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  1. Books for CCRN exam
    I have her DVDs saved on my computer. I don't know how I could go about sending them to you
    Jul 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Books for CCRN exam
    Yep..I browsed through the Kaplan CCRN book a little. The questions were harder in the books that on the exam!
    Jul 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Books for CCRN exam
    Pass CCRN! helped for me!
    Jul 8
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Travel nursing with children
    I don't have any children, but by your post, I don't think it would be such a good idea to go alone with your daughter. This world is getting crazier by the day. You would either have to pay for...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Alta Bates in Oakland CA
    Hi! Just finished an assignment there in May. All the travelers worked 8's while the staff worked 12's. The staff is supposed to be converting to 12 hr shifts, but they were still fighting it when I...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Travel in Las Vegas?
    I've NEVER heard any good reviews from travelers regarding Vegas. Coming from a state like Washington, I'm 90% sure you would be miserable there. Take Ned's advice. CA hospitals usually follow state...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. verbal contract with American Mobile Nursing
    The exact thing happened to me...I was told I accepted a verbal contract with Kaiser through AMN just because the recruiter discussed pay and location with me. I was told it was a verbal contract and...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Nursing in Saudi Arabia
    I would be afraid to go to those parts of the world right now. Had a former army nurse tell me somethings about the different culture there for women...you had to be fully clothed and cover all of...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Finding own housing in NYC
    Tell your recruiter you will go only if you can get an apartment. Fastaff houses some of the travelers in apartments. Call travel and housing and ask them when an apartment will be available. I...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Help! The old bait and switch
    Most likely it won't get any better. Sorry for what you are going through! Any chance you are with American mobile ?? This sounds like one of their tactics. Your contract has not been signed, your...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Getting a California License
    Just a bit of info http://healthcaretraveler.modernmedicine.com/healthcare-traveler/news/thousands-nurses-wait-california-clear-backlogged-licensure-applications
    Mar 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Has anyone worked at any of the Sutter Hospitals as a traveler or contingent staff
    The staff still works 12 hr shifts...all of the travelers are 8 hrs.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Getting a California License
    I wonder what has been the hold up lately?? I sent in fingerprint cards and received my license in about 6-8 weeks. A girl I know had to have here reviewed for an old felony and hers only took a...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Has anyone worked at any of the Sutter Hospitals as a traveler or contingent staff
    Hospitals in CA have strict patient/nurse ratios...having more than 2 pts at a time should never happen! Also, most if not all Sutter facilities are going to 8 hr shifts only, including travelers.
    Feb 2
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Traveling to St Thomas, VI
    What agency did you use? Let us know how it goes!
    Feb 1
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. tele test at Boston Medical Center, anyone taken a test after accepting the assignmen
    How long have you been a nurse? Just familiarize yourself with the basic rhythms....v fib, v tach,a systole, a fib, a flutter, SVT, heart blocks....possibly what interventions you would perform for...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Auto Insurance questions
    Your car insurance will cover you wherever you go.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Travel Nurse, Checklist for getting started
    I can understand your position...but most agencies, especially the bigger ones are no longer accepting faxes of documents. You have to upload them yourself to their portals on your own. I guess they...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Travel Nurse, Checklist for getting started
    I worried about the quality, but them I sent the files to myself via email and downloaded them and printed them. I could not tell a difference between the original and the copy. But to each it's own!
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Travel Nurse, Checklist for getting started
    There are several smart phone apps that will turn simple pictures of your documents into PDFs for easy uploads and emailing. I use genius scan.
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Fastaff
    The thing about that is that it can happen in any travel assignment. I had friends that had contracts cancelled after 3 weeks due to hospital's low census (Cross Country, American Mobile, RTG)....
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Fastaff
    I've worked with Fastaff for almost 2 years now and haven't had any problems *fingers crossed*. When I first started with the "intake recruiter", I never had any problems with him calling me back. We...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Live on the east coast, but work on the west coast?
    I wonder how long ago that post was...usually if they are doing that, they are per diem. Those hours may or may not be guaranteed especially overtime.
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Travel Nurse, Checklist for getting started
    Some hospitals require a 2 step PPD...which only means you have to have a second one done.
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Is There Such Thing As Free Housing?
    Are you there with Fastaff? I would love to work there! The ICU here is pretty good..I don't have any complaints. I hear them frequent from the L&D and floor nurses though.
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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