Nurses who are or are not Nurses

  1. Saw it asked in another form about nursing shortage about polling to see how many nurses are not working as nurses anymore, how long they worked as a nurse before quiting the profession. And what it would take to get them back to nursing.
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  2. Poll: Have you left the nursing profession in

    • < 5 yrs, and would never come back

      33.33% 3
    • < 10 yrs, and would never come back

      0% 0
    • <15 yrs, and would never come back

      11.11% 1
    • < 5 yrs, and would come back if better pay

      22.22% 2
    • < 10 yrs, and would come back if better pay

      11.11% 1
    • < 15 yrs, and would come back if better pay

      11.11% 1
    • Other: Left nursing and would come back if (please tell)

      11.11% 1
    9 Votes
  3. 1 Comments

  4. by   EmmaG
    I can't answer your poll because I'm still practicing. But just off the top of my head, I can think of a number of nurses I worked with who've either left the bedside or quit nursing altogether. For years, our particular unit had a more stable and experienced staff than most of the other floors; now only one of that 'core group' of nurses is left and there's been a revolving door over the past couple of years with nurses coming and going within a few months. It wasn't low pay that drove them away.

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