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Rethinking Agency Nurses



Agency nurses are just as educated and nearly as experienced as permanent nurses and may be a good solution to the projected nursing shortage, a study says.



2 comments on "Rethinking Agency Nurses"
shannon (11/14/2012 at 6:45 PM)

So it's not okay to mandate OT but for many nurses that work a full time job and then do agency work often work multiple hours all over the place. So if we really are considered about patient safety maybe we should increase the normal wages and salaries so that we can entice people to enter the profession verse over working nurses to the point of burnout just an idea.
Thomas A. Coss (11/14/2012 at 12:14 PM)

Agency Nurses also enable hospitals to wage discriminate and there by actually saves them money. Additionally, from my years as an Agency RN, I developed a broad base of experience across multiple healthcare systems that has served me well to this day. Excellent piece.