GooeyRN 9,315 Views
Joined Nov 27, '05.
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Sometimes there isn't a choice, like where I work. I work and live in a rural area. There just aren't enough nurses to fill all of the positions. No one wants to drive 40 miles through the mountains and snow to get here. So its all local living nurses that work here. The hospital now offers double time to those who work over 40 hours a week. There is still a lot of short staffing. The only way to improve it more would be to offer double time to per-diem and part time staff for working above their normal hours. But then that gets very expensive for a very small, rural, poor hospital. There really isn't a way to fix the staffing problem here.
I would take good bfing help wherever I could get it, male or female. I do realize I am not the norm, though.
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