[FONT="Century Gothic"][FONT="Book Antiqua"]In my travel nursing journey I'm beginning to read things about HCAs. One of the companies that I am actually speaking with told me today that they are owned by the HCA systems. I've gathered this means that I will be working in an HCA hospital.
What does this mean?? I looked HCA up online and found out that it's the Hospital Corporations of America. I've found some old threads on this site, basically stating that HCAs are a nightmare, meaning you will be extremely short staffed. However, I have read that the pay is higher at these places. Is this true??!!
My background of floor nursing comes from a VERY busy neurosurgery step down and neurology unit in a large university teaching hospital. I worked there for 2.5 years as a new grad and I know that I can keep up with a very fast pace. I guess I'm just a little skeptical of everything, being new to traveling..... Anyone out there who can shed some more light on what an HCA is and what it's like to work in one?? Any good stories??