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From working alongside and holding a position as an agency nurse, I have concluded that the title 'agency nurse' possesses stigma. In my first year post-qualifying, my initial observations began. Working on a 78-bed ward where staffing was a continuous source of stress meant agencies were heavily relied on. As my experience grew, expectations increased, and I started co-ordinating. This meant I was responsible for other nurses in ensuring they were competent to care for their patients. The temporary staff were from varying backgrounds, some with little-to-no experience in the specialty.