Nursing in Los Angeles

  1. Hi, I am seasoned travel NICU nurse and want to go to LA to help out a family member.
    I only have level III experience. In my last job, which was about a year with contract extensions, I was mainly kept with level II infants because the unit needed level III assignments for new staff and regular staff that preferred to work level III.
    That was ok with me, but it seems that Los Angeles Children's is a level IV.
    I guess my question is, are my chances of working there diminished because I have no level IV experience?
    Has anyone worked there that can tell me if this hospital is travel friendly?
    I'd appreciate any help as California is not a compact state and even though the agency will reimburse me for licensure I don't want to go through all of it if the hospital won't really want me.
    Thanks for any time given to my question.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   NedRN
    It is extremely rare that a level 4 NICU experience traveler to actually be assigned to the most difficult patients. Discuss appropriate assignments for your skills and experience with a few agencies. Pick the one best for you and discuss any further concerns when the manager interviews you.
  4. by   Wolf at the Door
    Why not try UCLA? It is level 3 NICU. You will make more at UCLA than CHLA. Benefits much better. I don't care to promote UCLA but, that is you're best option.
  5. by   fifita2010
    Thanks for the responses.

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