CrazyGoonRN 11,737 Views
Joined Aug 14, '09.
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Did you get your license?
I am having the same issue. The N 95 mask that I am already fit tested for is not the same one that is used at my upcomming travel hospital. My credientling coordinater contacted the hospital (at my request) and asked if I can do the fit test there when I arrive for my assignment. They said I can and that it will cost $40. That is expensive but saves me a lot of hassle.
I sent off for my Georgia license last week and I recieved an email from them the next day with a link to where I can log in and see updates. Also, I had to get ink fingerprinted and mail it to a company in California for my background check. They only accept electronic fingerprints if you go to specific locations within the state of Georgia. The nurse manager at the hospital I have been hired at says it typically takes 3 weeks to get a Georgia license. I just hope there is no delay so my start date is not pushed back.
I just took the CCU prophecy exam and I have never worked in a CCU before. My specialty is MSICU, but my first travel assignment will be in a CCU. The exam was tough! I studied before I took it and then I had to retake the exam to make above the required 80% passing score (recommedned passing score is 71% by prophecy but my travel company requires a 80%). I also had to take 5 other ones that included pharm and ekg. I had to repeat the pharm one also, but it was no where near as tough as the CCU exam. They allow 2 re-take's if you do not pass the first time.
Thanks for your reply. It's not my only choice but I am finding the best rates on airbnb compared to other places I have looked.
I'm thinking about using airbnb for my first travel assignment. There is the option to book the entire 13 weeks or just book a few weeks at a time. I'm afraid that if I do not book the entire place now that someone may book the next month and I'll have to move. Then again what if I don't like the place and want to move.
What do you normally do when booking housing for a new travel assignment?
I am new to travel nursing and am trying to figure out the best option for health insurance. I am too old to be on my parents insurance and I don't have a spouse who can put me on thier insurance. I plan to go PRN at my full time job when I travel, but I will loose my health insurance. What has been the best option that you have found? Do you just take the insurance the travel agency offers? I want to be home for a few weeks in between assignments to spend time with family and work at my PRN job. I don't want to have gaps of time without health insurance. Cobra is expensive. Do you just get private insurance?
I am new to travel nursing and I have been submitted to two hospitals by my recruiter . How long does it typically take to get a call from the hospital for an interview? It has only been a couple days. I am just wondering about other peoples experiences I know every hospital is probably different. What is the longest you have had to wait for the hospital to call and interview you?
I agree 100% with everything you said. I was a LTC LPN for 3 years and I had many frustraing encounters with EMT's. My supervisor would get mad and tell them to just "load and go" because that is their job. I am now a critical care RN and I have no more than 1-3 patients at a time and it is very different. I am treated with much more respect by the EMT's and paramedics than I was as a LTC LPN. There is absolutly no reason that I should have been treated so poorly by them when I worked in LTC. IN LTC nurses rarely ever know the entire medical history of their patients because it is not practical when you have 30-40 during one shift. I remember running non stop for 12-16 hours when in LTC and never getting a break. I sure didn't have time to look up medical history on any of my patients.
Call the general hospital number and ask who ever answers what it stands for.
No absolutly not. If a patient is too hemodynamically unstable for hemodialysis and requiring CVVHD then I do not see it being safe to get them out of bed. Sounds like the higher up's are out of touch with reality.
Thanks for your reply. I have not spoken to them yet. I have been researching compaines before making contact. I'll probably apply with them, but it's always nice to get some insight from those who have worked with the company in the past.
How did your conversation with their recruiter compare with other recruiters? The agency brand is close to irrelevant, the most important predictor of traveler success is their relationship with their recruiters. It is fine to use top 10 lists as a starting place, but do understand where lists are coming from. The particular one you cite is an advertising supported site, using agency self reported information (meaning only agencies who respond to a questionnaire are included), and ratings are largely based on benefits they report they offer.
Have you heard of this travel agency? What is your opinion or experience with this company?
I have not been able to find many reviews on this company. They are rated #1 by Highway Hypodermics for 2017 but other than that I don't know much.
Any info is appreciated
I was an LPN who transitioned to an RN. During school I found that I was drawn to critical care. However, when I graduated I was too intimidated by it to attempt to start out as a new RN in critical care so I applied to med surg jobs instead. What I really wanted was to get some hospital experience since this was never an option for me as an LPN. After 1 year on a neuro/ortho floor I transferred to critical care and now I can't picture myself doing anything else.
What were you most interested in during school?
Our vaso is mixed by the pharmacy in 50 ml bags. It is never titrated and runs at 0.04 units which is 2.4 ml/hr (I think?). I have never heard of the 18 hour rule.
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