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The Benefits of Working with a Nursing Agency

It’s hard for a nurse to just waltz into a medical facility and ask for a job even if he or she needs it badly. This is why sometimes a nursing agency is the best path for new nurses, at least for the present time. True, nursing agencies don’t necessarily offer the benefits of a full-time job, with hiring done by hospital management. However, they do offer regular employment. Likewise, hospitals, clinics and private facilities can also benefit from a nursing agency because they are able to provide qualified workers at a moment’s notice. Here are five advantages that might come from working with an agency for staffing needs.

Advantages of Working with a Nursing Agency

Financial Advantages

While agencies usually take money from the medical facility, these are still significant savings because they use registry staff. There are many other expenses, some extremely costly that a hospital can avoid by hiring an agency that pays benefits out of its own pockets. For example, workers compensation, wage tax, and other expensive extras cost hospitals a lot of money.

Special Talents

When nurses apply for jobs directly, they can only use the skill sets they have, and might need further training, an expense for management. However, an agency can provide hard-to-find skills because of its wide list of applicants and qualified nurses to choose from. There is often a lack of specialized talent in nursing and it has reached a federal level at this point that means trained nurses are in demand and rest assured, if there are special skills nurses out there, they are signed up at an agency looking for the right fit.

Greater Recruiting Access

Most of the top medical agencies work nationwide, giving them wider access to specialized talent, and localized talent. Since these workers are not contracted, management can use them temporarily, even while continuing to recruit new nurses on their own. You have full access to full-time, part-time, or temporary nurses, without the need for an individual worker contract. You may be surprised to know head hunting services might actually be less expensive than placing ads on medical sites or in publications.

Seasonal Opportunities

It’s not practical to hire full-time employees if you only need them for six months out of the year. This is one of the primary advantages of nursing agencies. You can pay for the work you need and then dismiss the workers without incident, since they are used to working temporary jobs. This is ideal for hospitals to have immediate needs because of seasonal trends, or daily shortages. You can replace nurses who are sick, on vacation, or who leave their positions on very short notice. This is especially useful in states where mandatory patient-to-nurse ratios are required.

Better Patient Care

Shortages of qualified nurses are bringing down the overall quality of care in the profession. Costs are rising while the industry continues to move at a shaky pace. However, using a nursing agency can help improve patient quality care, since practically all agency nurses are certified, come from a qualified educational background and have had all educational achievements verified.

The truth is few hospitals can get by using only nurses brought on from direct hiring. All hospitals at some time or another will need staffing agencies, even if it’s just a temporary assignment. As you’ve learned, there are at least five ways to profit, save and optimize your business by hiring agency-represented nurses.

Nursing Scholarships

American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) American Cancer Society Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship
The Gates Millenium Scholars (GMS) National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Nurse Corps Scholarship (NCS) Nurses of Tomorrow
Nursing Economics Foundation Tylenol Future Care Scholarship American Holistic Nurses Association

Colorado Technical University Online

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

South University

Several nursing programs are available at the bachelor's, post-graduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Nursing (BS)

Liberty University

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University - College of Nursing & Health Care Professions. Online & Campus - Bachelor's and Master's Degrees!

Programs:

  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
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Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...

Southern New Hampshire University

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

Programs:

  • MS Nursing
  • MS Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality
  • MS Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • And more...

Keiser University Graduate School

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing

South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Nursing (BS)

Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

Fortis Institute

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant

Centura College

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting-Clinical Concentration

Medical Careers Institute

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
  • Nursing (RN) - Associate's
  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
  • And more...

Ashford University

Technology changes everything®

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

Programs:

  • BS/Nursing (RN to BSN)

Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science

California University of Pennsylvania

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs:

  • RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • Dual Degree: MSN-MBA (MSN-MBA) - Online
  • MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online

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