First Assignment!!!! - page 2

So I have just accepted my first 8wk assignment to San Antonio, TX. I picked 8 wks to see if travel nursing was for me. I have less than 2 weeks to get everything in order, I don't even know where my... Read More

  1. by   tryingtolearn
    Hi Dee_RN. I am new to travel nursing. My agent is having me consider an assignment in San Antonio that will also be an 8wk job. It is with NurseChoice as well. I would be interested to know how your experience is going and where you are? My offer is at Christus Santa Rosa. I wont be traveling with anyone or know anybody there. It would be nice to connect with someone before going. Thanks!! Good luck with your assignment!
  2. by   tryingtolearn
    Has anyone else had any experience with Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio? Not the childrens facitlity. Is it a good place to work? Do they like travelers?
  3. by   Dee_RN
    That's a good ideas, I need to start a binder of everything I think I'll need while away from home. Thanks so much for responding to the post!! Guess I need to check and make sure everything is on order, good luck on your journey!
  4. by   Dee_RN
    I'm going to the same hospital, I don't leave until next week so, I'll let you know how it goes unless you beat me there lol! I, pretty much set to go except for my licenses of course which is the most important piece. I'm just ready to go and experience this journey.
  5. by   NurseRies
    Quote from tryingtolearn
    Has anyone else had any experience with Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio? Not the childrens facitlity. Is it a good place to work? Do they like travelers?
    Christis Santa Rosa is one of the nicest hospitals in the city! My great uncle lives here and he worked in the medical field, that is the only hospital he will go to. I work at 4 different hospitals with my travel assignment in San Antonio. From what I've heard, you are def at a good place. San Antonio is a great city with a lot of nice people, great weather, and the patients are overall very respectful and kind. Best of luck! I'm here too as my first travel assignment if you all ever want to meet!
  6. by   Dee_RN
    Made it finally to San Antonio! Visited the hospital now I'm just ready to knock out these 8 weeks and meet the kiddos!!! My excitement starts NOW!!
  7. by   tvm4315
    Quote from Dee_RN
    Made it finally to San Antonio! Visited the hospital now I'm just ready to knock out these 8 weeks and meet the kiddos!!! My excitement starts NOW!!
    Good luck to you! Please post about your journey so new travelers can get a feel of what to expect
  8. by   Dee_RN
    Quote from tvm4315

    Good luck to you! Please post about your journey so new travelers can get a feel of what to expect
    Thank you, and I surely will!!!
  9. by   Lovelymo79
    I'm looking to start traveling in August and looking in Fastaff, NurseChoice and On Assignment because of their short assignments. I work as a CTICU nurse and had 1 and 1/2 year experience. I also work as an agency nurse. I'm looking to start the process since I know it will take awhile to get the licenses. I want to go to Cali, Georgia and back home to NY/NJ (I live in TX now). So excited! Keep us posted on how everything is going, especially as a new traveler! By the way, does any of the traveling companies pay for your licenses?
  10. by   Dee_RN
    Quote from Lovelymo79
    I'm looking to start traveling in August and looking in Fastaff, NurseChoice and On Assignment because of their short assignments. I work as a CTICU nurse and had 1 and 1/2 year experience. I also work as an agency nurse. I'm looking to start the process since I know it will take awhile to get the licenses. I want to go to Cali, Georgia and back home to NY/NJ (I live in TX now). So excited! Keep us posted on how everything is going, especially as a new traveler! By the way, does any of the traveling companies pay for your licenses?
    Since you reside in Texas which is a compact state you may not have to purchase a new license. Unless you travel to a state that is not apart of the compact. The company I'm with does reimburse you for travel expenses and license.
  11. by   Lovelymo79
    Yeah. The states I want to travel to are not on the compact list. I eventually want to come back to Texas but for now, I have a bunch of states I want to travel to first.
  12. by   Dee_RN
    Well good luck!!! The earlier you start to find a company and a job the better, they require different documents and they want it ASAP!! I've learned a lot from my first assignment already!!
  13. by   Lovelymo79
    Thanks! And good luck to you in this assignment! I want to travel in August but I'm doing all my paperwork now!

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