Some nurses wouldn't choose the same career path again — 18 'Medscape' survey takeaways

Medscape surveyed 10,284 nurses about the most and least satisfying aspects of their jobs, as well as whether they would choose the same career path again, and published the results in its Nurse Career Satisfaction Report 2018.

Medscape surveyed 5,011 registered nurses, 2,006 nurse practitioners, 2,002 licensed practical nurses, 501 clinical nurse specialists, 389 nurse managers and 375 certified registered nurse anesthetists.

How nurses weighed in:

Are you glad you became a nurse or advanced practice nurse?

RN
1. Yes: 94 percent
2. No: 6 percent

LPN
3. Yes: 95 percent
4. No: 5 percent

NP
5. Yes: 96 percent
6. No: 4 percent

NM
7. Yes: 98 percent
8 No: 2 percent

CNRA
9. Yes: 98 percent
10. No: 2 percent

CNS
11. Yes: 98 percent
12. No: 2 percent

Respondents who said they would choose nursing if they could do it all over again:

13. RNs: 76 percent
14. LPNs: 80 percent
15. NP: 82 percent
16. NM: 85 percent
17. CNRA: 76 percent
18. CNS: 88 percent

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