Across the country, nurses who have refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine are facing firings this week, which means hospitals and nursing homes are preparing for the possibility that staffing shortages will get worse.
Aside from those nurses who are refusing to get the jab, hospital and health care systems have also lost staff nurses because of burnout, retirement or nurses taking more lucrative jobs as travel nurses, the Associated Press reported earlier this month.
According to AP, traveling nurses are making between $3,000 and $5,000 a week during the pandemic, up from between $1,000 and $2,000 before the pandemic.
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Nurses who want more stability than traveling nurses, but more pay than a typical nurse, should consider moving to California, according to a new report.
On Tuesday, SmartAsset released a report that found which metro areas in the U.S. have the highest pay for staff nurses.