I had a phone "interview" with a representative from an agency based out of California this past Wednesday
Nov 23, '12
]I had a phone "interview" with a representative from an agency based out of California this past Wednesday. I was wondering how everything in the travel nursing industry usually works and how a person gets training in this area of nursing. I just wanted to get some feedback on what happens in the interview process.
I felt like they immediately wanted to set me up with a potential contract and I don't even know half about their agency and what type of environment they would put me in. My main experience level is LTC but I want more learning in acute care. Wanting advice if this is a good idea to put myself in this position and if not what suggestions do people have to get toward the acute side of nursing.
Nov 25, '12
Travel nursing is not for gaining experience in another area...by acute care, I'm assuming you mean ICU? You may be floated to a different area, but i doubt ICU unless you have experience there.
You should only take an assignment within your scope of practice. When you accept an assignment, you may get only one day of orientation, then are expected to hit the ground running.