A recent USA Today article from Kaiser Health News discussed that alongside economic recovery and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for Travel Nurses reaches a 20-year high in 2015.
That’s according to a representative from Avondale Partners, who estimated in the article that “the demand for nurses and other healthcare personnel is at its highest level since the mid-1990s.”
And demand is not expected to stay there, but rather to increase by 10% throughout the year, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.
Industry expert and the director of University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Linda Aiken, told USA Today that, “Hiring temporary nurses can alleviate shortages that could produce higher patient mortality.” Aiken is known for her research into nurse burnout and optimum hospital nurse staffing.
Two of Medical Solutions’ top-quality, highly screened Travel Nurses were also featured in the USA Today article.
One-time Medical Solutions Traveler of the Month Amy Reynolds shared her story of traveling with her retired husband to assignments in California, Washington, Texas, and Idaho.
“It’s been wonderful,” she told USA Today. “It’s given us a chance to try out other parts of the country.”
Another excellent Medical Solutions Traveler, Cherisse Dillard, was also interviewed for the feature. She’s been an L&D Travel Nurse for almost 10 years and has worked in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Pensacola, and the Bay area.
As the demand for Travel Nurses reaches a 20-year high, is your facility taking advantage of the Travel Nursing industry to help meet your patient care needs?
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