First Assignment!!!! - page 3

by Dee_RN 7,873 Views | 33 Comments

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 head is right now! I am... Read More


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    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!!!
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!!
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    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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    Most agencies do reimburse for direct licensure costs with receipts, but may not reimburse for associated costs such as background check and license verifications.
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    Good to know. Thanks!
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    Been reading the thread. i have been interested in travel nursing for a long time and thinking to do it soon. How has your experience been, Dee?
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    Well I've just started, my first day by myself was yesterday. I would say do your research ask your recruiter for more than one option to interview for. It's not bad where I'm at its just different from what I'm use to. I guess I need to shake that fast bc it's always gonna be different from what you're "use to." They don't have a lot of ancillary help, so the nurse wears many hats. The people I work with are extremely nice so it makes it better. I think I just jumped for the first position I heard available! I'm learning from my experience now what to do for my next assignment! Good luck with everything!


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