Making Temporary Permanent – Nurses Changing Perceptions
In a study released last month by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, temporary or supplementary nurses could be ‘life savers’ for hospitals experiencing a shortage of nurses. After examining data from more than 1.3 million patients and 40,000 nurses in more than 600 hospitals, researchers from the university concluded that hiring temporary nurses immediately increases the nurse to patient ratio which correlates directly to decreased patient mortality rates.
The blog "Making Temporary Permanent – Nurses Changing Perceptions" by Randstad Healthcare President Cynthia Kinnas takes an indepth look at the study and the benefits of temporary or travel nurses. The blog can be found on the Staffing Industry Analysts' The Staffing Stream blog.