This open access original research article highlights major findings from the custom-designed, 60-question 2019 Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Survey (ETTS), which was the centerpiece of a major research initiative to profile today’s emergency nursing workforce and identify specific resources necessary to ensure a sufficient, well-prepared and well-supported future workforce.
The quantitative findings from the ETTS include information about the emergency nursing workforce as a whole and emergency, trauma and transport specialty-specific data about:
- workforce profile and qualifications
- occupational profile and work environment
- nurse well-being
- career goals and nursing pipeline
The article also briefly summarizes qualitative data based nearly 5,000 responses from emergency, trauma and transport (ETT) nurses about their impact on outcomes and the biggest challenges they face.
The research was initiated by BCEN, developed in partnership with the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), and facilitated by research project manager MedEvac Foundation International.