I think the OP makes a great point regarding employer's qualifications for nurse employees. They only want to hire their idea of the 'perfect' nurse specimens today, at the cheapest possible rate.
I know so many nurses who work agency or move on out of nursing because facilities are blackballing them for some silly reason. Those who speak out, or dare to have a work injury and ask for fair treatment, or leave a job due to unsafe conditions, or speak the word 'union' out loud, or are experienced and at the top of the pay scale ...may find themselves unable to find facility work. Amazing in this time of 'shortage' isn't it.
.....Oh well, it's the facility's loss.....but the nurses who continue to be forced to work short in spite of good, experienced help with applications being ignored are also suffereing for this bad practice.
The games being played are ridiculous, IMHO, and more and more nurses are rightfully looking out for #1.