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“The Emergency, Trauma and Transport Nursing Workforce: Highlights of Benchmark 2019 Survey”

BCEN is pleased and proud to share the open access original research article, “The Emergency, Trauma and Transport Nursing Workforce: Highlights of Benchmark 2019 Survey,” featured on the cover of the December 2019 issue of Nursing Management.

Co-authored by BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker and research experts William Taylor, PhD, and Tim McGonigle, PhD, this article details for the first time—within the main article and in extensive online bonus material—the wide ranging quantitative results from the first comprehensive study of the U.S. emergency, trauma and transport nursing workforce.

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This research project was initiated by BCEN, managed by the MedEvac International Foundation, funded by BCEN and our partners, the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), and made possible thanks to the thousands of nurses who responded to the survey.

A brief message from BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC:

“This research is another example of BCEN’s ongoing and substantive commitment to championing and supporting research that advances the success and well-being of RNs practicing across the emergency spectrum.

We are grateful to each of the thousands of nurses from the BCEN community and the ASTNA, ENA and STN memberships who took the time and care to participate in the study. Your responses and shared experiences made this important research possible, and we hope you will join us as we share, discuss and act on the findings.”

The 2019 Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Study offers important data and insights that can be acted on today and serve as a valuable baseline from which to measure progress, identify emerging issues, and follow trends on a wide range of topics including:

  • workforce profile and qualifications
  • occupational profile and work environment
  • nurse well-being
  • career goals and nursing pipeline
  • challenges and impact on outcomes

Please stay tuned to BCEN’s social channels and other communications for more about this research in the coming weeks and months, including a deeper dive into the qualitative findings on challenges and impacts.

Images courtesy of Nursing Management/WoltersKluwer.