STAT+: As health care faces nursing shortages, burned-out nurses are flocking to remote jobs

While hospitals are struggling to hire nurses, telehealth has become a hot — and highly competitive — job market for nurses.

Burned out and fed up with their work conditions, nurses are stepping away from the bedside in droves, leaving empty positions and for-hire signs lingering in hospitals and clinics around the country.

Some of those nurses are now hunting for remote roles, which have grown more popular as telehealth has taken off. It’s a hot job market: Care Medical, the practice powering Amazon’s virtual-first medical platform Amazon Care, has offered $15,000 sign-on bonuses for “mobile telehealth registered nurses.”

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