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  1. Will I ever feel READY?
    You have to read, read, read and read some more. Websites like this, pantravelers.org, and highwayhypodermics.com. The latter also has a decent book that answers a lot of questions. Download it as an...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. What companies are associated with CCTC?
    Look at the web site "pantravelers.org". Under the heading "large companies" (it will take some looking) they break down CCTC and other large companies.
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Best Travel Company for ER?
    Medstaff treated me well. It's a personal opinion. Talk to some companies, ask them this same or similar question(s). If it feels like you are uneasy or uncomfortable at any point call #2 on...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. First Travel Offer
    This is also a good time to look at overtime. "Pantravelers.org" talks about this at length and if you have an opportunity to read about overtime rates it is worth your time. 1. Your agency's bid...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Moving to MI: Best place to work (Lansing, Kalamazoo, or Grand Rapids?)
    My 2 cents. I have worked in Grand Rapids for most of my career. 20 years as a paramedic (minus 6 years in Nevada) and 12 years as an RN. Grand Rapids. I have worked for Spectrum. It is a...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  6. Medical Solutions a travel company has been trying to recruit me for a while......
    Just to throw in my 2 pennies. "Medical Solutions" or "medicalsolutions.com" is a company based in Omaha, NE. I have had very good luck with them. Good Luck
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Any week-long travel assignments?
    I think you will find travel nurse agencies will be quite inflexible simply because the hospitals want someone for a scheduled period of time. That being said, most hospitals will have per diem...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Help me please
    I'm with Medical solutions also, first assignment with them was great. I would also recommend them to anyone. Best advise... Find a good recruiter, open communication with him/her is essential.
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Alaska Travel Nursing
    you have to have 15 posts before you can PM. Alaska is great, jobs are plentiful and pay is good. To be quite honest there are jobs in the lower 48 that pay as well and maybe better with better...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Alaska travel pay expectations
    Your recruiter/agency will mostly/never give you the best quote first time through. Your recruiter is in the business of sales; I probably don't have to explain the business of sales to you....
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. LPN Traveling Nursing Jobs
    Sorry so late, just came upon your post. A few Alaska hospitals still use LPN travelers. I am in Bethel AK and because of the type of health system they use for the native Alaskans they have a...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Navigating pay rates, stipends, taxes, etc. Mind blown!
    The practice is fairly common and makes sense. The basis for this is: you pay less taxes, they pay less taxes. There are traps to this and there are things you can do about this. The traps. If...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Contract design for travelers
    I think your question(s) should read; "When you want to do travel nursing, can you design your own contract?" or "When you know what you want out of travel nursing, can you design your own...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Alaska Travel Nursing
    I am in Bethel AK (part of the YKHC system) right now. Started my 13 week assignment the last week of October, will finish my assignment Jan 26th and will extend another 6 weeks into March. Bethel...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Timing of pay negotiations and accepting a job.
    Cincinnati RedsExcellent advice and that is what I found out. I'm very happy w my recruiter and the assignment.Will be heading to Bethel, AK in 3 weeks. And thanks for everyone's advice here.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Timing of pay negotiations and accepting a job.
    Well I took the assignment as the contract looks like my recruiter told me it would. Pretty happy with the process, pretty happy with my recruiter. Wish me luck.
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Timing of pay negotiations and accepting a job.
    I hope to accept my first travel assignment soon. My question is, do I get submitted and accepted to a job and then negotiate pay and compensation. Or do I negotiate all aspects of compensation...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. NursesRX doesnt pay weekly?
    For the sake of sounding ignorant, what is the difference? I have never been a traveler; start my first assignment in 3 weeks and I have had 1 company tell me the pay every 2 weeks, I didn't think...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Check out my 1st contract and give me your thoughts, please ?
    Yes. Unless the IRS has rules about distance from "home". Generally most/all of your expenses that you incur for travel to and from that job, expenses for getting that job, and expenses...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Check out my 1st contract and give me your thoughts, please ?
    First things first. You're happy with the recruiters and the agency, that goes a long way. You're getting paid as much as if you worked per diem for the hospital, not bad. And you might want...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Negotiating tips for OT
    Thanks NedRN.
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Negotiating tips for OT
    I hope to be taking a new contract soon. I am looking for a location where overtime will be plentiful and need some help with a few questions. When would I negotiate contracted hours, 48 vs 36? ...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. per diem
    I just got a call from my recruiter and he offered me $36, so I think $34 is alright for starting out. I don't know much about per diem work and it would seem those that do aren't reading this...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. First time traveler
    You are right, there are not many med surg jobs out there. I'm an ED nurse and there are plenty of jobs. Sounds like you have done your home work, you have picked some good companies and talked...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. First time traveler
    Narrow it down some. What are you really looking for? Pay, location, hours? Family, have a perm home, looking for a perm home? Read everything you can; here and the other boards/blogs out...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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