Travel Nurse Agencies Are Taking Advantage of the Nursing Shortage (and their Nurses!)

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As the Nursing Shortage in the US Gets Worse, Nursing Agencies are Increasing Their Bill Rates, (and Their Profits), While Paying Nurses Less Than Half Their Bill Rates.

As the nursing shortage in the US gets worse, nursing agencies are increasing their bill rates, (and their profits), while paying nurses less than half their bill rates.

According to NursesPro, a travel nursing agency based in Houston, TX, this unfair industry practice needs to change. Typically, travel nurses are paid only 50% of the amount for which their agency contracts them out. According to industry figures, the average contract bill rate is between $60- $80/hour to the Healthcare Delivery Organization, depending on the region of the country. This translates to an average pay for the nurse professional of only $26/hr, according to national statistics.

NursesPro quickly realized that one of their biggest gripes that Travel Nurses have is that they feel ripped off by the conventional agencies. So they introduced 2 programs, which can result in 30-40% more money for their nurses, for doing the same job. With the 80/20 program, they pay 80% of the contract bill rate for assignments which they find for them. In the 90/10 program, they pay 90% of the contract bill rate, if the nurse is able to find his/her own assignments.

Needless to say, NursesPro is finding a lot of interest in its programs, which can result in an RN making $127,546 per annum – in the first month since the programs were launched the company received over 100 requests for information from nurses from all over the country.

Kashif Aftab, President with NursePro said, “We are thoroughly excited at being able to finally offer something back to our nurses, who work so hard at one of the most demanding and essential jobs in the world.”

About NursesPro:

NursesPro, based in Houston, Texas, is an offshoot of SAGA CONSULTING SERVICES, a company originally focused on placing IT Professionals on contract basis with Fortune 500 companies.

SAGA CONSULTING SERVICES has been in business for over 8 years and has a total of 120 employees with an annual revenue crossing $6 Million Dollars.

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