I am an RN in Virginia. I have one travel experience in my 6 years of nursing, and it didn't go well ( I traveled about an hour from where I lived.) I work in a float pool now, mostly floating to med-surg, but occasionally to ICU or physical rehab. I have a travel agency persuing me; there is an opening in Hawaii. I can only leave home for 8 weeks max. I have never even been to Hawaii, and don't know what to expect if I did accept this med-surg position. Can anyone give me any pointers? How are travel nurses viewed? I have never worked in a hospital with a union either- will I be ostracized? Are there any active strikes? I don't want to cross strike lines. I currently make around $30/ hr now. How much would the pay likely be? I would be getting free private housing- are there areas that might not be safe to live in? I want to bring my daughter (age 11) and brother (18). What are the hospitals to avoid ? What is the average patient load? What type of charting-ie- computer? Thanks !
Feb 3, '09
My husband and I went off the beaten trail in Hawaii, when we were there for my son's wedding. There are some places I would not feel so safe in. I guess it would take some planning. Its expensive there...especially the food.
Last edit by bestbabynurse on Feb 3, '09
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