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  1. Question about travel staffing and "shortage"
    It's been my experience that it is still much cheaper to hire travel nurses than it is to maintain full-time employees over the long term. The cost of orientation alone is much more cost-effective...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. First Travel Assignment...  Advice needed...
    I feel for you, I really do! I have been through pretty much the same scenario that you've given above. For the past month or month and a half, I have been applying to around five or six separate...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Still searching, but uncertain of the options
    Thanks emilee. I'm just very sorry to be the bearer of bad news like this. As for the companies I'm looking into, I am pursuing the very best of Highway Hypodermics. This is a supposedly private...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Still searching, but uncertain of the options
    Just an update. First off, thank you all for your comments and insights. Just like JWRN104 said, I too don't feel like I'm alone in what I'm experiencing here. It seems like every time I allow myself...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Still searching, but uncertain of the options
    I've put in a few topics on this site, and got some excellent responses and info. The search goes on. I've talked to a few recruiters. Some good, some not so good. I talked to a recruiter yesterday...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Best Study Courses for CCRN
    I seriously plan on taking the CCRN exam. I need this to hone my critical skills and also to use as a bargaining chip to land assignments as a traveller in both ICU and CCU. I have extensive...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. How do I approach the ICU 2 year wall?
    I haven't been on for awhile. First off, let me thank everyone for their kind words and insights. You've all been a great help. I've been having a little trouble with an obstacle to the type of...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Working with more than one agency?
    Of coarse, I don't mean taking assignments with 2 agencies at once. That would be physically impossible. LOL. The question I have is, is it a good idea to keep myself on "retainer" (I guess...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. A question about "negotiating"
    Great responses! Just the sort of info I needed. Thank you for your insights . These are things that I've experienced breifly, but never really took the time to clarify. It's important to do it right...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. A question about "negotiating"
    I have a question about negotiating your pay rate and perks when signing up for a travelling assignment. I am beginning to apply for and look into various travel agencies, and am intersted on finding...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Recovering travelling nurse with questions
    Hi Pinkmegan. First off, this is not an attempt to diagnose or prescribe treatment for you. Taking anothers inventory is a no-no, and I do not want that responsibilty. I'm not even sure if your...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Recovering travelling nurse with questions
    Thank you crazyoldnurse. I truly appreciate the concern. I particularly liked the HOW reference. I do not want to hide my addictive ways. I am a very grateful recovering addict with no delusions...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Recovering travelling nurse with questions
    Thanks for the insights. And yes, I meant a permanent addy for whatever travel company I may sign on with. The last time I travelled, I had to list a permanent residence to the company that I was...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Recovering travelling nurse with questions
    I'm not new to travelling nursing, but I am under a slightly different situation. First, a little about me. I've been a nurse for almost 25 years, & have worked everthing from psych to ICU. 5 years...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Is night shift intolerance worth the $$ and Bennies??
    I have been working the night shifts in a couple of hospitals for 10 - 15 years now, and I love it! Wouldn't trade it if they offered me the same pay to go to days. I am by my nature a very...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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