The employment survey from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) reveals that worries about cash and keeping their jobs are having an impact on nurses’ morale on the wards.
Government figures released in August showed that the number of nursing jobs being lost across the NHS in Scotland was on the rise. The data showed that the number of nurses working across the country had reached a five-year low.
The latest RCN poll of 700 nurses and healthcare support workers in Scotland found that the number of respondents who felt secure about nursing employment over the coming years fell from 82% in 2009 to 30%.
Also on the decline was the number of people who would recommend nursing as a career - this went from 54% to 38%.
Furthermore, some 74% said they were dealing with rising levels of stress at work.