I am a nursing supervisor and a floor nurse, and to tel if you cn be a good agency nurse think on this, can you pick up a wholly new assignment every day? can you get from point A to point B ON TIME, 99% of the time? Are you willing to get the heavyest assignment every day you work? Do you REALLY need benefits? R U going to be able to keep up the pace and NOT cut corners in a $#&!*%# assignmentso as to maintain the residents at the best possible level of care, so as not to be accused of being a contributing factor in their decline? Can you get out on short notice? Can you be invested in 8, 10, 12, 16 hour incraments?
I do not think I could, so I do not do agency work, but the $$ is tempting (untill I hear what they get payed for NON ICU jobs)
and it is not hopeless, I have met some of the BEST nurses working in agenies, FAB assessment skils, fresh outlooks, good ideas, flexable, caring, competant. But not all are like that
*** May we all have the serenity to accept what we cannot change, and the determination to change what we cannot accept. ***