"Nurses have priced themselves out of the office."

  1. Hey all...that's a quote from a story in my local paper from today. It was about MAs and how Dr.'s offices love them and need them and couldn't function without them. All of the MDs interviewed for the story said that they have either one RN or none because we "won't work for $36k / year". I mean, I'm all for MAs, I just don't get why they made nursing look (slightly) negative in the story. It wasn't awful or anything; they did say a few good things, like how the nursing shortage moved RNs into more acute settings, and that MAs allow nurses to focus on the higher-level stuff without worrying about the billing and such. Thoughts?
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  3. by   UM Review RN
    Do you have a link to the story? I'd love to read it and judge for myself.
  4. by   miko014
    Like I said, it's not terrible...just interesting. Here's a link to the story:

  5. by   MajorAl
    Well the article is right. I would like to work a job that gives me every weekend off and no evenings/nights/holidays. But I'm not going to cut my pay by close to 50% to do it.