MNA Report: Why nurses are leaving

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(ABC 6 News) – This week, the Minnesota Nurses Association shared the results of a survey that looks at why so many nurses are leaving the industry.

In fact, 24 hundred nurses left their positions just last year, 500 of those nurses shared why.

The report, “Why We Left: 2023 Nursing Workforce Report” identifies chronic understaffing, hospital management, and other working conditions as the top issues driving nurses away from bedside care. 

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Responding nurses overwhelmingly cited concerns with insufficient staffing and unresponsive management as the top factors driving them out of the profession. 

ABC 6 News anchor Laura lee sat down with Registered Nurse Carrie Mortrud to hear why this is a growing problem and what they say needs to happen