Hi there, I am new and have a question for anyone with any suggestions. I have been traveling as an ICU nurse, but recently I was offered and accepted an OR postion (for less pay of course). The problem is that I have another contract starting next week in an ICU and I am not really interested because I really want to get more OR experience and then start traveling with that. So which job do I take the OR or the travel ICU position??????? By the way I might ruin my chances of ever getting hired with these facilities in the future.
Nov 13, '07
You're going to need several years O.R. experience before you will be competent enough to do travel nursing. There's a lot more to learn than you think.
Last edit by mikethern on Nov 13, '07
Nov 13, '07
What job interests you more? Why did you accept one job when you have a new contract starting soon? Keep in mind that on average it takes about 2 years to feel competent in the OR (of course everyone is unique, but this is a good timeframe to consider). If you stay with the OR job, would you be willing to spend 2 years there before travelling again? If you stay with the ICU contract, would you have other OR opportunities in the future? Just some stuff to think about