My friend who is on staff as a PACU Rn at an absolute **** hole was recently told by mangement during a staff meeting that a current trend in healthcare is to lay off RNs. I told her that HELLO there is a nursing shortage & I haven't heard about this anywhere. I personally think this is a line of ****, especially when she told me they followed this up with the comment that "they (the nurses) should be happy that the hospital is willing to keep them emplyed". I told her there is no way I would have sat thru that propaganda. Anyway, has anyone else heard of this?