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.
BCEN’s Janie Schumaker teamed up with test anxiety experts Dr. Christina Aranda and Dr. Janell Mihelic for this April/May 2019 NSNA Imprint article to help nursing students and nurses everywhere:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of test anxiety
- Learn how to manage anxiety before, during and after tests and exams
View a complete list of test anxiety tips and other resources on BCEN’s Tackling Test Anxiety page.
Find out what it takes to be a transport nurse from award-winning certified flight nurse and emergency medical transport industry innovator Allen Wolfe.
Follow nursing student and Foundation of the NSNA scholar Dylan McCloud-Lewis as he shadows a LifeNet 2-2 flight team for a day.
From Living Proof to Large-Scale Study: Why I’m Passionate About Board Certification for Nurses
Barely 2 weeks after earning my Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) credential I was working a particularly hectic night shift in a Kansas community hospital emergency department (ED) and in walked a first-time mom and dad with their sleeping, pink and otherwise healthy-looking 3-day-old daughter. Despite the unusually high patient volumes and acuity for a Thursday night, the look on the mother’s face, the sound of her voice, and what she was saying stopped me in my tracks.