I'm sick to my eyeballs of incompetent agency nurses. - page 10

:angryfire I am sick and tired of having to work with incompetent agency nurses. Ones that have no clue what to do but take the shift anyway because it's money. I'm sick of having to teach... Read More

  1. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from time4meRN
    ..... but, then I don't like going to different facilites and trying to learn new ways every 6 weeks or so. So I can go and make more money traveling or I can have the benifit of staying where I know the system. It's up to me. But if I choose the later, I can't blame those that are willing to take the risk. It's their liscense.
    Thanks for that.

    Yes, I usually make more money as a traveler. Occasionally, I make less than regular staff. Either way I earn every penny.

    Whenever a regular staff person has a negative attitude towards travelers and says something to me like "You travelers make a lot more money."

    I respond by saying the following:

    "And you can do it, too. All you have to do is leave your home and family behind, drive across country by yourself, move into an apartment, sight unseen, and work in an entirely new facility and location every 13 weeks. Then when you're done, pack up, drive to another strange location and do it all again."

    This shuts them up every time.
  2. by   joprasklpn
    i worked LTC for an agency, but for a short time because staff nurses tended to not want to help me in anyway. I just think the bottom line is patient care and safety and if anyone agency or staff has a need for some help then they should get help without the attitudes. I still work for an agency, but in pediatric trach and vent homecare. I am grateful that the nurses who oriented me to my clients are helpful and I really think it is because we all care about our clients. I know there will always be bad nurses, but not all agency nurses are bad. I do agree that agency nurses should have more orientation and a higher skill level before working in a LTC facility or hosp., but that depends on the facility to require it and the agency to provide it. Anyhow I am new to all nurses and this is my first reply. I have been a nurse for over 18 years first as a NA in LTC then LPN in LTC, then agency LPN in LTC and currently LPN in peds home care and I am still learning new things all the time and I really like my work.