Agency Nurses

  1. Does anyone know how much a hospital pays for agency nurses?

    The past two hospitals I've worked at offered incentives to work extra for staff nurses...but they add "criteria" that it makes it difficult to "get" the incentives. (e.g. I worked 12 hour shift I offered to work another 4 hours for "bonus" pay...they won't give it to me.....we can only work on "certain" units in order to get the "incentive" pay...though other units have agency nurses)
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    THAT Is a BROAD question:

    Not knowing where you live, what the need is there and what specialty you have, it is impossible to say. Ask around to the agencies that interest you. Good luck.
  4. by   babs_rn
    around here the agencies bill around $50/hr average, RN gets usually $27-$29.
  5. by   askater11
    I'm not interested in agency nursing.

    I know how much agency get paid. I'm curious how much the HOSPITAL pays the AGENCY.

    I always wonder how Agency works...the past two places I've worked they seem to use .....or are more willing to pay for agency nurses....then give "incentive pay" for the nurses that staff the hospital.
  6. by   PhePhe
    I get $42 an hour for medsurg or psych no matter what shift or day I work. I support myself on 3-4 days a week pay. I am in the mid atlantic.
  7. by   altomga
    I'm not sure what the hospital pays a travel nurse agency? I do know they give the nurses bonuses for coming and moving money also at times. They could better use this money to keep the experienced staff members they have...

    Please don't flame me..I have had nothing but good experiences with travel nurses (ok...1 was crappy)....and they are needed..I just wish the hospitals would invest that extra money into their own people.
  8. by   mattsmom81
    This topic has been hashed out before. The general conclusion was that due to infrastructure and overhead costs, (training, updates, WC, benes, etc) many facilities seem to prefer agency and travelers in many situations....so it must make fiscal sense for them to do so.

    Agency nurses prefer to NOT be under the thumb of the hospital, so the agencies make $$$ off this fact.

    I'd like to see ALL of us go independent myself and stop giving our power away..

    In my area agencies charge about 1 1/2 x the nurse rate, but this can vary.
  9. by   sjoe
    In addition, there is an "Agency Nurse Forum" on this BB, where you can likely find more of the information you are asking about.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by mattsmom81
    Agency nurses prefer to NOT be under the thumb of the hospital, so the agencies make $$$ off this fact.

    I'd like to see ALL of us go independent myself and stop giving our power away..

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    EXCELLENT POINT!!!!! ITA!

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