forwarded by psna listserve.
joanne laviglio from the associated press would like to interview a male, registered nurse working in a hospital setting today regarding the just released university of penn study.
the research, which analyzes data from the national sample survey of registered nurses collected by the division of nursing in the u.s. department of health and human services in 1992, 1996 and 2000, was conducted by psna member julie sochalski, phd, rn. the research found that 7.5 percent of new male nurses dropped out of nursing within four years of graduating from nursing school, compared to 4 percent of women and that the drop out rate for both male and female new graduates is accelerating, rising from 2 percent of men in 1992 to 7.5 percent in 2000
; and 2.7 percent of women in 1992 to 4.1 percent in 2000. with the discovery that newly-minted nurses are leaving the profession at far faster rates than their predecessors, the study suggests that the current shortage of nurses may reach crisis proportions sooner than anticipated. information regarding the study was released in the most recent issue of health affairs, an influential healthcare policy journal.
if you would like to speak with joanne, please contact her at 215-561-1133 or if you know of someone who fits the profile for this media interview please pass this information a long asap!
now your chance to speak up!
don't have access to full report. here is abstract.
trends: nursing shortage redux: turning the corner on an enduring problem by julie sochalski
projections of a substantial nursing workforce imbalance in the coming decade have galvanized policymakers, providers, private foundations, nurses, and others to proffer aggressive and sustainable strategies to ameliorate the looming shortage. the solutions are largely ones that seek to increase supply. analysis of the 1992-2000 national sample surveys of registered nurses shows that increasing losses from the active workforce, stagnant wages, and low levels of job satisfaction pose major impediments to bolstering supply. strategies focused on working conditions and retention should occupy a central position in any nursing workforce revitalization plan.
with the discovery that newly-minted nurses are leaving the profession at far faster rates than their predecessors, the study suggests that the current shortage of nurses may reach crisis proportions sooner than anticipated.
guess they haven't been visiting this bb,,,,we discused this last year here. our ancidotal evidence is now an offical report!!!
Sep 6, '02
The AP better hurry up or there won't be any left to interview.
Now I guess the next step to is to set up committees and study groups to assess whether nurses are really dissatisfied or not, whether male nurses are more or less dissatisfied than women nurses, whether 2 + 2 = 4, etc.
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 6, '02
Sep 6, '02
Here's a statement by Ms. Sochalski:
I particularly liked the last few pages. We should all print a copy f this statement and see that it lands on the desk of our CEOs and DONs.
Here's a Boston Globe article:
P.S. This is the last day of work for our only regular-staff male nurse (we still have one per-diem). He has gone into informatics and has secured a job in that field.....
Last edit by nell on Sep 6, '02