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MNA nurses are seeking solutions to staffing and retention in contract negotiations with hospital executives
(St. Paul) – June 23, 2022 – A new national study released today shows that 51 percent of surveyed nurses considered leaving the profession within the next year, citing short staffing and moral distress as the driving factors. The study of 2,200 registered nurses working in hospitals, conducted Fall 2021, found 95 percent had experienced moral distress, “when they feel that the ethical course of action is not being pursued due to organizational or institutional constraints,” while just 15 percent felt staffing levels in their workplace were safe.
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