FNP2B1, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP 8,244 Views
Joined May 4, '10.
FNP2B1 is a Family Nurse Practitioner/Dermatology.
Posts: 97 (70% Liked)
Start offering $100 per hour for RNs and see how quickly the nursing shortage at your hospital evaporates. I once interviewed for a NP position with Peace Health in Florence Oregon and was floored at what they offered. It just wasn't enough. They were $100,000 less than what I could get in California. Now if they start paying more sure I'd come back and work in coastal Oregon. It's all about the $$$$. I'm sure your hands are tied but if the hospital administrators want more nurses they are going to have to get off of their wallets and pay for it. There has to be an $$$$ incentive to get people to work in rural areas. The scenery just isn't enough. Where I am now, a very, very rural area with a population of 2000, I make what the MDs make. To make the offer sweeter the company offered $150,000 in a housing grant if I signed a 5 year contract. They understand what it take to have full staffing. Unfortunately many hospital groups do not.
On the whole, there is no nursing shortage. There is a shortage of people who want to be treated like crap
There is the answer to the problem. Pay a RN at the bedside $100 an hour with a normal schedule of Monday through Friday and the supposed theoretical nursing shortage evaporates immediately.
There never has been and never will be a RN shortage. There is a shortage of people who will work in hazardous conditions for low pay.
Look at Bakersfield of Fresno or anywhere in the Central Valley. Lots of job openings. Its not OC but its a job.
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