Nurse practitioners report high job satisfaction

Nurse practitioners report high job satisfaction
Nurse practitioners report high job satisfaction and are positive about the future of their profession, according to an article published Oct. 7 in Medical Economics.

(HealthDay)—Nurse practitioners report high job satisfaction and are positive about the future of their profession, according to an article published Oct. 7 in Medical Economics.

Researchers from Staff Care surveyed 222 nurse practitioners to assess their feelings about their job and the future of their profession.

According to the report, all of those surveyed reported having positive feelings about being a , and 99 percent reported being positive and optimistic about the of their profession. Ninety-eight percent rated their professional morale as positive. However, 81 percent of nurse practitioners said they feel overworked and overextended, or reported being at full capacity. Nineteen percent felt they have time for more patients and expanded duties.

"The hope is that nurse practitioners can help address prevailing physician shortages," Margaret Crump, M.P.H., of the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation, said in a press release. "However, there are already signals that nurse practitioners themselves are overextended."

More information: More Information

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

2012 primary care incentive payments top 664 million

Aug 13, 2013

(HealthDay)—Payments from the Medicare Primary Care Incentive Payment Program (PCIP) were more than $664 million for calendar year 2012, according to a report published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

Recommended for you

Preterm children's brains can catch up years later

14 hours ago

There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those ...

Mortality rates increase due to extreme heat and cold

15 hours ago

Epidemiological studies have repeatedly shown that death rates rise in association with extremely hot weather. The heat wave in Western Europe in the summer of 2003, for example, resulted in about 22,000 extra deaths. A team ...

User comments