Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Nurse Burnout in the US

A team of researchers from Emory’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Rollins School of Public Health found that among nurses who reported leaving their current employment (9.5% of sample), 31.5% reported leaving because of burnout in 2018. With increasing demands placed on frontline nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, these findings suggest an urgent need for solutions to address burnout among nurses.