The demand for agency nurses has dropped by a third recently, nurse staffing agencies report.

The decline is generally attributed to a combination of the stabilization in the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations and the phasing out of federal aid for hospitals and government reimbursement for care for uninsured COVID patients.

Learn more about how the demand for agency nurses waxed and then waned and how much they were costing hospitals at their peak in the Kaiser Health News article “Travel Nurses See Swift Change of Fortunes as Covid Money Runs Dry.”