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  1. Let's Talk Pay: Med-Surg
    I wouldn't take a taxable hourly rate less than $18/hr which is pretty standard "thinking" in the travel world. The hourly pay needs to be a little closer in line to what staff makes, which for...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Traveling in an RV
    My husband and I travel in our RV. It can be a lot of work finding campgrounds close to the job and not paying an arm and a leg. And we're restricted by the weather sometimes. Really wanted to...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. what should you insist on in a contract?
    That was awesome!!! LOL!!! MsConstrued: my base pay rate is $18/hr and my holiday rate is $27. Not sure what the "rules" are. Pluses and minuses to holidays. I actually prefer to work them bc...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. what should you insist on in a contract?
    New recruiter time if he/she has any condescending tone in their voice like that. Those are straight up hard sales tactics and that's the last thing you need in a recruiter. It should be a...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. what should you insist on in a contract?
    So your recruiter won't respond to your messages when you have concerns about a contract presented to you but the recruiter pushes you to make decisions about your next assignment? Sounds like a car...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Texas Hospitals
    To the OP: there are lots of great places in Texas to work. And there are some places that suck (Conroe I've heard). It's just like everywhere else. Usually it comes down to specific facilities. ...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Lakeway Regional in Austin
    Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the facility. Looking at a job there. Thanks!
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Any excelsior grads who travel
    To clarify: lost cause for getting a CA license/endorsement at this time.
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Any excelsior grads who travel
    Check out this link: Excelsior College | State Board Requirements Looks like most of the states you can get a license via endorsement, just need X number of hours experience working as an RN. If...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Letter of Resignation
    Love it how they let you work your full shift on Monday then fired you at the end of the day. Doesn't sound like a place I'd want to work.
    Feb 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Letter of Resignation
    Have to disagree. Though the "signs" or "feelings" were there, the OP had no notice she was being terminated until she was pulled into the office but the resignation had already been turned in to an...
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. RVing while on assignment
    There are a few groups on facebook and one that has several members who are RV traveling nurses. Try Travel Nurse Network - The Gypsy Nurse, Travel Nursing, etc.
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Nursing Nightmares
    OMG!!! I am so relieved to know I'm not the only one who dreams they completely forgot about a patient(s) for an entire shift!!! I have literally woken up in a panic, walked down the hallway in my...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    I fantasize about being the cleaning lady at work. She always looks so happy, mopping the floor, taking out the trash, wiping down the counters. Oh how little stress she has. The patients are...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Why did you decide to be a nurse?
    My aunt was an RN and she was always held in such high esteem by everyone. RN's to me were gods. My sister-in-law is an RN and I watched her go through school. I thought "Oh, how cool" but when I...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What Baffles You?
    Drives me nuts when patients complain about (insert complaint) and continually want me to call the doctor. I finally told one person I had called the doctor too many times already and quite frankly...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patients who love their sick role
    Sweet!!! These are all great y'all. Keep the tips coming! I have a difficult time wording things so that they come out sounding at least half way professional. Always looking for more...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Obtaining Letters of a Rec for a First Time Traveler
    Excellent advice! And thanks for giving suggestions on ways to obtain reference letters. It can be difficult in finding a way to approach a manager, charge nurse or colleague for these. Yea, I...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Obtaining Letters of a Rec for a First Time Traveler
    I asked 3 travelers I worked with recently about recommendation letters bc I'm interested in traveling. All 3 looked at me like I had lost my mind. They have never been asked for letters in all the...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Advice
    If the DON left a nasty message on your phone then that just shows the overall attitude of the organization, which is not professional. And no one looks out for your health except you. Learn that...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Houston
    Yea, that's a pretty rough part of Houston. If you're able to commute you could live in Humble or Kingwood.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Texas
    Your point is? And from what I gather there are bad working conditions in every state. Bad board? Personally never had any issues & don't know of anyone that has. Low pay? Yea, lower than some...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. 1 month into being a Med/Surg nurse. Help!
    It is interesting and thanks for sharing all the info! Medsurg is definitely challenging.
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Overweight travel nurses!!
    THIS is my new favorite quote. And so very true. Thanks!
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Travel nursing information
    Travel nursing is a whole other world and there's TONS you'll learn. Let me start by saying I don't travel yet, but that is my goal and what I'm working towards now. Getting my experience in so I...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing