Nursing shoes are often a trend in recent years, and some nurses are getting paid more than their peers for the work they do.
The trend started when companies started paying nurses less for the same work, but some nurses have also complained that their compensation is less.
We spoke to nurses at several different companies about why they feel the pay is less than other workers, and how they are being paid for the quality of their work.
Nursing shoe companies say the reason they pay nurses more than other employees is because the workers at their facilities are trained to be nurses, not doctors.
“We have a very high turnover rate, so when we hire new nurses, we hire them as we train them, not as we pay them,” says Kristina Wohlgemuth, who manages the business for the nursing shoe company CNC.
The company’s nurses are usually part of its new nurses program, which is designed to provide new nurses with a solid foundation of nursing skills, and then to keep them employed.
But in some cases, new nurses aren’t even being trained to become nurses.
“Nursings are very specific, and they’re not taught how to use the computer, they’re trained in the nurses office, so they’re taught how the nurse is going to be interacting with the patient,” says Wohlgems manager, Mary Mazzucchelli.
That’s the part that’s most difficult for the new nurses.
So they get the same training as other employees, but that training is not being done to get better nurses.
“When we have new nurses on the job, they are not given the tools to help them understand the system,” Wohlges manager adds.
“They’re not given that level of training.”
For example, nurses at the nursing home for the University of Washington in Seattle have been training in nurse preparation courses for years, but they haven’t had a training program that teaches them to interact with patients and understand the nuances of nursing.
Instead, they have been trained in “how to read, write, and perform a medical history.”
But even though the new nurse has been training for years to become a nurse, she’s still not being paid more for her work than other nurses.
When asked about the issue, Wohlgers manager said she did not want to talk about specific examples of what is happening at her company, but she did say she was glad to be paid more.
“I think it’s fair.
I think it is a sign that people want to see better nurses, that we are paying them more, that they understand what it takes to be a nurse,” she said.”
I don’t see any other reason,” says nurse Jessica Pfeifer, who was on a one-day contract and was working as a part-time nurse for a private hospital.
Pfeif is now in her third year at the private hospital and is happy that she was given a higher pay.
She says she would have made more if she had been paid more, but the money was good.
“That is a bonus,” she says.
“And I think that’s something that nurses need.”
Pfeifer says that nurses are trained in a number of areas, including nursing theory and nursing technique, and that the nursing program at the hospital helped her learn about nursing and nursing in general.
But when asked how she felt about the way her pay was being set, she says she’s not happy.
“It doesn’t make any sense to me,” she explains.
“When we do this, we pay our nurses what they’re worth.”
She says she feels that she has to do the best work that she can because her company is losing money, and she is also losing her job.
“This is my life, my income, my health,” she told us.
“The money’s going down and it’s killing me.”
A few nurses have complained that the company is paying less for their work, and the company says that’s not the case.
“In the majority of our contracts, nurses are paid on a daily basis, and there are no long-term contracts,” says a company spokesperson.
“But in certain instances, there may be a contract that provides for short-term, low-rate contracts, for example, for a nurse to perform part-day nursing at a certain location for an extended period of time.
In these instances, we offer nurses the opportunity to work at our facilities for a limited period of times, while the company evaluates their performance.”
The spokesperson adds that the number of nurses who are being made less than their counterparts has been decreasing over the past few years.
“At the beginning of 2015, the number had been decreasing, and we now see it is on the rise,” says the spokesperson.
And the spokesperson says the company’s nurse compensation system is designed in such a way that nurses will always be rewarded for their good work.