Other highlights from AONE/NurseWeek survey

Substantial numbers of RNs say that in the past year, they have personally experienced:

  • Back or other musculoskeletal injuries (34%)
  • Exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including needlesticks (31%)
  • Episodes of violence in the workplace (28%)
  • Sexual harassment or a hostile work environment related to physicians (19%) or other staff (19%)

At least half of all nurses rate their current work setting as only fair or poor as far as:

  • Opportunities to influence decisions about workplace organization (56%)
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement (55%)
  • Recognition of accomplishments and work well done (54%)