Why We Left: 2022 Nursing Workforce Report

This report identifies poor hospital management and chronic short staffing as the top issues driving nurses away from bedside care. Data in the report is from a survey of 748 nurses who left an MNA-represented nursing job in the past two years and did not take a new job in another MNA-represented facility. The survey focused on why nurses left their hospital job, what they are doing now, and whether they plan to return to bedside care under the current conditions in Minnesota hospitals.