The nurse shortage is affecting everyone, and industry experts say that it will only get worse–Unless you are a nurse.
An article from MiamiHerald.com titled: “Where are the nurses?” describes how hospitals in southern Florida are offering BIG incentives in order to recruit and retain nurses during this shortage:
Baptist Health South Florida has been aggressively recruiting nurses from the Philippines, sponsors 10 students by partnering with the International University of Nursing in St. Kitts, and has paid out $11 million in nursing scholarships since 2002. They also offer housing at below market prices to lure out-of-state nurses to come work at their facilities.
Tenet’sWest Boca Medical Center offers sign-on bonuses which start at $2,000 and retention bonuses from $3,000 to $10,000 as well as bonus incentive programs.
Click here to read more about what southern Florida hospitals are offering their nurses.
Q: Does your nurse staffing agency offer any incentives for the nurse to stay with you rather than to work at the facility directly?