Stories From Other Travel Nurses

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For those contemplating the travel nurse field: The best way to learn about the travel nursing field is from those who are actually in the travel nursing trenches.  This form was created to give travel nurses a venue to post their experiences.

For experienced travelers: Do you have a travel nursing experience?   Share it by answering the travel nurse questionnaire!

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Name: Tasha
ResidentState: North Carolina
Specialty: Cardiac Stepdown/Telemetry
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 3
RecuirterImportance: 2
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 1-2 years
NOWTravelCompany: Nurse Choice
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany:
NonFriendlyHospital: Kent General in Dover,Delaware
Favoritecity: Phoenix, Arizona
LeastFavoriteCity:
Date: 31 Mar 2007
Time: 03:24:20

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I took an assignment back in my home state of Delaware so that the transition would be a little more smooth, being that I was in a familiar place trying something new. The Hospital, Beebe Medical Center, was very Traveler friendly and the orientation was excellent so my first experience wasn't too hectic. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, probably helped that the hospital is near the beach. Many of the other nurses on my floor were travelers also and a handful were repeat travelers to that facility. I chose to begin my travel experience with American Mobile Healthcare, which is a pretty good company but I never really felt a connection with my Recruiter and I probably talked to her assistant more than I spoke with her.

TellAFirstTimer

Do your research before signing with any company or facility and make sure to find a recruiter that you mesh with and is out for your best interest.

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Name: Tricia
ResidentState: NY
Specialty: CVICU
MoneyImportance: 3
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: Cross Country Travel
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: No
NonFriendlyHospital:
Favoritecity: Baltimore, MD
LeastFavoriteCity: None
Date: 06 Apr 2007
Time: 22:43:06

FirstTravelNurseExperience

My first travel assignment was in NY at NYP-Columbia. Absolutely great hospital. Was very hard leaving. Very traveler friendly. Worked in the PACU. Loved it!!!!!  Great staff.

TellAFirstTimer

Do your research on your company, on the hospital that you want to work at and read contracts. If it is not what was agreed on, DO NOT SIGN. But enjoy the world of travel nursing.

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Name:
ResidentState:
Specialty:
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 3
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: Two Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 6-10 years
NOWTravelCompany: millenia medical staffing
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: RNnetwork
NonFriendlyHospital: Fort Washington Medical Center
Favoritecity: salem va.
LeastFavoriteCity: MD>.
Date: 07 Apr 2007
Time: 06:14:53

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Terrible did not receive enough support from company

TellAFirstTimer

Try to always speak with a nurse who has an assignment at the facility maybe more than one.

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Name: Eva
ResidentState: Tennessee
Specialty: ER
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 3
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: Intellistaff
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: American Mobile
NonFriendlyHospital: Mercy General....Sacramento, California
Favoritecity: Loved Hartford, Connecticut
LeastFavoriteCity: Loved Sacramento, hated the hospital
Date: 27 Apr 2007
Time: 17:30:29

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I had an awesome first travel experience in New Britian, Connecticut. I had to move after 2 weeks to a better location, but that was OK. New Britian General Hospital (now The Hospital of Central Connecticut) was extremely traveler friendly. The staff and Doctors were wonderful, friendly and warm. My second assignment was to Mercy General in Sacramento and it is NOT traveler friendly. 4 of the 6 doctors I worked with were very nasty to all nurses.

TellAFirstTimer

Gather a notebook together with sections. Keep all your license', shot record, TB etc...education, resume.....you will need it alot! It makes it very handy to be organized.

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Name: Devora
ResidentState: VIRGINIA
Specialty: OR
MoneyImportance: 3
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 3
RecuirterImportance: 3
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: CONTEMPORARY NURSING SOLUTIONS
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: CONTEMPORARY NURSING SOLUTIONS
NonFriendlyHospital: NO
Favoritecity: NA
LeastFavoriteCity: NA
Date: 29 Apr 2007
Time: 17:56:51

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I am working on my first travel assignment and have been at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring Md since Sept. 2006. This is a great place to work and a great place for a first time traveler to start. The doctors and staff have been great. It will be hard to leave.

TellAFirstTimer

Ask questions and if the answers are not what you want find a new company.

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Name: Sigurid
ResidentState: NE
Specialty: Step Down, Telemetry, Med/Surg
MoneyImportance: 4
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: Trustaff
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: No
NonFriendlyHospital: Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, AZ
Favoritecity: Too new at traveling to say
LeastFavoriteCity: Too new at traveling to say
Date: 01 May 2007
Time: 16:09:53

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Nursing Nightmare. Valley View Medical Center just received JHACHO Certification but I am not sure how they got it. Medical Surgical Telemetry Unit is a disaster, unorganized, understaffed, 1:8 or sometimes more N/P ration 1 CNS often have inappropriate patients on the unit who should be ICU(only 6 beds here) or on a Step-down(PCU) unit. Nursing staff very unfriendly, not helpful, travel nurses are treated with no respect by staff. Changed time on Kronas and did not pay overtime I worked. Trustaff did not back me up on this even though I had signed time sheets for all the overtime. Was terminated for speaking to HR about my frustations. Trustaff took my last check to cover the two weeks of housing contract and left me with no money. They did find me a new job within a week which did not require me to move.

TellAFirstTimer

1. Get it in writing and do not believe your agency will back you up when it comes to an issue that might mean the hospital will terminate their contract with agency...not just you. 0 So make sure you have everything done and are ready to go with several companies before you take your first assignment, meaning physical, immunizations, respirator fit testing, and all the application and skill testing done so you can be ready to go with any of your chosen companies at a moments notice. 2. Research the web sites by travel nurses for travel nurses, such as this one, ultimatenurse.com nurseforum.com etc. It pays to heed the advice of seasoned travelers who can tell you what companies are good, what hospitals to stay away from. 3. Have realistic expectations. Know that if the pay and bonuses are high there are more than likely issues for travelers and staff alike and that staff may have attitude toward travel nurses in general so stick with your fellow travel nurses, bond, share, complain to one another, but do not voice your opinion in front of staff as they will tattle on you to management and among themselves which can make your life a living hell there. 4. Make sure that you have in writing that the facility must call you to discuss schedule changes and that you have the right to refuse changes. A traveler must be flexible, but one does not have to be inconvenienced by changes made by management without permission. Such changes mean you have no life, you cannot make plans to explore, and you might end up with a long stretch of shifts without a day off. Get in writing how many shifts you will work in a row (two on, two off, etc.) For example I do not like working 4 nights in row with a 48 hours guaranteed contract. It is too fast paced and my body does not do well with 4 twelves in a row. Know your limits and stick to them. 5. Make sure you know just what your companies policy is on contracts cancelled early or without just cause...Save at least $1000 dollars just in case for relocation expenses to cover any expenses not covered by your company...in my case, I still had six shifts to work or two weeks before my contract was up...so the company used my paycheck to pay the last two weeks of my housing and the cat deposit which was supposed to be taken out over the 8 weeks of the contract but had not been so I lost the entire paycheck which I had already written checks for bills and mailed...overdrafts cost me more money. 5. Find out what the state you are working in allows for per diem on the tax advantage system and make you company do it right. 6. Utililize the Tax Advantage System if you reside in another state as your primary resident. Learn about it. Ask a seasoned traveler how it works if your recruiter does not explain it well...and sometimes they encourage it when it saves them money but is not to your advantage..so always check out what is best for your situation...not theirs. 7. digital camera, lap top computer, make sure local phone is in your contract unless you have cell plan that does does not have roaming charges. Always ask about what is included in furnished apt. i.e. dishes plates, etc. In my case I elected to take my pots and pans, dishes, and silverware, coffee pot, and cooking utensils, a cookie sheet etc. as it saved me $160 a month on my housing. What size bed and if linens are included. It all depends on if you drive to your assignment or fly. If flying make sure your travel company has a rental care waiting for you when you arrive and understand what it will cost you to drive it. 8. My two requests. A washer/dryer in the apt unit and high speed internet. I am willing to pay a little more to not have to go to a laundry mat or a community apt. laundry facility. Basic cable should be included, utilites, and local phone when possible. In some remote areas you may have to use Wi-Fi for internet. So check out what is availble amd in some areas cell phones drop call no cell towers. 9. Remember the agency you work for is out to make money too, so if it is not in writing they may renig on admitting they ever said it or promised it to you.

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Name: Jennifer
ResidentState: MD
Specialty: NICU
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 1
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 1-2 years
NOWTravelCompany: On assignment
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: American Mobile
NonFriendlyHospital: Long Beach Memorial
Favoritecity: Santa Barbara,Ca
LeastFavoriteCity: Palm Springs,Ca
Date: 02 May 2007
Time: 14:13:05

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Horrendous! Housing was far from facility and traffic was even worse! Iwas tired by the time I got to work.That assignment lasted 2 weeks! Thats all I could take! That was my very first travel assignment almost 10 years ago.Since then I've learned the ropes-still learning!

TellAFirstTimer

GET IT IN WRITING!! Be sure to get an interview with the facility so you can have all your questions answered.  Don't take the assignment if you have doubts!

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Name: Jennifer
ResidentState: MD
Specialty: NICU
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 1
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 1-2 years
NOWTravelCompany: On assignment
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: American Mobile
NonFriendlyHospital: Long Beach Memorial
Favoritecity: Santa Barbara,Ca
LeastFavoriteCity: Palm Springs,Ca
Date: 02 May 2007
Time: 14:15:02

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Horrendous! Housing was far from facility and traffic was even worse! I was tired by the time I got to work.  That assignment lasted 2 weeks! That's all I could take! That was my very first travel assignment almost 10 years ago. Since then I've learned the ropes-still learning!

TellAFirstTimer

GET IT IN WRITING!! Be sure to get an interview with the facility so you can have all your questions answered.  Don't take the assignment if you have doubts! Good Luck!

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Name: David
ResidentState: Minnesota
Specialty: Critcal care/Intensive Care
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 3
LocationImportance: 4
RecuirterImportance: 2
Housing: Suite Is Fine
TravelingYears: 1-2 years
NOWTravelCompany: Medical express
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: no
NonFriendlyHospital: no
Favoritecity: Denver, CO
LeastFavoriteCity: Newbedford, MA
Date: 07 May 2007
Time: 00:23:27

FirstTravelNurseExperience

My first assignment ended up with me in a very unsafe city and a hospital with very poor management and poor patient care. My first introduction to the city involved a car of gangbangers holding a knife out their car window, and me unsure how to get out of my contract. Thank goodness that the city was surrounded by great things to visit.

TellAFirstTimer

Be well prepared as a nurse first and foremost.

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Name: sandra
ResidentState: iowa
Specialty: er
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 3
LocationImportance: 1
RecuirterImportance: 1
Housing: Give Me The $$MONEY$$
TravelingYears: 2-5 years
NOWTravelCompany: onassignment
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: no
NonFriendlyHospital:
Favoritecity: reno, nv
LeastFavoriteCity: coalinga, ca
Date: 08 May 2007
Time: 17:07:45

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Had a wonderful time, staff was great at Carson-tahoe, nv.

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Name: Cynthia
ResidentState: Pennsylvania
Specialty: ER
MoneyImportance: 3
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 1
Housing: Two Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: None, I was put on probation
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: On Assignment
NonFriendlyHospital: Baltimore, MD St. Agnes; THRMC Reading, PA
Favoritecity: none so far
LeastFavoriteCity: Baltimore, MD; Reading,PA
Date: 15 May 2007
Time: 12:45:20

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I have come up with my own, not so short, questionnaire. My first time cost me time, gasoline, mileage on my car, and worst of all, my own self-worth as an RN. I was a small hospital ER nurse placed in 2 metropolitan and one was a trauma center! By small, I mean an ER of 5 beds and a hospital with 25 beds (5 ER, 5 ICCU, 3 telemetry, and 12 Med/Surg). I was cancelled by the 2 hospitals and put on a year probation, with the requirement of 2 references in order to get back with the same agency. The agency paid well, but the nurse had to be able to function "competently" on the first day...For the future, from now on, the next assignment must walk on water and turn water into wine, or I will not, repeat, will not travel again. I would sooner starve on the unemployment line, than have a horrible experience like this again.

TellAFirstTimer

Beware of those bearing too good to be true promises. VERIFY everything. I have in my questions for the recruiter list...

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Name: David
ResidentState: Texas
Specialty: ER/ICU
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 1
RecuirterImportance: 1
Housing: I'll Take The Stipend & RV It
TravelingYears: 6-10 years
NOWTravelCompany: In between
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: Not really
NonFriendlyHospital: Oakland,Ca and Rutland, Vt.
Favoritecity: Reno,Nv., Redding,Ca,Long Beach,Ca,Paris,Tx.,Lancaster,Ca.
LeastFavoriteCity: Rutland,Vt.
Date: 16 May 2007
Time: 17:15:49

FirstTravelNurseExperience

My first travel job was in Providence, RI. in 2001. It's a good thing that I am not scared off that easily. I was sent there on a 4 week assignment and essentially felt as though I was dumped out to fend for myself. I had a recruiter that never returned calls and I was a good ole southern boy cast into a world of people I had no idea what they were like. But, due to my will to make it in the travel world and my expertise of the job, I hung in there and made the best out of a bad situation. Made loads of new friends, and saw some of the most beautiful places I had no idea existed. Only for meeting new friends and seeing great places kept me hoping to fine tune this travel business. Today, now 6 years later I know that taking the plunge to start traveling was the best nursing career move I have ever made.

TellAFirstTimer

Yes, I know that the security that you feel you have in that everyday job as a staff member! Been there done that. The fear that enters your mind with the thought of the unsure or the unknown. But, once you get the nerve and get past that to set forth the spirit to venture into the world and get your feet wet on new experiences, you will see nursing in a whole new light. wherever I go, it's the travelers that are smiling. Not just because of the money, but more for the freedom they have over the regular staff nurse that is bound to that administration, or that mandatory meeting, or that mandatory overtime, or that short staffed unit. Wherever I go, I am usually able to relay my stories to some of the staff nurses, and sometimes I get calls from them that they have taken up the road also.

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Name: connie
ResidentState: ms
Specialty: or.pacu,endo
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 4
RecuirterImportance: 3
Housing: I'll Take The Stipend & RV It
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: tns
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: not yet
NonFriendlyHospital: no
Favoritecity:
LeastFavoriteCity:
Date: 19 May 2007
Time: 12:25:53

FirstTravelNurseExperience

awsome, i loved meeting new people and learning different ways to do things. change is good.

TellAFirstTimer

dont re-sign up contract move on. get more hospitals on your resume. dont let employees hurt your feelings about u being a traveler. remember, they would probably love to be able to do the same. i encourage those one day maybe u will be able to do the same. also, the contract only last 13weeks

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Name: Lauren
ResidentState: tx
Specialty: emergency room
MoneyImportance: 4
BenefitsImportance: 2
LocationImportance: 4
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 6-10 years
NOWTravelCompany: cross county
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: american mobile
NonFriendlyHospital: any hospital in texas
Favoritecity: Hartford childrens hospital
LeastFavoriteCity: Texas/ every assignment
Date: 23 May 2007
Time: 21:59:31

FirstTravelNurseExperience

It was horrible. It was in Cambridge Mass. There was not enough nurses and they really were rude and I felt my license was in jeopardy. The hospital was old, like a cave, dirty and dark.

TellAFirstTimer

Don't get involved with the staff/management issues.  TRUST NO ONE until you are sure. Do your work and keep your head down. Smile and fake it till you make it.

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Name: Debra
ResidentState: Tn
Specialty: Tele
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 1
LocationImportance: 2
RecuirterImportance: 2
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 1-2 years
NOWTravelCompany: Nurse Choice
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: No
NonFriendlyHospital: Methodist Indianapolis, Indiana
Favoritecity: Tucson, Az and Albuquerque, NM
LeastFavoriteCity: Indianapolis, In
Date: 08 Jun 2007
Time: 12:11:05

FirstTravelNurseExperience

New Orleans, La post Katrina! Oschner Hospital VERY traveler friendly. I would go back to that hospital in a heartbeat. Also had a great bunch of travelers to sightsee with.

TellAFirstTimer

Ask LOTS of questions, especially about patient ratios. Be flexible and you can learn everywhere you go. Go have fun on your days off.

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Name: Swan
ResidentState: Arkansas
Specialty: ICU
MoneyImportance: 3
BenefitsImportance: 3
LocationImportance: 4
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: Two+ Bedrooms, don't mind paying some
TravelingYears: 10+ years...
NOWTravelCompany: PPR proffesional placement resources
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: RN Network-MedStaff
NonFriendlyHospital: UCSF-San Francisco THE WORST(Ive been 50 places)
Favoritecity: San Francisco (St Francis or CAL-PAC)
LeastFavoriteCity: Anywhere in the south
Date: 12 Jun 2007
Time: 01:28:20

FirstTravelNurseExperience

RN network bait and switch. I had turned down Walnut Creek CA, left for 'assignment' in San Francisco when packed, rented out my house, and arrived, they said-OOPs we got the wrong hospital! and left me stranded-unless I took walnut creek- and I did. Med Staff mailed my checks 1000 miles away instead of where I was causing severe financial problems, and then left me homeless when UCSF cancelled my contract for lack of funds and a rash of hiring new grads, Med Staff gave me 24 hours to get out, or they would hold my paycheck.

TellAFirstTimer

Never travel with RN Network or Med Staff.  Sign up with 2 agencies and be ready to go with both, if something happens.  The other can pick you up and even assume the apartment you are in!!  Remember, high rates of pay, or big bonuses are because the hospital is bad and cannot attract nurses.  Good hospitals don't have to pay as much and will take time to get into.  This is why UCSF has dozens of openings and St. Francis has only one or two in any given time!!

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Name: Richie B
ResidentState: Mountain West Nomad
Specialty: ER
MoneyImportance: 1
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 3
RecuirterImportance: 2
Housing: I'll Take The Stipend & RV It
TravelingYears: 2-5 years
NOWTravelCompany: in between, looking hard at On Assignment
SwitchCompanies: Yes
DisasterCompany: AMERICAN MOBILE HEALTHCARE
NonFriendlyHospital: RENOWN RENO, NV
Favoritecity: Stanford CA
LeastFavoriteCity: Reno NV
Date: 18 Jun 2007
Time: 03:15:32

FirstTravelNurseExperience

Great- Small hometown agency, great pay, excellent housing. Little ol' cowtown in Wyoming.

TellAFirstTimer

Even experienced travelers get shafted by recruiters who are so sweet and can lie and smile and stab and get you to let your guard down.  The is a business arrangement - The recruiter and facility is not your friend eventhough it seems that way!!!  (dang - I should listen to myself more often) I was recently drowning and American Mobile recruiter was smiling as she threw me a concrete life ring...

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Name: Colleen
ResidentState: New York
Specialty: Med-Surg
MoneyImportance: 2
BenefitsImportance: 3
LocationImportance: 1
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: Under 1 year
NOWTravelCompany: O' Grady Peyton
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: No
NonFriendlyHospital: No
Favoritecity: Baltimore
LeastFavoriteCity: N/A
Date: 07 Jul 2007
Time: 00:55:37

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I learned a lot about myself as a nurse that I didn't see before I started traveling. I learned that I am flexible, assertive, independent and have good assessment skills. I knew I was a good nurse but being a traveler is different and you learn that you are stronger than you may have originally thought.

TellAFirstTimer

Don't be scared just go for it!

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Name: Sue
ResidentState: Connecticut
Specialty: med/surg-surgery
MoneyImportance: 2
BenefitsImportance: 3
LocationImportance: 1
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 2-5 years
NOWTravelCompany: Medstaff
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: CrossCountryTravCorp
NonFriendlyHospital: Alta Bates in Berkely, California
Favoritecity: San Francisco, California
LeastFavoriteCity: Bakersfield, California
Date: 10 Jul 2007
Time: 19:09:50

FirstTravelNurseExperience

It was crazy and overwhelming! My friend and I were so excited to have our first assignment at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC. We had 9-12 patients. These patients were very sick ---- too acute with cancer to be taking care of 12 of them. No respiratory therapist - had to give all the nebs, IV pumps only for pt's receiving chemo (many pt's ended up getting unintentional boluses, or no fluid at all due to positional IV's). The unit had close to 40 rooms, but only one med rm. Had to run back and forth constantly. Unit had only one glucometer. Charge nurse could not stand us - made us feel stupid. Being travelers, we would always get the admissions. All paper charting ----tons of it. The nursing assistants were lifesavers - very helpful. It was great to have my friend with me ---- we had almost the same exact schedule on the same unit. When times got bad, we were always there for each other.

TellAFirstTimer

Do not complain about floating. Be flexible and act like you don't care. Managers and other staff members do not like complainers. Be prepared to float - it comes with traveling. Sometimes floating is a relief if you work on a crazy unit. Hospitals know they cannot float you to an area that you have no experience - your assignment must be modified in this case. Ask a million questions during the hospital interview and write everything down. Don't feel that you have to accept an offer just because you interviewed; don't let your recruiter pressure you. Don't trust the company or your recruiter - the company wants to make money as well as your recruiter-- your recruiter is a salesperson, not your friend. Beware of hospitals that offer high pay rates - there is a reason. Listen to other travelers - if they have had a horrible experience, most likely you will too. Many staff nurses do not like travelers - they are jealous - ignore them and don't let their attitude bother you. Try to get on the good side of the unit manager - it will pay off (great reference, great schedule). Follow all unit/hospital procedures and look them up if you are not sure --- do not follow your old hospital's policies/procedures - this can get you in trouble. Explore the city/town you are in & have fun!

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Name: Cheryl
ResidentState: KS
Specialty: L&D
MoneyImportance: 2
BenefitsImportance: 4
LocationImportance: 1
RecuirterImportance: 4
Housing: One Bedroom Paid For
TravelingYears: 2-5 years
NOWTravelCompany: Aureus
SwitchCompanies: No
DisasterCompany: no
NonFriendlyHospital: no
Favoritecity: Cortez CO
LeastFavoriteCity: Springfield MO
Date: 29 Jul 2007
Time: 21:18:14

FirstTravelNurseExperience

I got no orientation, and worked by myself at night. Thank goodness the physicians were friendly, and helped me find things. The staff was friendly and supportive, but the drive back to KS was a killer.

TellAFirstTimer

Specify what you want as far as job limitations on your contract. Everything must be in writing.

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