Not much out here in Buckeye land

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by KRSLPN KRSLPN, LPN Member Nurse

Has 20 years experience.

In 2005 I was employed as an agency nurse, and for the most part, enjoyed the challenge and diversity of the assignments.

I have noticed in the last couple of years that here in NE Ohio where I live and work there is not that much at all for agency nursing.

Have employers taken a new route to adequately staff their facilities or is there just not as big a call for agency nursing.

Does anyone have an insight on this subject?

NedRN

NedRN

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You may have read about a small recession starting around 2008? Hospitals stopped hiring for several related reasons including a drop in census from fewer employed insured (and those afraid of losing their jobs for hospitalizations). Hopefully the ACA and increase in the insured population will help turn that around.