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How are hospitals incentivizing staff nurses to stay vs. becoming a travel nurse?

January 23rd, 2022

They aren’t. Hence why I’m here on this app :)

January 22nd, 2022

They aren't. That's the whole problem.

January 24th, 2022

They absolutely aren’t. I feel like a jackass making $41 an hour while the the travel nurses I work with are making five and six times that much. Who do they think is training these travelers?? Nurses are quitting and getting rehired on the same floor as a travel nurse and then easier assignments. This is the breakdown of the American healthcare system.

January 23rd, 2022

I think it depends on your organization. I will admit that since I started working for John Hopkins Medicine, they have been strongly showing attempts to appreciate their staff. They have done raises, gifts, spotlights/recognition, and have multiple support options such as meditation meetups and town halls. They also bring all staff to the table instead of select groups. Money definitely does not seem to be the primary driver in the decision process which is amazing. Comparing to a prior organization this is a monumental improvement in helping staff feel valuable and important for our mission. The staff are overwhelmingly happy and feel satisfied. I have worked agency and have also been permanent staff in prior positions throughout the region for other organizations.

March 16th, 2022

The only way to increase retaining nurses is to pay them what they are worth, which is usually 3 times the money they are getting paid, and keep patient to nurse ratios 5:1 on regular floors, and 1:1 patient to nurse ratios on Specialty floors, ie... ICU,CCU, etc... without making excuses, no exceptions. Period. That is the only way you will retain nurses, And the only thing that Administrators won't do. That's why Healthcare facilities are always in the same situation, a revolving door of non-experienced employees!

January 24th, 2022

They aren’t. You have to make the change and find an employer that honors your values and meets the criteria of what you think is a fulfilling job for you.

March 13th, 2022

To Vanessa- stravekers don’t need training

March 12th, 2022

Good for you and your organization