- Over 80% of respondents expect that working in the nursing profession will be somewhat or much more challenging over the next 5 years.
- Reducing wait times for emergency care was seen as both the most important and urgent issue for the health system.
- Supporting nurses’ mental health in the workplace and improving quality of care environments for nurses were more important and urgent than adding staff.
- Nurses identified over 800 additional suggestions for improving the health system, in 7 themes:
- Respect for the profession
- Retention of nurses in the public system
- Supporting the mental health of nurses
- Public education on the health system, and how to navigate it
- Focus on care outside of Winnipeg hospitals
- Nursing education
- Clarifying roles of Colleges, Union, Association, Employers and Government.
ARNM will be using these results to further its advocacy work. Further information is available by contacting email@example.com
Earlier this fall, ARNM asked members to participate in the annual member feedback survey to gather input to improve the ARNM member experience. Over 1600 of our nearly 10,000 nurses responded during the survey period. Most of the members who responded had been practising for 20 or more years, followed by those practising from 10 to 15 years. Although many members practise in two or more places, two-thirds of nurses work within Winnipeg, with just over 80% of members receiving their training in Manitoba.
Over 80% of respondents expect that working in the nursing profession will be somewhat or much more challenging over the next 5 years:
Respondents were asked to reflect on specific problems in the health system and identify the importance and urgency of five issues. Reducing wait times for emergency care was seen as both important and urgent, while reducing wait times for non-emergency surgeries was both the least urgent and least important of the five issues.