I have been a RN for 4 years now. I've Spent over a year in telemetry, and the rest of the time in the ED working as a full time staff nurse. I am getting burnt out with this job. Agency nursing has been an interest of mine for some time, I just don't know where to start. I am a 27 year old single guy with no kids, and people are tell me that working as a "FT staff nurse" at this time in my life is a waste. My schedule often sucks, and my pay checks are comical at best. I've recieved a total of 85 cents raise in the four years I have been employed at this hospital. ($22.52 increased to $23.37/hour)
I live right outside of New Orleans, LA (approx 8 miles away). Any advise is much appreciated.
-Where do I start? (Do I just google Louisiana agencies)?
-Should I expect better schedules? (I am a Saint's season ticket holder and would like to attend some games this year) lol
-Any idea what kind of hourly pay is to be expected with my experience?
-Really any information you care to share with me is appreciated.