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Hi everyone-I am doing a report for my business comm. class and it has to be related to my degree. So, I decided to do it on the nursing shortage. I have some excellent journals articles, etc. but I... Read More

  1. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from luvmyguys
    Hi everyone-I am doing a report for my business comm. class and it has to be related to my degree. So, I decided to do it on the nursing shortage. I have some excellent journals articles, etc. but I have to conduct a survey and I was hoping all of you could help me. All I need is a few questions answered. I would like 100 responses-but I will evaluate all surveys November 1st. I really appreciate everyone taking their time to do this for me because I visit this site all the time!! The q's are below-thanks!!! you do not need to give your name or any personal info.
    1.) what is your highest level of education?
    BA-Biology.
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)
    Hospital.
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses?
    Yes. Yes.
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed?
    Yes, but normally provides adequate coverage to meet nurse/pt ratios.
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    1. I can work all the OT I want. 2. In addition to hire-on bonus, they will
    pay current RNs bonuses to recruit new RNs.
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked?
    ~54 hrs/week or, 9 - 12 hr shifts/2 weeks. Yes. Only overworked when I
    choose to be.
    7.) Is overtime expected of you?
    No, but strongly encouraged.
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing?
    No. That has not ever been the primary reason for leaving.
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field?
    13.
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave?
    Not near retiring age - 38.

    Hope this helps.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  2. by   maryloufu
    1.) what is your highest level of education? bsn
    2.) what type of facility do you work in? (hospital, homehealth, office, etc)
    3.) is your current facility hiring? yesdoes it offer hire-on bonuses? yes
    4.) do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? no
    5.) if #4 is "yes," can you give one or two examples?
    6.) how many hours do you work a week?36 do you feel valued?i think i am too new to be valued- i got my license in july 06 overworked?not yet
    7.) is overtime expected of you? no- but because i work 72 hours every 2 weeks instead of 84- i have to be on call one day a month
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing?no
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 0.25
    10.) if near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? even though i am nowhere near old enough to retire, i feel like my hospital made it fine before me and they will be fine when i leave(i did work as an aide for 7 years under short staffing)
  3. by   am17sg05
    1. highest level of education - BSN
    2. type of facility - hospital
    3. facility is hiring and giving sign on bonus c/o agency
    4. facility is short-staffed
    5. people are either mandated to work overtime or people work doubles(16 hrs)
    6. i work 36 hrs/week.i feel valued and i sometimes feel overworked.
    7. overtime is not expected of me although i sign up for extra.
    8. i have not left a job because of short staffing.
    9. i have 12 years experience
    10. N/A
  4. by   RNinSoCal
    Survey answers:
    1. BSN
    2. Hospital
    3. Yes we are hiring. Sign on bonus for my position is 7500$
    4. We are usually staffed well.
    5. We do get short when we have more than 3 ER admits in one shift, can't plan for the ER admits.
    6. I am scheduled for 32 hours a week but work overtimes for extra money.
    7. No mandatory overtime here.
    8. No.
    9. 8 years in nursing, 3 years in med/surg
    10. I am only 34, no retirement in sight.
  5. by   erichRN
    1. ADN, although this is a second career
    2. LTC
    3.no
    4. yes
    5. no
    6. 32+ hrs/wk, not by admin, no
    7. no
    8. yes
    9.8
    10. I will cont. to work, but not in LTC

    Good luck in school!
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    1.) what is your highest level of education?
    ASN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)
    Hospital, Home Health, and Outpatient Imaging Center
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses?
    Hospital and Home Health are hiring, no bonuses.
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed?
    Yes and No
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    Hosp: We have the staff required by law but I feel having 6
    patients on an acute med/surg telemetry floor on days is too
    dangerous for nurses and not fair to patients. We rarely get 30
    minutes for lunch and it's interrupted and never time for a break
    in 12 hour shift.
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked?
    I work 24-36 hours. I feel valued in all 3 placed. Overworked in
    hosp a definate yes. Home Health only as far as in the amt of
    paper work to be done.
    7.) Is overtime expected of you?
    No
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing?
    Yes, in LTC
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field?
    31 years
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave?
    I will work until retirement age (another 11 years) however
    if I somehow come into money I would quit immediately. Maybe
    stay PRN only in outpatient imaging center. I love that job. I wish
    they had regular hours for me. Hoping a part-timer will quit. :uhoh21:
    I would never feel as though I am needed too badly to leave. I can always go back and visit
    with co-workers I miss. As for the job itself I would not feel bad leaving no matter what.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Oct 15, '06
  7. by   luvmy2angels
    1.) what is your highest level of education? LPN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)Long term care facility
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? Yes, no bonuses
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? yes
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples? LPNs having to work as aides because we don't have enough aides
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? 32 Do you feel valued? yes Overworked? some days but not usually.
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? NO!!!! Overtime is NOT a good thing where I work, I wish it were because I would it!!
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? No
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 18
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? No where near the age to retire!!
    ***thanks everyone***[/quote]
  8. by   luvmyguys
    Thanks everyone for your responses!!! I am surprised at the responses bc the U.S. DHHS survey paints a completely different picture-can I get a few more responses? Thanks!!!!
  9. by   damarystx
    1.LPN working towards RN continuing on to np
    2.Dual Diagnosis Detox and Rehab ( Psych and detox)
    3.Hiring yes, bonuses no (no holiday pay either...grrr...)
    4.Yes
    5.I am a part time employee that worked 74 hours last pp, including a double 3p to 8a and then doubled back at 3p)
    6.I am supposed to work 2-3 8hr shifts per week, valued, absolutely, overworked, I have put in a lot of hours but it was my choice to help out, during my shift I do not feel overworked.
    7.Overtime is not expected and our RN's full time are salaried..almost fell off my chair when I heard that...
    8.Yes, the conditions were completely unsafe and they had no plans on trying to resolve the situation....as a new grad I was not willing to risk my license...
    9.Healthcare...4 years lpn 3 months
    10.No where near retiring age..
  10. by   RNLisa
    1.) what is your highest level of education? ADN

    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Hospital

    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? NO

    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? Not really, we use agency for the openings

    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?

    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked? I work 24 hours a week, yes I feel valued, no, I don't feel overworked.

    7.) Is overtime expected of you? No, they prefer us not to be in OT.

    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? Yes

    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? Less than 1

    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave?
  11. by   HeartsOpenWide
    1.) what is your highest level of education? AS Degree
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Medical Back Office
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? ?Does it offer hire-on bonuses? No
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed?
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? None right nowDo you feel valued?No Overworked?Some times
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? We are punished if we get it
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing?tempted, then they made me the extra person
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field?four
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave?
  12. by   AuntieRN
    1.) what is your highest level of education? adn
    2.) what type of facility do you work in? (hospital, homehealth, office, etc)hospital
    3.) is your current facility hiring? does it offer hire-on bonuses? yes-no
    4.) do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? yes
    5.) if #4 is "yes," can you give one or two examples? sometimes we have as many as 7 pts each on med/surg and the techs/cnas sometimes have 23 all by themselves
    6.) how many hours do you work a week? 36-40 at least do you feel valued? yes i work for a good system overworked? yes
    7.) is overtime expected of you? yes
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing? yes
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 24
    10.) if near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? n/a
    Last edit by AuntieRN on Oct 20, '06
  13. by   Schatzi RN CEN
    1.) what is your highest level of education? Diploma
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)Critical Access Hospital, Level 4 Trauma Center
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? Hiring-yes, bonuses- no
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? NO
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked?I work 48 hours a week, 36 in my primary employment, 12 PRN staffing at a different hospital, valued yes, overworked sometimes
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? NO
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? NO I have been lucky so far
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 6
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? Have many years left before I have to decide

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