Compact States

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    Thinking about getting back into travel nursing. USVI is top of list but I seem to get more negative reviews than positive? It is still on the list, but I wanted to hear what those of you who are out in trenchs have to say about the compact states. Who seems to have the most assignments? Best potential for staying long term and going staff? Things to do and see while on assignment? Any info, good or bad!

    I have worked with CCTC in the past, also considering Clinical One, Advantage RN, and/or RN Network.

    Thanks!
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    This is a confusing post. Are you wanting to go to the Virgin Islands? It's not that hard to spell. Do you want to take a travel assignment to obtain a fulltime job? What does the Compact state Licensing have to do with it? The only thing I can answer for sure is stay away from CCTC in my opinion. Nothing personal, just my opinion and worth what you paid for it.

    Rod
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    Sorry for the confusion. I am thinking about traveling again and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI-easier to type) is top of my list. I am thinking of making a permanent move, so a travel contract is a great way to check different places out. Goingto a compact states is easier logistically, since I won't have to apply for a license. I'm sure that those of you who are out there doing a lot of contracts have some idea of which states seem to have the most contracts. My first contract was with CCTC back in 2000 and I renewed at that hospital (large teaching hospital in NC) for 3 years!

    Thanks for the warning about CCTC. I never had a problem when I was with them, however, I know that a lot of things have changed in the world of travel. I will proceed with extreme caution.
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    "Goingto a compact states is easier logistically, since I won't have to apply for a license."

    That will only be true if you have a multistate license and if you don't actually "move" to the state. Check the rules before making the decision and move.

    Rod
    Last edit by RNERHOUSESUPOR on Mar 8, '11 : Reason: added quotation marks
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    Rod,

    Yes, I know that! Not sure why you are being so negative in your response? I have a license in NC and realize that IF I make a permanent move to a non-compact state that I will need to get license in said state and will no longer be allowed to use compact license? I'm not an idiot. I was simply asking about jobs in compact states, where people have been, did they like one state over another, etc. I realize all of that is dependent on individual tastes, needs, etc. JUST asking IN GENERAL. So, if you don't have anything productive to add, please move on.
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    Quote from bonesrn
    I have a license in NC and realize that IF I make a permanent move to a non-compact state that I will need to get license in said state and will no longer be allowed to use compact license?
    I don't know if you're aware or not (and I don't mean to sound negative or condescending, but there seems to always be a lot of confusion about how the NLC works), but, if you are licensed in a compact state and move (permanently) anywhere, you still need to apply for a new license. You can use your NC license with "compact privileges" to work in any other compact state as long as you maintain your permanent residence in NC -- however, if you move to another state, even another compact state, you have to apply for a license in your new home state (or the state in which you intend to work).

    You're only allowed to hold one "compact license" at a time, and it must be in your (current) home state.

    Best wishes for the traveling!
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    OMG! I get it! I wasn't asking how it works, I know how it works. I was asking for info on the compact states. For those who have done a few contracts in those states, what did you like? Not like? IF you were going to relocate, which of the compact states would you go to?

    So, I don't mean to sound unappreciative of the info, but I get it!
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    Maybe next time instead of sounding snide and unappreciative after a very confusing post you should think about what you post before you post.... You ask about compact states in your title and then the first sentence of your post is asking about USVI.....

    I dont think Rod or anyone was being negative in their response, just wanted some clarification on what you were asking about. With the info you gave, it was unclear, maybe it was clear in your thought process but it did not come through in your text/post....
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    Lol... since no one seems to be answering you question here goes...
    I too am a permanent resident of NC, and Texas has been the only compact state Ive traveled to and the only one I would consider relocating to. The weather is warm mostly all year, the people are nice, and I can get my sweet tea in restaurants. Hope this helps.
    Oh and I forgot to add that out of all the compact states TX does also seem to have the most assignments available.
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    thank you tarheel...i didn't think it was that difficult to understand.

    thinking about getting back into travel nursing. usvi is top of list but i seem to get more negative reviews than positive? it is still on the list, but i wanted to hear what those of you who are out in trenchs have to say about the compact states. who seems to have the most assignments? best potential for staying long term and going staff? things to do and see while on assignment? any info, good or bad

    yes, i mention the usvi ( using the abbreviation is irrelevant, so not sure why the poster felt they had to point out that it wasn't hard to spell, it's just a common abbreviation). however, i said that i was getting more negative feedback, so, i wanted to hear what others had to say about the compact states. very simple request from someone who is exploring their options, no?

    thanks for all of your help. as for the remark on cctc, my recruiter has been great! i have registered with more than one agency and it doesn't take long to figure out who the good recruiters are, regardless of the company. the recruiter can make or break your assignment, but we also have some accountability in speaking up right from the start, being clear about what we want, and what we won't tolerate. i tell every recruiter that i am registered with other companies, tell them what i want, and then let them bring me the offers. we are in the drivers seat, not them.

    plans are made, bags are packed...thanks again!



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