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  1. Quad city travelers
    It may be more than you wanted to spend, but you can't put a price on peace of mind. I know it's important to me to have my own space, so I may spend more than the average traveler with my...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Quad city travelers
    I've had good success with finding housing on Craig's List. I'm currently on assignment in CA and found a 2 bedroom condo on Craig's list fully furnished. I don't rent rooms, I don't room share,...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. thinking about traveling
    I have been an nurse for 5 years, 4 years ED experience and I also have a house back in my home town. I have my neighbors as well as my family check on my house every week. I also have an alarm...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Share your packing routine and tips
    I may not be the best person to take advice from for packing because I'm a girly girl and I ALWAYS travel with 2 bags, plus a carry on which is my laptap. When I go home during assignments to...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Freaking out
    I drove from Missouri to California all by myself. It took me 2 1/2 days. I took my time, I rested and I only tried to drive during the day to see cool things. And I'm not a driver at all. You...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Share your packing routine and tips
    You will find when you are on this journey, people will question your life. It's not their journey to understand. It's YOURS! Enjoy it to the fullest! I have found nothing makes miserable people...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. Share your packing routine and tips
    I pack two tubs and went out and purchased a 5 drawer plastic bin from Walmart that I use for my clothes. I have a closet full of clothes in that plastic bin and I can pick it up and it fits into my...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Single travelers, do u date while traveling?
    I date while on assignments. I meet a lot of people from work (although I don't date those I work with) and then we do group activities which they will bring a friend or family member. I'm also...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Am I just clueless here?
    I'm currently in central CA, the valley area.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Am I just clueless here?
    Ned, it does include overtime, I'm contracted for 48 hours a week. I lucked out and got cheap housing on this contract.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Am I just clueless here?
    I know for me, I will not work for 1200/wk WITHOUT housing. If I'm gonna bring home that amount, it damn well better include housing. I am traveling in California right now and my take home pay...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. New Orleans Travel RNs - Help!
    I'm currently on travel assignment, but not in New Orleans. I just wanted to say that I use Craigslist for my housing and I put an ad out looking for housing and I was contacted by my current...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. First time traveler! Any experience with Flexcare, Faststaff or Trinity?!
    I have Flexcare and have not had an issue with them. I am currently on my second assignment in California and I get paid well and my checks are always on time. I tell me recruiter my plans for the...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Will I lose my multistate privileges?
    Your friend is not telling you the truth. My home state is Missouri, and I have licenses in Kansas and California which are not compact states. And I still work in Missouri between assignments.
    Aug 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. keeping a per diem job at home - can it be done?
    I do this now. I fly back home for a week during my contracts and work at both of my PRN jobs to keep up my requirements. I ask for a week off up front in my contracts to do this. I would rather...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. CA RN...will I take a paycut?
    I am on my second assignment in California and I was shocked to find out how much more the staff was making than travelers!
    Aug 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Nurse burnout-How do you handle it?
    My secret to burn out was to become a travel RN. I've been a nurse 5 years, with 4 years in the ED and becoming a travel nurse helped me a lot with being burned out. I was becoming very jaded and...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Fingerprinting for CA License endorsement
    I currently hold a CA license and work as a travel RN in Cali. It took 3 months to endorse from my home state. I used the standard fingerprint cards from the police department and sent them in with...
    Aug 1
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Tips about housing
    Yes, did the user name give it away? LOL!
    Jul 31
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Tips about housing
    Hello all fellow travel nurses! I just thought I would share what I've learned being a travel nurse thus far. I am on my second assignment, and I do not let my agency provide my housing. I took...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. single mom with 1 yr old
    I am a single mother who travel, but I waited until my son graduated high school and went off to college before I jumped into traveling. I did this simply because I did not want to uproot my child...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Any young african american travel nurses?
    I don't know if you are referring to the Sacramento Methodist, but if you are, I did not stay near the hospital. I stayed at the Arden Acres Executive Cottages which is about a 15 minute drive on...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Alta Bates in Oakland CA
    Thanks for the input! Did you feel safe there? Where did you live? A traveler who worked with me is starting there this week in the ED, but I think he is doing Alta Bates Berkeley. I'm just now...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Alta Bates in Oakland CA
    Ned, just found out this particular facility goes through Parallon and if you are an active HCA employee (which I am still PRN status for my home job), I can't qualify. This really sucks, as I was...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Alta Bates in Oakland CA
    Hello all! I am completing my first travel gig in Sacramento CA and just got a call from my recruiter about a facility called Alta Bates in Oakland, CA. The pay is very nice, 40 hr 8 hour day...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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