Quote from madamewalker
Beyond drawing new students to Nursing programs
, is there another solution right now? How serious is the situation with traveling nurses? After all, they are nurses like any other, and one would think, or at least want to believe that they are interested in their patients health like any other nurse.
We are just interested in the patient.
There are good PerDiem/Agency/Traveler nurses and there are bad ones. Just as there are good Hospital nurses and bad ones.
Did the NY Post speak to any travelers, to provide a balanced view? Did the NY Post talk to the same number of nurses as victims? Did they discuss abusive MD behavior and refusal to come in to "merely" put in a foley....a nurse's job. Did they cover mandatory overtime, physical attacks on nursing staff, and lack of proper equipment, orientation, and chronic understaffing that occurs in many New York Hospitals (though thankful not at the one I currently am working in).
These would have provided a "fair and balanced" article. However, that is clearly not the purpose of the NY Post. The purpose is to slam and divide nurses.
And sadly, it seems to be working.