I’m an agency nurse, and while some places did offer pay boosts during covid (while others had no pay incentives and you were lucky if they had any PPE), I have noticed in the last month, the hourly rate both through agency and on job offers through the big job websites are averaging around what I used to make 6-7 years ago. I am in an area that supposedly has a growing population of seniors which should also mean more chronic conditions and healthcare demands, and we have a nursing shortage supposedly as well, so how on earth is pay going down and not up? Where are they finding nurses to work for these pathetic wages? Especially after the year we’ve been through! Are you seeing the same thing in your area?