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Highlighting Nurse Burnout during National Nurses Week

Darian Khalilpour
Author: Darian Khalilpour
Date: May 1, 2023
Tags: Brand, Nursing, School Nursing, Staffing, Travel Nursing

The annual celebration of our nurses begins on National Nurses Day and ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. During National Nurses Week we’d like to honor the hard work, compassion, and dedication of nurses, and show appreciation for the invaluable contributions they make to healthcare and their patients.

This year, we’d also like to recognize how nurses overcome difficulties to provide tireless care for their patients. Some of the difficulties nurses face, including the unprecedented obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, can lead to burnout. Amergis Staffing is highlighting some of the challenges contributing to nurse burnout, and how we can help.

Nurse burnout is on the rise

A recent study found that 2.7 million U.S. nurses report feeling burnt out, with 95% reporting that they have felt burnt out within the past three years. The study also found that burnout is the top reason why nurses are leaving the profession. Amergis Staffing helps nurses combat this burnout by offering all Amergis-employed healthcare professionals 50% off their first month of BetterHelp through Perkspot.

Lack of staff contributes to nurse burnout

Studies show that the top reason contributing to nurse burnout is lack of staffing. According to the American Nurses Association, staffing shortages have caused nurses to work longer shifts, while also having to take on greater demands during those shifts. Amergis Staffing makes sure that facilities and nurses can avoid the obstacles of staffing shortages because we work hard to ensure healthcare facilities remain fully staffed. This allows nurses to focus on what matters most — the well-being of their patients.

Workplace culture also contributes to nurse burnout

According to studies, 66% of nurses report feeling burnt out due to workplace culture. Amergis Staffing excels at offering resources to all our healthcare professionals to help, including giving them access to our company-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides guidance and counseling for personal, legal, and financial issues. Amergis fills open positions in a variety of facilities, allowing nurses who would like a change of workplace to shift to different settings and teams. We can even help you smoothly transition to a new specialty of nursing, such as becoming a school nurse, and our clinical team will provide you with training and resources to make sure you feel fully comfortable before your first shift!

A majority of nurses report feeling career fatigue

85% of nurses report that they feel career fatigue, which experts say can lead to burnout by causing employees to feel an increase in work-related stress that makes them mentally and physically exhausted. Amergis Staffing can help nurses combat career fatigue by giving them the opportunity to explore a wide range of opportunities across the country, and work with different contracts in a variety of facilities.

Nurses report wanting to leave the hospital

Studies show that 36.5% of nurses reported intentions to leave the hospital within a year, and that 47.9% of nurses are actively looking for a less stressful nursing position. That is where Amergis Staffing’s extensive staffing experience can help, by allowing our healthcare professionals unique opportunities to discover jobs in settings outside of the hospital, such as schools and public health institutions, which allow for more schedule flexibility and the ability for nurses to pick placements that work best with their personal lives.

For three decades, Amergis Healthcare Staffing has had the privilege to work with some of the most dedicated nurses in the industry, and we pride ourselves on helping our amazing nurses get the most out of their careers. Contact Amergis to learn how you can join our team of professionals.

Happy Nurses Week!

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