Since at least 2003, Minnesota has experienced a shortage of nurses and a high demand to fill nursing jobs. Inadequate RN staffing has particularly been a challenge across the state. Like most other states, the factors contributing to this shortage are an aging RN workforce, a lack of nursing educators for qualified nursing applicants, and more patients in hospitals. However, recent federal funding to boost health care training and Minnesota colleges. expansion of nursing programs are helping address the demand to fill nursing jobs.
A travel nurse is an individual who works on contract through a travel nurse agency. Travel nurse agencies offer boundless job opportunities for nurses who are willing to take assignments around the country as well as around the world. Travel nurses choose their assignments, and they receive excellent salaries and benefits for their work. Travel nurses are in great demand, and work in a variety of specialty areas.