No PRN work in Florida????? - page 2

I moved to Ft. Myers in August. After an extensive job search I accepted a non-benefitted prn position with Lee Memorial. My choice was at least 2 areas of specialty to float to. Since I have 10... Read More

  1. by   Jennerizer
    I work in central Florida & our hospital is filled to capacity in both ICU & the step-down PCU (and has been for the last few months). We don't see it letting up anytime soon. We actually are in need of nurses & I hear they are recruiting heavily for travel nurses just to meet the demand. Seems like most of the hospitals around here are like that. Perhaps it's the location you are in?
  2. by   gwlillith
    Quote from Jennerizer
    I work in central Florida & our hospital is filled to capacity in both ICU & the step-down PCU (and has been for the last few months). We don't see it letting up anytime soon. We actually are in need of nurses & I hear they are recruiting heavily for travel nurses just to meet the demand. Seems like most of the hospitals around here are like that. Perhaps it's the location you are in?
    Appreciate all the advice, but it's been a couple of months since I started this thread...things have definately picked up. I'm getting called nearly every day for a shifts to work...especially at the Cape and at Lee.
    Lee hasn't gotten any better, I think it's just worse. The patient/nurse ratio has risen and they're on a "hiring freeze" go figure????
    I thought about taking a staff position but that's a scary thought...
    Anyhow..thanks all again...
  3. by   ButterflyRN04
    How about working through an agency? They pay alot more and place you where they know a nurse is needed. Might be helpful during the slower seasons.

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