I'm in the Baltimore metro area, if that matters. I met with an agency here that has a good reputation from it's nurses and hospitals. She said I would have no problem scheduling three 12's per week. I do 11a-11p ER and most people don't like that shift. But the idea of being canceled worries me.
I figured out what I need to make in a year and then divided by 50 weeks, to account for 2 weeks per year of issues. My goal being to set aside money in case of illness, cancellations, etc.
Should I expect cancellations in the summer and holiday times? Are we talking the entire summer or just partial? Do I try to arrange a contract prior to those times? I don't want to stay at my current position, but I'm considering transferring to the float pool PRN just in case.