PSA was the first agency I worked for as a new nurse. I worked for about eight months with them. Legit company. Pay check every week through direct deposit. Scheduling super flexible. I loved it, and only left because I needed hospital experience, and benefits. The pay was measly but I could live. $19 an hour as a new RN with BSN. They do not give raises from what I have heard. I heard about them through a friend who was an LPN who worked for them over 15 years before doing her RN (we met during school). When she did her RN we both were making the same amount of money. She wanted to move up, and do office work since she was with the company so long-- hard to move up in the company. They hired someone else for the office position. Who knows maybe she needed some other qualifications.
Anyhow so now Im a nurse 2 years in. Still at my hopsital job. But going back to school, so I want to cut back at the hospital and do a light duty somewhere else. FYI, the work at PSA especially the two cases I had. It was like babysitting. Everything in me is trying to find something that was awful and honestly it was easy work. Feed baby, play with baby, oh baby is sleeping, and give meds if any. Which is why I think they hire new grads, and new grads start at level one. Fresh out of school most RN's "should" be able to handle a level one. N before you take any case you can have orientation to get a feel of what your day/night would be like. So you dont walk in blind. I think higher levels have trachs and vents.
So I try to go back after 2 years, no interview, they want me to work. Sweet. Go in to sign papers, and they tell me oh the pay is now $18/hr. Something something I cant remember about pay decrease across the board etc.. I say thank you but I cant do that, I can work an extra shift at the hospital, I will not do $18. Thats not being arrogant, but how can as a new nurse I make $19, and now coming from a step down unit with 2 years exp I settle for 18...I was honestly thinking they would up my level (acuity), and give me at least $20. But there was no price negotiation. I would have settled for 19 again. So In closing. I loved working for them. If you need a job work for them as well regardless of pay. But if you have experience I would say shop around.