Covid-19 Surveys

Masked nurse outside holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

NNU Covid Survey #8: 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.

Large groups of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Staff Up for Safe Care"

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.

Nurse holding signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

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