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How can hospital systems in poor states afford to attract travel nurses if there's a Coronavirus outbreak in very large numbers?

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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The Northeast and West Coast are wealthy, populous regions of the country.  Their hospital systems can afford to pay nurses a lot to travel there to help out. What would states like Oklahoma and Arkansas do if there's a severe nursing shortage there? How can they hope to pay nurses $5k a week like New York systems can?

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They can't.  Small hospitals are more vulnerable.  But large over leveraged profit - I mean health centers are also needing federal dollars to manage this.  

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The pay scale for nurses spans a wide range, and there have been numerous polls here at AllNurses in the past with the data. 

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