HOW DO NURSES DO IT? SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT NURSES

HOW DO NURSES DO IT? SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT NURSES
  • Nurses work longer than their shift time 81% of the time (only 6% of that time is mandated)

  • 19% of nurses work two or more jobs for multiple employers

  • The average amount of time worked over the scheduled work time is 49 minutes

  • Nurses sleep an average of 6.7 hours on the days they work

  • 56% of nurses work in hospitals

  • 29% on government or education

  • 8% work in physician’s offices

  • 5% in home care

  • 5% in nursing home facilities

  • 3% in employment facilities

  • The mean age of a nurse in the U.S is 47.3

  • 75% of nurses in New York 40 or over

  • 30% of nurses are 55 or older

  • 75% of nurses are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their job

  • Employers offer over 650 free continuing education classes

  • 11% of R.N’s have earned their Master’s degree

  • First reason for nursing job satisfaction: caring for patients and making a difference in their lives

  • Second reason for nursing job satisfaction: Team collaboration, good working relationship with colleagues