In the face of unimaginable challenges, why do nurses stay?

The past year brought more discouraging news about the pandemic’s continued detrimental effects on already overburdened nurses, and the data show it: 

  • 40% of RNs surveyed in Medscape Nurse Career Satisfaction Report 2021 indicated that the pandemic decreased their satisfaction with nursing
  • 32% of RNs are considering leaving direct patient care, according to McKinsey & Company