As covid persists, nurses are leaving staff jobs — and tripling their salaries as travelers
Travel nurses can make a year’s pay in three or four months
Looking at the pay disparities highlighted in the article, the numbers are staggering. $9500 a week for some postings, contrasted against $74,000 annual salaries. Yikes.
“The nation’s largest nurse union maintains that hospitals are suffering the consequences of the just-in-time staffing model they created to cut costs by keeping the number of full-time staff nurses as small as possible.
“This current staffing crisis is one of the hospital industry’s making,” Deborah Burger, president of National Nurses United, said in a written statement. “They need to take a long hard look at how their treatment of permanent staff and exploitation of the nursing ethos has inevitably led to this unsustainable model of staffing hospitals.””Posted on 2021-12-06T23:18:29+0000