Over six in ten Registered Practical Nurses say they are considering (45%) or somewhat considering (17%) leaving the profession. One in four (26%) RPNs also report having a second job. When asked why they would consider leaving or not, over four in ten say it’s because the pay doesn’t match the high workload caused by being short staffed and that they do the same work as a Registered Nurse for a much lower pay (41%).

Nanos conducted a telephone survey using live agents of 1,029 registered practical nurses that are members of OCHU-CUPE or SEIU, from March 12th to 18th, 2023, from a list provided by the client.

The research was commissioned by OCHU-CUPE and SEIU and was conducted by Nanos Research using live agents.

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