Alaska Travel Nursing - page 2

Hi! Looking to travel to AK for May-July. Looking for opinions, comments, suggestions, experiences and anything you'd like to share. Currently in CA and ready to see more of the world!... Read More

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    For those that have traveled to Anchorage, what apartment's were you put up in? Just trying to get an idea, of how nice they are, and areas located in.

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    I'm in Anchorage now with a contract at Providence Med Center. Cross Country is the vendor manager for Prov and I'm with NovaPro, part of CC. I am in company provided housing. It is a fully furnished apartment very close to hospital. It is very functional and comfortable for my non-working husband and me. Other travelers, my co-workers are in similar apartments nearby. Most of us are on 3-6 month winter contracts; there are over 20 of us in my department, the OR. Some have chosen their own housing they located on Craigslist. For example the stipend for this time of year in AK is around $1400 per month. A co-worker found a semi-furnished condo that she is sharing with another nurse (a local) and she is sharing the rent and is saving around $900 a month. This is a great scenario for my young single friend/coworker, but its not for me. We are all (?) satisfied with housing choices and options. I believe the winter contracts are higher than summer when tourist season is booming and housing is more expensive.
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    Thank you for the information. very helpful
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    How was your trip to AK? Did you end up going?
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    Thank u for your post,
    I am seeking a job in Alaska this summer 2014 ICU
    want to be in Anchorage how did it go?
    I am not w Cross Country yet.
    My assignment ends here in Fl April 15
    compare Providence with Alaska Native with the HCA hospital. I forget the name
    any insight helpful
    any overtime?
    Did they furnish a rental car ?
    I am single could share housing to save money
    so excited
    thx, K
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    I am a new RN, but I have 5 yrs of LPN experience. Traveling as a nurse has always been an interest of mine. How many years of experience would an RN need to be hired for contract travel nursing? Thanks.
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    One year in a specialty.

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