What is your facilitie's RN vacancy rate?

  1. Do you know what your RN vacancy rate is at this time?

    1. Yes

    2. No

    3. I don't know

    4. Unable to find the information

    With everyone saying there is a nursing shortage, do we know how our own facility is staffed with RNs?
    Last edit by DelGR on Aug 8, '02
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  2. Poll: What is your facility's RN vacancy rate?

    • YES

      72.73% 8
    • NO

      9.09% 1
    • I DON'T KNOW

      9.09% 1
    • I CAN'T FIND THE INFORMATION

      9.09% 1
    11 Votes
  3. 4 Comments

  4. by   Furball
    Shouldn't the selections include percentages? My hospital's vacancy rate is currently approximately 13%.


    Sorry...duh! Long day, didn't read closely. Yup I guess I do know!!
  5. by   DelGR
    Maybe, if they break it down to just RNs? Does your facility do that?
  6. by   sjoe
    The choices for this poll make no sense.
  7. by   DelGR
    Explain yourself.
    A lot of nurses don't know their facility's RN vacancy rate. They blindly believe what their facility tells them.
    That is all I want to know.
    Do you really know what your RN shortage is in your facility? I mean hard numbers not percentages. I believe they lump all nursing into one number (RNs, LPNs, NPs, CNA, Nurse Management, etc.). You may be burning yourself out for nothing if they (your facility) don't think more RNs are needed. Therefore, you will have to continue to work with less staff. They may have no intention to adjust the number upwards for patient safety or staff safety.
    We gripe and complain that we are staffed so poorly, but do we know for sure.
    There may be a shortage of "RNs" and there may not be. It all depends on how your facility calculates "nursing vacancies."

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