ENA Partners with Nursing Organizations on First-Ever Workforce Study

June 3, 2019 ENA MedEvac Staffing

Study offers in-depth analysis of current nursing landscape while looking at future needs 

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 3, 2019) – The Emergency Nurses Association, the MedEvac Foundation International, the Board Certification for Emergency Nursing, the Society of Trauma Nurses and the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association announced this week the release of a first-of-its-kind study on the state of emergency, trauma and transport nursing workforce which provides a deeper understanding of the characteristics and issues facing this unique group of health care professionals.

The five partners worked with the Human Resources Research Organization to collect, analyze and synthesize multiples sources of data – including existing databases and a direct survey of nurses practicing across the emergency spectrum – to gather information on the current state of the workforce and to identify expected changes over the next five to 10 years.

Although several sources have previously documented the overall national nursing workforce, none provided an in-depth look on the population of nurses in the emergency, trauma and transport spectrum. The study’s findings highlight workplace demographics; the impact of nurses within this spectrum; occupational roles and compensation; nurse well-being; the future pipeline into nursing; and opportunities for future research.

“This study provides critical insight about the emergency nursing workforce. The information obtained from the data quantifies what is known about many of the challenges encountered by emergency nurses and their counterparts in the trauma and transport worlds,” ENA President Patti Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN. “We are proud to have worked with MedEvac, BCEN, ASTNA and STN as they are known leaders in the industry who share our vision of the future of the nursing workforce.”

Added, MedEvac Foundation International CEO Rick Sherlock, “Emergency care can, and typically does, affect everyone in their lifetime. We’re very excited to support the nursing community and the long-ranging effects this study will have on emergency, trauma and transport medicine as a whole.”

Learn more about the study here.

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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