Our Western New York offices recently expanded, and WHEC News 10 in Rochester aired the following story:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A severe nursing shortage is crippling our hospitals and nursing homes. There aren’t enough people joining the profession but nurses are leaving in droves too, instead choosing to work on contract or per-diem when and where they want.
Gwen Session has been a nurse for 20 years and over the course of that time, she’s seen it all, “I actually like being a nurse but now with all the challenges and COVID it’s made it very difficult,” she told News10NBC.
Session has worked mostly in nursing homes, “it’s very demanding, it’s very draining, it’s emotional so you cannot just be in this for money,” she said.
After years of working for facilities, Session now works exclusively for a nurse staffing agency.