California Nursing Shortage Critical.... - page 2

I am sure everyone knows this already, but this article was interesting. My friend in California tells me there aren't enough nurses even to fill the "cushy" insurance jobs. Here's the link...... Read More

  1. by   VickyRN
    My question--what is it going to take for these hard-headed and cold-hearted business people who have taken over health care to wake up????? They are incredibly arrogant and blind. They must think they have some magic "ace" up their sleeves? All we nurses want is control over our profession, a safe and manageable work environment, and decent wages and benefits. In the meanwhile, we continue to "vote with our feet," leaving the bedside in droves, and the crisis just grows worse by the minute....
  2. by   JNJ
    Seems to me to be an opening for Independent RNs. Check out What are we waiting for? The climate is so right to be negotiating our own terms and conditions. I'm not against unions and agencies; these serve the needs of many RNs. But so very many of us have the skills the health care conglomerates need and the skills to act as our own mini-agencies or small group practices. It can be a win-win situation if handled right.
  3. by   Dublin37
    So what are the salaries in California, now in 2003? Heather
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Apr 19, '03
  5. by   renerian
    All very good links..........

  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thanks. Wish the Long Beach salaries were on the web. I remember a newspaper article with even higher pay than UCLA but cannot find a link.
  7. by   jadednurse
    Those salaries seem pretty attractive to me, but of course, I'm from Chicago. Factoring in the higher cost of living, I wonder how that would compare to average salaries here in the Windy City?