Take my survey, its for class!!!

  1. 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?
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses?
    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? Do you feel valued? Overworked?
    7.) Is overtime expected of you?
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing?
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field?
    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?
    ***thanks everyone***
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  3. by   TazziRN
    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 and i don't know
    4.) do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? not right now
    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? 36. yes. sometimes.
    7.) is overtime expected of you? no
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing? no
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 18.5
    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 applicable
  4. by   Antikigirl
    1.) what is your highest level of education? ADN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Community hospital, Med surge/ortho
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Yes Does it offer hire-on bonuses? No, the benifits they offer are beyond any hire on bonus!!!
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? Sometimes, but rarely.
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    IF our hospital gets a surge of ER pts, we have limited capacity in ER, ICU and PCU..and that tends to send their pts to our floors respectfully. Some days it is vital to take on 6 pts because of a suprise high census. Management is very good about getting people in or using agency to cover this...but it depends on if anyone wants to work, or if agency is available...some days it is not. They do reward us with items for taking on large loads like this with freebies at local eateries, free icecream, orders pizzas for the floor, discounts at grocery stores...etc!
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? I am what is called 8/80, so I work 8 hour shifts for 80 hrs a two week period. Do you feel valued? YES! Overworked? On occasion yes, but not often!
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Our company knows that in order to fulfill your duties, OT is part of that if things are to be done correctly. They try to limit OT so that staff doesn't get ill or burned out...but will allow OT if you either have to in order to get the job done, or request it for legitimate financial reasons (if it is possible by staffing). It is also an incentive to come in on days off if you are called...big bonus for suprise large census!
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? Heck yes! Two jobs actually!
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 7 years
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? According to excellent retirement plans by my employeer it is worth waiting till I am 65! So I will keep it up if I can to that point then retire! 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 retire at 65, and leave the hard work for younger folks! LOL!!!!!!
  5. by   JenSICU_CCRN
    1.) what is your highest level of education? BSN plus 18 hours of graduate classes toward MSN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)? Community Trauma Hospital
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? We are always hiring and they do not offer hire on bonuses
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? My unit is not short staffed as we have a wonderful manager and medical director but the hospital is short staffed
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples? The night shift nurses on some med-surg floors have 8-9 patients at a time and we practice primary care
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked? 36 hours a week, yes I feel valued, and no I'm not overworked
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Nope
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? No...I'm employed at the same hospital as when I was a student and have never worked any other facility
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? Almost 6...2 as a nurse extern and 3.5 as a RN
    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
    ***thanks everyone***[/quote]


    Jennifer Smith RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinician II
    SICU
  6. by   kellerpatty
    1.) what is your highest level of education?
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc)
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses?
    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? Do you feel valued? Overworked?
    7.) Is overtime expected of you?
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing?
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field?
    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?

    1. ADN degree
    2. Hospital Burn ICU
    3. Always hiring, only EC nurses (and Resp Therapists) get bonuses at this point in time
    4. In BICU, no...other units, probably yes
    5. SICU, Med Surg, EC
    6. Work about 52 one week, 40 next week (supposed to be 48/36). Feel valued, but I'm fairly new. Of course, I feel overworked...what nurse doesn't!
    7. It's not really a topic...you do what you gotta do. Doesn't happen very often that you are actually "requested" to work overtime, it just happens.
    8. Not yet.
    9. 6 mos Nurse Tech, 4 mos RN
    10. Just started, but sometimes I feel like I should retire already!
    Good luck with your education...
  7. by   MedSurgeMess
    1.) what is your highest level of education? bsn
    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. 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? 24-36 (weekend option + pick up extra every now and then). yes. every now and then.
    7.) is overtime expected of you? no
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing? no
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 5 yrs
    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? doesn't apply
  8. by   ParrotHeadRN
    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? Always. Does it offer hire-on bonuses? Yes, but I believe they should be offering retention bonuses instead.
    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? We always have long lists of needs after every schedule is complete.
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? 36 Do you feel valued? By my coworkers. Not sure about mgmt. Overworked? Not usually.
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? No. People can always sign up, but it is never expected and I never do it.
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? No
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 5
    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? NA
  9. by   jenrninmi
    1.) what is your highest level of education? bsn
    2.) what type of facility do you work in? (hospital, homehealth, office, etc) hospital - l&d
    3.) is your current facility hiring? does it offer hire-on bonuses? very few positions for rn available as compaired to other hospitals in my area. hard to get in this hospital. no hire-on bonuses.
    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? 36-40 hours each week. i definately feel valued, i don't feel overworked.
    7.) is overtime expected of you? no, it is not.
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing? no
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 1 year 4 months
    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 jenrninmi on Oct 12, '06
  10. by   htrn
    1) BSN
    2) hospital
    3) yes/no
    4) No
    5) N/A
    6) supposed to 32hrs, often 50+ due to meetings, etc... I feel valued and I rarely feel overworked
    7) No, but I would never leave my co-workers in a lurch if the labor bus pulled up (and they wouldn't do that to me either)
    8) No
    9) 5
    10) Still 35+ years away from retirement

    Good luck
  11. by   Holly27
    1.) what is your highest level of education? AA and LPN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? yes and 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? Do you feel valued? Overworked? 24hrs yes and no
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? no
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? no
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? <1 yr
    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 close to retiring
  12. by   JentheRN05
    1.) what is your highest level of education? ADN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Retirement home (NOT a nursing home) and subs for School Nurse
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? No, 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? I'm the only RN there - no other qualified medical personel do I need to say more?
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked? Only 20 on average
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Absolutely not
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? Yes
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? almost 2
    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? geez I got 30 years left Haven't even considered that.
    ***thanks everyone*** Your welcome
  13. by   locolorenzo22
    1.) what is your highest level of education? No offical degree, 5 years college coursework, accounting/nursing, also have an activity director certificate.
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) DD residential-Alzheimers.
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Yes
    Does it offer hire-on 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?
    32, yes, no
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Only if offered, and if a no call/no show occurs.
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? yes
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 3
    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? Only 25, not even close!!!
  14. by   det01
    1.) what is your highest level of education?

    BSN

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

    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses?

    not sure; NO

    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed?

    not really

    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?

    36-40. yes. no.

    7.) Is overtime expected of you?

    no, not really but if there is a need and someone stays they are appreciative.

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

    yes, but it was not a nursing job

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

    less than one

    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?

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