Covid-19 Surveys

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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.

Nurse holds sign "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

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.

More Past Surveys

Nurses holding signs along street "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

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.

Nurses along road hold signs "Save Lives: Protect Nurses"

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 surve