Outlook on Nursing: A snapshot from Canadian nurses on work environments pre-COVID-19

December 7, 2020

Today, the CFNU has released the final report of their national study, Outlook on Nursing: A snapshot from Canadian nurses on work environments pre-COVID-19.

This study was conducted by Linda McGillis Hall, PhD, RN and Sanja Visekruna, PhD, RN at the University of Toronto. It was a national survey that aimed to assess Canadian nurses’ perceptions of their work environments. The study looked at all health care sectors, including hospitals, long-term care settings, home care and other health care workplaces.

Approximately 7,153 regulated Canadian nurses, including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), participated in the study.

The results of this study highlight that the focus of nursing issues taken on by nursing leadership and policy leaders in the future needs to go beyond attention to the supply of nurses available to provide care. To ensure a sustainable nursing workforce in the future, it is essential to understand the complex state of nursing work environments in which Canadian nurses work and the impact of these work environments on the health and work outcomes experienced by nurses.

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions commissioned this study and it was conducted with the participation of unions representing nurses across the country.

To download the study, please click here.

An image to promote the CFNU survey.