are there any LPN ;s who have used a nurse travel agency in KS?

  1. I been nursing in KS since 1983 , around the Emporia area and would like to travel locally, anyone out there ever do this , that is a LPN? thanks.
    Last edit by JetLPN on Jul 4, '04
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  3. by   eddy
    Quote from JetLPN
    I been nursing in KS since 1983 , around the Emporia area and would like to travel locally, anyone out there ever do this , that is a LPN? thanks.
    I used to do "local" travel, but to be honest, the money is better these days in prn agency. I get contracts frequently from my prn agency, and it is much easier to find a "good fit" since I almost always work many non-contracted shifts prior to taking a contract assignment. From experience, you are best to work with an agency based out of KC or Topeka. They have way better rates.

    I am an RN by the way, but I work alongside many agency LPN's. Look for rates to be in the $19-26/hour range.
  4. by   mifligirl
    are there any agencies you would suggest by name of where to find them? i am in the emporia area also and going to school for my rn, currently a lpn. thanks!!!
    Quote from eddy
    i used to do "local" travel, but to be honest, the money is better these days in prn agency. i get contracts frequently from my prn agency, and it is much easier to find a "good fit" since i almost always work many non-contracted shifts prior to taking a contract assignment. from experience, you are best to work with an agency based out of kc or topeka. they have way better rates.

    i am an rn by the way, but i work alongside many agency lpn's. look for rates to be in the $19-26/hour range.
  5. by   eddy
    Quote from mifligirl
    are there any agencies you would suggest by name of where to find them? i am in the emporia area also and going to school for my rn, currently a lpn. thanks!!!
    i have worked for several. my top choice is cascade health services. great staffers (all seasoned veterans) and the best pay rates overall. i have also worked for starmed with mixed results (bought out by intellistaff) and alacrity (their paychecks bounce like rubber balls!!!! eek!!!).

    cascade has offices in topeka and kc. i have actually worked some shifts down your way for them in fact.
  6. by   mifligirl
    thanks so very much for the info. i could really use some part time work, odd hours since i'm in school. BTW just curious are you and RN or LPN?
    Quote from eddy
    I have worked for several. My top choice is Cascade Health Services. Great staffers (all seasoned veterans) and the best pay rates overall. I have also worked for StarMed with mixed results (bought out by Intellistaff) and Alacrity (their paychecks bounce like rubber balls!!!! eek!!!).

    Cascade has offices in Topeka and KC. I have actually worked some shifts down your way for them in fact.
  7. by   eddy
    Quote from mifligirl
    thanks so very much for the info. i could really use some part time work, odd hours since i'm in school. BTW just curious are you and RN or LPN?
    Not a problem.

    I'm an RN but work with a lot of agency LPN's.

    Good luck!

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