Quote from saralee777
wat company do you travel with? Have you heard of any good ones out there? I only do psych.
I travel with Cross Country. They work well for me, and I have heard good things from others about several other companies - in particular I have heard good things about HRN and Sagent. I can't say with them from personal experience as I have stayed with the same company all these years. I believe I have even seen ads for a company that specializes in psych in the nursing magazines.
The thing to do is figure out exactly what you need/want from a company and search among them. Some larger companies, such as the one I'm with are good if you want a variety of jobs in many different parts of the country and a large organization of support staff (housing, payroll, clinical liason, etc.). Some find the smaller companies to be more "personal" and prefer that. Some companies may have jobs only in certain parts of the country, but may specialize there and have more assignments that are exclusive. Payrates can vary as can benefits offered. You may want a company that pays top dollar and be willing to live in a motel, or do without benefits, or you might need just the opposite.
This is where shopping around and interviewing a lot of companies is a good idea. Remember you can interview them as well as allowing them to interview you!