The Washington Center for Nursing (WCN), the state’s nursing workforce center, recently released their COVID-19 Impact on the Nursing Workforce Study conducted by Survey Information Analytics (SIA). The study aims to understand better the challenges faced by Washington nurses responding to the pandemic.
Since the confirmation of the first U.S. case of the deadly coronavirus virus in Kirkland, WA, in Jan of 2020, nurses have stood front and center in the public health emergency, putting their lives at risk. As we move through the pandemic, it is imperative to capture nurses’ experiences to inform necessary improvements to support and retain a resilient nursing workforce, both now and in the future.