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  1. Anyone work for Favorites or Emerald City Medical staffing?
    I worked one contract with them they paid on time and accurately, but they will not ask about days off during the contact, and when the unit I was hired on for converted from a PCU to a surgical unit...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Living at home, but traveling locally?!
    This assignment that I am finishing and the next are local travel between 5-40 miles but not all hospitals accept local travelers
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. So I'm a cat lady...
    We bought pads and lined the carriers. It worked for 3 days for us.
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Travel assignments in Washington State?
    I asked my recruiter about that she said that it depended on the company but that I was free to apply as long as I completed the assignment first. I had already worked for the company for over a year...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Travel assignments in Washington State?
    I worked at two hospitals Centralia WA, it was just too small for my preferences my family and I took the provided housing the company put us in Olympia 20 minutes away. After that I went to...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Traveling with pets
    Seems to depend on where you are going, Seattle had a two pet max, but my company was able to negotiate that because they had rented from the complex for years. Olympia is more relaxed about pets,...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  7. ADN i have a chance at finding a job?
    Hi, I have worked as a travel nurse in the Seattle area with an ADN, and have gotten travel contracts with hospitals that require a BSN minimum.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Bringing significant other along...
    I brought my husband and son with me. He homeschools our son and my days off we explore our area. It was a way for us to explore the country together.
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. travel companies "farming out" contracts
    I went with cross country because I was a new traveler. I was fully signed up with 3 other agencies, they have just gotten me interviews and jobs faster than the others. My pay is nice, I have...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Managing agency assignments
    I always did the assignment I preferred first (money , or determined by staff friendliness) then I went with who called first. Just call the one you won't be using to let them know you are committed...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  11. Cross Country TravCorps
    Hi I have worked with cross country for 9 months. My recruiter is nice, overly talkative and doesn't understand night shift nurse speak at noon or why I don't answer the phone at noon when I worked...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Traveling with Pets
    I have not had trouble with company housing with my husband, son and I with our lab and 2 cats. Find another agency.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Polite email stating you have an assignment?
    In your email just thank them for their help, let them know that you have accepted a contract until --/--/----. Let them know you will update them if something changes.
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Decision time
    It depends where you hope to go. I am a tele stepdown unit nurse, and have been able to find contracts in WA with just a week between jobs. The other state I am licensed in is KS and they go...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Vehicle for a Travel Nurse?
    I have been traveling with my husband, son, dog, and two cats in a Subaru outback. We drove us and our stuff from KS to WA. Uhaul sells roof carriers and get suction bags.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. RN considering LTC
    I have worked in long term care as a housekeeper, then CNA and then through school as a LPN and RN. I absolutely love it, as a nurse manager we are small enough that I know every nurse and their...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. New (soon-to-be) Graduate RN Looking to LTC
    I also love LTC and knew that during my clinicals. The only warning that I have is that the signs and symptoms in the books are not always what the residents show you, but some of the MDs will take...
    Apr 12, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. NHs not hiring LPNs?
    Occasionally nursing homes have to look specifically for an a RN to meet guidlines 8 hours per day. But other than that they are looking for flexibility and experience, not necessarily the letters...
    Aug 28, '05
    Forum: Kansas Nursing
  19. Surviving a state inspection survey
    Our window just opened. The Feds came last year and they made State very nervous. These are surveyors that I have dealt with for 5 years and have called them for advice while not in a survey...
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. What is the difference in
    I called state on a local hospital that gave my mother in law scripture in place of diabetic information post ketoacidosis and was told that since the hospital was certified by JACHO they do not...
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. What is the difference in
    State comes in unannounced and can levy fines, shut you down or put a ban on admissions. My advice is if they ask a question answer that one, make copies of everything that you give them, and if you...
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Did I jump the gun?
    I agree you should send her out if you get her back without anything what a relief, we have a problem with EMT's trying to argue with nurses whether to send a resident to the hospital or not and just...
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. More charting, paperwork and chores than is humanly possible
    That sounds like my first nursing job, I often left in tears after finding CNA's hiding in the closet. I have since moved on and my current job has been wonderful (usually). Just don't give up on...
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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