i wanna go to hawaii ......yAY!!! - page 2

i've just recently decided i'd like to try travel nursing. i have a CA & NV licence & experience in ER & critical care. i "wanna go to Hawaii" ...but am hesitant to commit to longer than 4 weeks.... Read More

  1. by   RNERHOUSESUPOR
    Have you checked into driving to California, dropping the car off at the shipyard and flying out of LAX? We were able to pick our car up in San Francisco when it arrived. Maybe you don't have the time or want to drive all that way, but it may save a little on the shipping charge. When are you scheduled to start?
  2. by   swater
    Quote from RNERHOUSESUPOR
    Have you checked into driving to California, dropping the car off at the shipyard and flying out of LAX? We were able to pick our car up in San Francisco when it arrived. Maybe you don't have the time or want to drive all that way, but it may save a little on the shipping charge. When are you scheduled to start?

    The 11th of June
  3. by   RNERHOUSESUPOR
    That's just around the corner. What Island are you going to?? What hospital are you working for? If you are going to Ohau and living in Wikiki you won't have a problem without a car for a while. Do the weekend rental specials every other week and drive around the island. If you are only staying for 13 to 26 weeks you may not need a car.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
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    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Aug 11, '09
  5. by   swater
    Quote from RNERHOUSESUPOR
    That's just around the corner. What Island are you going to?? What hospital are you working for? If you are going to Ohau and living in Wikiki you won't have a problem without a car for a while. Do the weekend rental specials every other week and drive around the island. If you are only staying for 13 to 26 weeks you may not need a car.
    I am staying on the Big Island-Kona and they do not hsve public trasportation. Kona Community Hospital
  6. by   JaxiaKiley
    Keep us updated -- I love to hear how it is going I want to eventually take an assignment there.
  7. by   Nat_gagui
    Wow, i envy you, since i'm only a student now, i hope i can follow those who did this adventure too as travel Nurse.

    Nat
  8. by   RNERHOUSESUPOR
    As I mentioned before, Hawaii was my favorite island to visit. Didn't live or work there much. Did an agency shift in an ICU that wasn't too bad but the race to and from the plane from Ohau wasn't too good. They did work on island time though and were not too upset by my being almost late. Good luck and let us know how it is there now.
  9. by   swater
    Quote from LadyNASDAQ
    I have sent out reciprocity papers with a check to Hawaii. I can hardly wait for that license. I am starting my 27 week assignment next Tuesday ad am very excited to plan for Hawaii as my next port of call as I term it.

    Aloha!!!!
    What Island are you going to? I am leaving for Kona on the Big Island June 11. Are you an RN of LPN? And what is your speciality? Aloha
  10. by   nightingale
    swat, watch the date when you are sending a response or pose a question to a poster. The post from ladynasdaq is from May of 2003 (we have all done it).

    just an FYI
  11. by   CJ777
    Quote from LadyNASDAQ
    I have sent out reciprocity papers with a check to Hawaii. I can hardly wait for that license. I am starting my 27 week assignment next Tuesday ad am very excited to plan for Hawaii as my next port of call as I term it.

    Aloha!!!!
    I am an RN with 18 yrs. exp. Med/surg/oncology mainly. I haven't traveled yet. I have asked companies about HI. I cannot get any of them to even work with me for an assignment. They bait and switch. Or just say the license takes to long to get. You will not make any money etc...can you give me any advise?
  12. by   zipporah
    RNERHOUSESUPERVISOR..can I ask you about your assignment? I haven't heard good things about travel in Hawaii. I hear poor wages, shifts not guarenteed, travelers not accepted and dumped on...this was form an Er nurse...I am ICU/CVICU but I've done some supervisor work...they hire travel house supervisors? I wanted to go to Hilo...
  13. by   CJ777
    Hello, I just a call today from a company that had several postions. Including Hilo. Ask for Laurie at nursefinders.com. 866-882-9431. I thought the pay she quoted was fair. Especailly after talking to recruiters for AZ. FLA. etc. It included airfare and rental. I know that being on an island they should. But I have ran across companies that have gave quotes not including. I am not going unless they guarente hours etc. I cannot afford to work for a company that it actually "costs me". Hey stay in touch if you want. I really would like to see how it goes for both of us,,,

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