Let's take a quick survey of your hospital: is there a shortage of ER nurses?
There's a different between a shortage and the desire to hire cheaper nurses.
What state are you in and are you hiring ER nurses? Are you always hiring? Is it because of quick turnover of nurses?
Do you find that the upcoming demographic change (more aging nurses set to retire) is starting to open up more positions?
Or is it hard to find a job in the ER these days?