Contact: Sam Fettig
(Duluth) – March 29, 2022 – At 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022, Minnesota nurses will share the results of a new survey analyzing why nearly 750 nurses left bedside care positions within the last two years. Nurses who have retired early or have otherwise been pushed out of bedside care will share their stories and discuss the findings of the new report.
The report – “Why We Left: 2022 Nursing Workforce Report” – was compiled by the Minnesota Nurses Association based on 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 focuses on why nurses left their nursing job, what they are doing now, and whether they plan to return to bedside care under the current conditions in Minnesota hospitals.
The new study comes as Minnesota nurses are pushing for the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, which aims to solve the understaffing and retention crisis in Minnesota hospitals. The bill, which has the support of Governor Tim Walz, the House Majority Caucus and the Senate Minority Caucus, has been laid over for possible inclusion in the House Health Omnibus Bill.
Nurses who have left bedside care in the last two years will hold a roundtable discussion on how their experiences relate to the results of the new study. Members of the press are invited to attend.
- WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.
- WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol, Conference Room 316 (Third Floor)
- WHO: Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association
- WHAT: Roundtable on why nurses are leaving the bedside
- WHY: Because nurses and patients need action to solve the understaffing and retention crisis