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Anniekins

119 Posts

The pay for nurses is down 4.3 % ???!!!!!!!!! :eek:

That is very suprising, and disappointing :( Doesn't make any sense to me!!!!

~Anniekins :confused:

hbscott

416 Posts

Originally posted by Anniekins

The pay for nurses is down 4.3 % ???!!!!!!!!! :eek:

That is very suprising, and disappointing :( Doesn't make any sense to me!!!! ~Anniekins :confused:

Anybody want to venture a guess on why that is? If you need an economics refresher see link below but usually a "common sense" reply will suffice...

http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/econ101-dl/lecture-supply&demand-2.html

-HBS

fab4fan

1,173 Posts

Sad, but not surprising.

hbscott

416 Posts

If there is a shortage in the nursing labor market then please explain the drop in annual salary? Has the demand for nursing care gone down or has the supply of nurses gone up?

Anybody have an opinion?

-HBS

Tweety, BSN, RN

33,512 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

Actually, I am surprised a bit. Very disappointed, hope that's not a trend. Also disappointed for the elementary school teachers.

hbscott

416 Posts

Sounds like there is a very interesting governing dynamic at play here (looking at the salary numbers posted above). Perhaps this could be expanded on? Nash equilibrium and/or evolutionary and cognitive game theory anyone?

The question is why the drop in nursing salary?

-HBS

Anniekins

119 Posts

HBS-

The supply is DOWN, the demand is UP, so I would expect there to be an increase in pay, not decrease.....according to what I know about economics. :rolleyes:

Anniekins

119 Posts

HBL- Lets be nice here :kiss

hbscott

416 Posts

Anniekins Says:

"The supply is DOWN, the demand is UP, so I would expect there to be an increase in pay, not decrease.....according to what I know about economics."

If we accept the premise as stated above (again the question and point of this thread) why the percentage drop in nursing salaries?

-HBS

hbscott

416 Posts

"HBS- Lets be nice here "

:blushkiss

-HBS

oramar

1 Article; 5,758 Posts

Seems like most people I know did a lot less overtime recently.

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