

Plan to change careers within 2 years.

26%

Are satisfied with their career.

As a provider of workforce solutions and contingent staffing, supporting healthcare organizations is the genesis of what we do. To better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the nursing profession, we surveyed nearly 2,000 employed nursing professionals and students.

Download the white paper to hear what nurses are saying about the current nursing culture, including:

  • Student nurses reported they are most concerned about stress (45%), not enough staff to meet demand (35%) and feeling overworked (27%).
  • Nearly one-third (28%) of nurses indicated their desire to leave the profession had increased dramatically since the pandemic; while those who said their desire to stay had increased since the pandemic dropped from 24% last year to 4% this year.
  • Doing meaningful work, income and lifestyle are the main drivers for staying in the field. However, almost half (48%) of currently employed nurses said they would not become nurses again if they could talk to their former selves or did not know if they would.
  • 30% of nurses said they plan to work in the profession for the foreseeable future, although 23% plan to look for a new career in 1-2 years and 13% plan to retire in 1-5 years.