Nursing Professionals Pulse Survey: 2020 Pandemic

The first in our series of surveys, Nursing Professionals Pulse Survey: 2020 Pandemic, was conducted in April 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Within one week, NurseGrid™ received an unprecedented 15,000+ responses to the survey asking nurses about their experience with COVID-19.

Key Takeaways

Despite their stressful environment, nurses’ number one concern is for the safety of others.

Some 79% of respondents selected fear of infecting family and friends as their highest concern.

Roles are changing.

Almost two-thirds of nurses (64%) experienced a change in their work assignment due to the pandemic. Almost four in ten nurses were reassigned to treat patients hospitalized with the virus.

Seasoned nurses were no more confident than younger nurses.

Eight in ten nurses (80%) report they are “very” to “somewhat” confident treating COVID-19 patients. Nurses across all experience levels indicated they were worried by a lack of PPE and a fear of infecting family and friends.

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