Covid-19 and Infectious Diseases Surveys

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Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of NNU at podium surrounded by nurses holding signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

NNU's national surveys have highlighted the issues nurses have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic—including unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress.

March-April 2024: NNU Infectious Diseases Survey final results

Key Findings: In March and April of 2024, NNU conducted a nationwide survey of registered nurses regarding infection prevention practices related to a range of infectious diseases.

January 2024: Nurses face worsening working conditions amid winter surge in Covid and other respiratory viruses

NNU's 9th national survey finds that employers continue to fail to institute basic protective measures for Covid-19 and that nurses continue to experience the impacts of long Covid, contributing to the staffing crisis in health care.

December 2022: Year Three: Acute and Long Covid, A Double Public Health and Occupational Health Crisis

National Nurses United’s new nationwide survey of more than 2,800 registered nurses reveals continued significant issues related to staffing, workplace violence, Covid precautions, and other issues.

April 2022: National nurse survey reveals significant increases in unsafe staffing, workplace violence, and moral distress 

In NNU's seventh national survey of nurses during the pandemic, RNs reported that their hospitals are still not adequately prepared for a Covid-19 surge.

September 2021: National nurse survey reveals that health care employers need to do more to comply with OSHA emergency temporary standard

Following the results of a sixth Covid preparedness survey, National Nurses United called on OSHA to do robust enforcement during the pandemic.

March 2021: National RN survey highlights continued hospital failures to prioritize nurse and patient safety during pandemic

Results of NNU's fifth Covid survey showed that at the pandemic’s one-year mark, employers were still failing to provide safe staffing, optimal PPE, and testing.

November 2020: National nurse survey exposes hospitals’ knowing failure to prepare for a Covid-19 surge during flu season

11 months into the pandemic and entering cold and flu season, nurses said there were no excuses for the continued lack of PPE, testing, and workplace protections, according to NNU’s fourth survey.

July 2020: National nurse survey reveals devastating impact of reopening too soon

As many states moved to reopen, NNU's third survey of the pandemic revealed that health care workplace conditions remained dangerous and nurses were afraid of infecting their families with Covid-19.

May 2020: New survey of nurses provides frontline proof of widespread employer, government disregard for nurse and patient safety, mainly through lack of optimal PPE

NNU's second nationwide survey of nearly 23,000 nurses revealed dangerous health care workplace conditions since Covid-19 struck the U.S. and highlighted a lack of optimal PPE.

March 2020: Survey of nation’s frontline registered nurses shows hospitals unprepared for Covid-19

NNU's first nationwide survey of registered nurses revealed that the vast majority of U.S. hospitals and health care facilities were unprepared to handle and contain cases of Covid-19.