To all agency/registry/prn, and traveling nurses in the U.S. are you ready for a pay cut and the return to being regular staff?
I hope that you are. The recruitment legislation the is being pushed by the ANA is going to force this. Your services will not be needed in the near future. New nurses will be coming in mass to work full time in those positions. Your services will not be needed to supplement staffing shortages because new nurses will fill those spots. The other legislation to increase the limits on foreign nurses will also eliminate those positions as well.
Sorry guys but there are no guarantees that anything will be much different from the way they were before. That legislation has not passed yet. The problems have not been fixed yet. Some improvements have just started to emerge because of the nursing shortage and the power and leverage it brought, but as you can see the nursing shortage is going to soon be a thing of the past.
That is O.K. if you decide not to return to regular staff under what ever conditions exist, because another replacement nurse here or there does not make that much difference. In short, if you do not want to come back, then you will just be replaced.
Dec 28, '01
Last edit by Agnus on Dec 28, '01