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One-fourth of nurses looking for jobs — can you guess why?

A new survey indicates nearly one-fourth of nurses plan to look for a new employer once the job market recovers. That’s up from only 15% of nurses surveyed last year. The data is from the 2011 Survey of Registered Nurses: Job Satisfaction and Career Plans, conducted by AMN Healthcare (free registration required to download report).

The numbers indicate increasingly high — and growing — levels of dissatisfaction on the job among the nation’s nurses. Notably, while nurses rated their career satisfaction at 74, satisfaction with the role nurses play is down to 58% .

Other survey results indicate health care organizations should be ready to face higher staff turnover: 32% of nurses plan to leave nursing completely or reduce their clinical work significantly in the next one to three years.

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