Survey: Job satisfaction, challenges on the rise for nurses, PAs

Interesting news for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant workforce: Job satisfaction is on the rise, but so are the demands and challenges for advanced practitioners, according to a new nationwide survey by staffing agency Jackson Healthcare. The survey found 74 percent of respondents are either satisfied or very satisfied with their current work environment, with only 5 percent reporting extreme dissatisfaction. Factors such as state-to-state regulatory inconsistencies and "doubt about advanced practitioners' roles" may limit the ability of NPs and PAs to provide a full complement of healthcare services, researchers concluded. Announcement