Travel Nurses Cause Nursing Shortage?
Hospitals in Baton Rouge are combating the ongoing and worsening nursing shortage by implementing “shift bidding.” So far, the practice has helped fill holes in some formerly open shifts providing much needed coverage.
An interesting aspect of this article is that one individual mentions travel nursing as a cause of the nursing shortage. I found the rationale a bit confusing since it wasn’t clear whether nurses were leaving the hospital to become travel nurses and leaving holes in the schedule or some other reason. Seems to me that travel nurses help solve the nursing shortage, not cause it.