On November 11, American Nurse Today published the results of its third annual Nursing Trends and Salary Survey, which are based on responses from more than 5,200 registered nurses (RNs). In addition to collecting data on job satisfaction and compensation, this survey also captures data from RNs related to workplace violence, bullying, and sexual harassment. Highlights from the survey include:
- About eight out of 10 respondents are satisfied with their jobs and would pick nursing again as a career. (Only 41% of working Americans in general say they would choose the same career again.)
- About six out of 10 respondents had a salary increase in the last year.
- More than half of respondents who were victims of violence, verbal assault, sexual harassment, or bullying on the job are not satisfied with how the situation was handled.
In the November 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Joyce Pulcini from The George Washington University and her colleagues published an article titled National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties: A 40-Year History of Preparing Nurse Practitioners for Practice. This article tracks the achievement of NONPF by decade and provides an education, practice, and policy context that informed and inspired the organization's activities.
AACN Celebrates 50 Years - A Look Back at 1998
Dr. Rita Carty, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Science at George Mason University, testifies before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on behalf of the Tri-Council for Nursing. In her testimony, Dr. Carty requested increases in funding for the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Nurse Education Act, scholarships for disadvantaged students, and to raise appropriations for the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research. Dr. Carty served as AACN President from 1990 to 1992 and is an Emeritus Member of the Association.
See more historic photos on AACN's 50th Anniversary website.