2012 Survey of Registered Nurses: Job Satisfaction, Career Patterns and Trajectories

November, 20, 2012

As the economy continues to recover, issues such as nursing retention and turnover within health facilities will be a strong consideration in planning for the future of nurse staffing. In accordance with these anticipated changes, AMN Healthcare’s 2012 Survey of Registered Nurses explored current career plans and trends, satisfaction levels and professional concerns for registered nurses (RNs). The results are offered as an information resource for healthcare industry leaders, policy makers, academics, staffing professionals, journalists, and others who follow clinical staffing and supply trends.

Survey results were received by nearly 2,000 participants, representing various nursing specialties and experience levels. In all, the survey shows a much improved sense of satisfaction with both career and job, but with a consistent one-third of nurses wanting to move on to something different in the near future.


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