For more info on the nursing shortage, go to www.califnurses.org
on their home page they have a running banner about the nursing shortage. If by the time you get there they have removed the running banner, I think you can also access the article from further down on their home page.
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by the way, I live in Phila
Temple hospital is paying per diem nurses up to $50/hr. Hahnemann hospital is paying per diems up to $49/hr. Experience a must.
I lived through the last nursing shortage of the 1980's. And it was HELL. The average age of the american nurse today is 46. We can't do the kind of hours, OT, and pt assignments that we did in the 80's. Many older nurses are fleeing the profession because no amount of money is worth the legal risks that poor staffing sets us up for.
I think our only hope is collective bargaining with our employers and then legislative clout that has come out of the Radical california nurses!
UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG!!