Quote from cinja
I hope managment enjoys the current upper hand. Its going to be a deluge of staff leaving the hospitals once the economy perks up a bit.
Yes, that may be the case but... the economic malade is very dire. I traded stocks for many years, and the current banking crisis has been predicted for years with more bad news yet to surface. Unless legislature mandate nursing ratio policies or instill some form or deviation of universal health care, nurses who left the field are coming back to fill in the "nursing shortage" phenomenon.
While I was in school, one of my papers was on the nursing shortage. My research suggested there are about 500,000 non-working RNs out there... It appears some of that 1/2 million RNs are returning to work... No more shortage.