Quote from Ambitiouz
Am I missing something?
It is all about supply and demand. The hospitals in the OKC metro area can pay whatever they want because there are many nurses in the city. There are many nurses in and around OKC because there are numerous nursing programs that pump new grads into the employment pipeline every few months.
There are nursing programs at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State, Oklahoma City University, Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Christian University, University of Central Oklahoma, Redlands Community College, and Platt College. Sorry, but nursing wages are going to be depressed when you have all of these schools churning out new RNs into a limited job market in a mid-sized city.
In my opinion, the excessive number of nursing schools is a major culprit in the depressed wages. These schools are adding supply without an equal demand.