Nurse Staffing in WV's Acute Care Facilities

The WV Nurses Association requests your participation in this survey regarding nurse staffing in WV's Acute Care Facilities. If you are providing direct patient care in an acute care hospital in WV as a bedside nurse we are interested in your workplace environment specifically regarding staffing. This survey is voluntary and you do not have to be a member of WVNA to participate.  The survey should take 7 minutes or less to complete. By completing the survey you are providing consent to participate.  Your answers are anonymous and we can not track respondents. No data identifying specific facilities will be shared in the public domain. Any dissemination that may occur would be with compiled data using descriptive statistics and no facilities will be identifiable. There is no stipend or other compensation provided for survey completion. We are requesting your participation to assist us in better understanding the experience of WV nurses and the patients cared for in acute care facilities. This information will be used to develop programs and interventions to facilitate the enhancement of the practice of nursing in WV in adherence with our mission. For any questions regarding this survey, please email centraloffice@wvnurses.org.

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* 1. Which nursing license do you hold?

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* 2. At what acute care hospital do you work?

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* 3. On what unit do you work?

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* 4. What is the planned/intended number of patients assigned per nurse for your unit? (Staffing Plan/Staffing Matrix)

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* 5. On your last shift, how many patients were you ACTUALLY assigned?

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* 6. How often are you given a patient assignment that exceeds the number of patients planned/intended per your unit's staffing plan/staffing matrix?

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* 7. Have staffing issues ever caused you to be pulled to a unit for which you have had no orientation?

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* 8. How would you rank your level of occupational burnout attributable to nurse staffing? (a score of 100 is highest level)

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* 9. How would you rank your concern regarding patient safety/patient outcomes  attributable to staffing (a score of 100 is highest level of concern)

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* 10. What is your age?

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* 11. How many years do you intend to provide direct patient care as a nurse in the facility where you now work?

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* 12. If you have intentions to leave direct-care nursing at the facility you now work, what is the reason?

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* 13. If you have intentions to leave direct-care nursing at the facility you now work, do you intend to provide direct-care nursing at another acute care facility?

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* 14. If you answered No to Question 13, why?

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* 15. If you have concerns regarding staffing at your facility, do you have any suggestions to improve the situation?

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