It seems like everyone has something to say about the increasing nurse shortage, but there aren’t many who have come up with a solution to the ever-present problem. According to a press release issued on March 11, the Department of Veteran Affairs has a plan–Travel Nurse Corps.
Headquartered at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, “participating nurses may be temporarily assigned to distant medical centers and clinics to help nursing staffs that have vacancies, to reduce wait times or the reliance upon contractors, or to maintain high-skill services and procedures.”
Q: What do you think about this new venture? Should Travel Nurse Corps be viewed as competition to private travel nurse staffing agencies?