COVID-19 Survey Series Results
The American Nurses Foundation and the American Nurses Association launched the Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All data gathered will be used to inform decisions about how to best support nurses during this public health crisis and beyond.
The following surveys are presented in chronological order, with the most recent at the top:
The American Nurses Foundation, in partnership with Planetree International, conducted this survey focused on how family presence restrictions during the pandemic impacted patient care and nurses’ well-being. Between May 7 and 26, 2021, there were 3,613 nurses who shared their experiences with restrictions and bans on family presence and visitation during the pandemic.
Following a series of surveys in 2020, the American Nurses Foundation conducted this comprehensive survey to learn more about the overall mental health and well-being, financial, and professional impact of the pandemic on U.S. nurses. 22,316 nurses responded to this survey between January 19 and February 16, 2021.
As a follow up to the American Nurses Foundation’s first Mental Health and Wellness survey completed in the summer of 2020, the American Nurses Foundation conducted a second survey of 12,881 nurses between December 4-30, 2020. This survey examined the ongoing impact the pandemic is having on the mental well-being of nurses.
This survey by the American Nurses Foundation explored nurses’ knowledge of and attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine development. From October 1-14, 2020, there were 12,939 nurses who responded. Please note, these responses reflect nurses’ perspectives prior to the FDA’s approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020. The Foundation’s COVID-19 Impact Assessment - The First Year, has newer survey data on nurses and COVID-19 vaccinations.
The survey by the American Nurses Foundation focused on innovation. Between September 5 and October 2, 2020, there were 4,688 nurses who shared information on how their resourcefulness and creativity is helping identify new ways to care for patients.
This survey on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a follow-up to the first PPE survey ANA conducted in May 2020. Between July 24 and August 14, there were 23,207 nurses who provided an updated picture of the PPE situation on the frontlines of the pandemic.
This survey by the American Nurses Foundation focused the financial hardships nurses are experiencing due to the pandemic. Between July 9 – August 1, 2020, there were 10,099 nurses who shared information on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This survey by the American Nurses Foundation focused on mental health and wellness, to gather insights and experiences of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between June 5 – July 6, 2020, there were 10,997 nurses who shared how the pandemic impacted their mental health and wellness.
ANA conducted a survey of nurses across all 50 states and 3 US territories, from May 15-31, 2020, to get a clearer picture of the personal protective equipment (PPE) situation on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey highlights continuing PPE shortages across the country as well as PPE reuse and decontamination practices.
This dashboard can be used to view the results of the initial COVID-19 Survey, which was conducted by ANA from March 20 to April 10, 2020. Here you can find out find out what 32,000 nurses want you to know about treating COVID-19.