Interesting site re:public perceptions of Nurses


    I have been a "Harris Poll-ee" for several years and I don't really recall getting the Nurse trust poll. Anyway.........

    Here is a site for the National Research Corp. that has a presentation by state for Health Care and Nurses, insurance plans etc.

    You do have to register but it's free and they don't really want anything.

    I found that in my "market" the hospital I worked at was third in public perception of nurses "quality."

    Verrrrrry Interesting.
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  3. by   Totone656
    That was very interesting. The hospital I work at was 3rd. Pretty good considering we have less then 250 beds total and the other 2 were the "Bigger" hosptial within the city.
    Thanks for the link.
  4. by   NurseDennie
    *Very* interesting.

    I've worked at two of the hospitals, and have talked with many nurses who have worked at a third (where I've never worked). I talked with nurses who have worked there for a few months and left and some people who gave their resignation the first day on the floor.

    GUESS which hospital is #1 in the perceptions of the patients?!?! I didn't understand at first, but I think that there are a couple of reasons: 1)The one that's #1 does a LOT of advertising, 2) it's the maternity "center" around here - kind of a baby factory. 3) they make a point to cater to celebrities and make sure everybody knows it.

    But anyway.... Isn't it interesting that the hospital that has the most problem keeping nurses, that has the worst nurse/patient ratios is the one that the peepul-bless-their-little-pointy-heads think have the best nurses.


  5. by   P_RN
    Dennie my thoughts exactly. The funny thing in my case is the first and the third (my old stomping grounds) are owned by the same corp. have the same CEO, board of directors, director of Nursing, nursing department, human resources, even dietary and have free exchange of can shift between the two without losing seniority.

    Theirs is just newer. Don't you know new and shiney is better?
  6. by   nurs4kids
    Same thing in my area. The big money, the advertisers and the political players rank higher.

    The big maternity hospitals did well.

    I don't quite understand how the general public would understand or know some of the things being asked about nursing (ie; recruitment, advertising, etc).
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    This company did a profile of the entire East Coast healthsystem I work for this spring. Very interesting.
  8. by   CashewLPN
    my hospital was on the list.... well... we're undertaking a multimillion dollar remodel, and nearly the whole state knows which celeb is staying there... it mysteriously leaked a while ago...I guess that it was bugging people too much to keep it quiet.

    anyway.... Yes... I guess more expensive is better.... but, we have horrible nurse to pt ratios... and our turnover is rediculous...