RN Demand?

  1. I've been looking into travel nursing options and have spoken with RN Demand. Does anyone have any experience with this company or other good options? I am new to travelling. thanks
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  3. by   123DanceWithMe
    Don't know about RN Demand??? I'm thinking of travel when I graduate. Can anyone tell me about travel pay, benefit and housing in Birmingham, Alabama? I am from there and have family there so want to go back. Does anybody know about UAB, St. Vincent's or Medical Center East and what they pay travel nurses? I have heard California pays exceptionally well.
  4. by   SassyRN2469
    I am on my first assignment with RN Demand. I have been VERY impressed with my recruiter, my account representative, and the assignment. They were not pushy, they have been honest, and the assignment has been great...everything that was promised. They have kept in contact with me to make sure I was comfortable with the assignment, and facilitated me when I needed a schedule change due to unit specific certifications. I am happy so far...had been with another company in the past and was not happy because I was constantly being jerked around by the hospital (not as a contracted employee, but as a PRN staffer.). I hope this helps. Judy
  5. by   sassyg0110
    Quote from SassyRN2469
    I am on my first assignment with RN Demand. I have been VERY impressed with my recruiter, my account representative, and the assignment. They were not pushy, they have been honest, and the assignment has been great...everything that was promised. They have kept in contact with me to make sure I was comfortable with the assignment, and facilitated me when I needed a schedule change due to unit specific certifications. I am happy so far...had been with another company in the past and was not happy because I was constantly being jerked around by the hospital (not as a contracted employee, but as a PRN staffer.). I hope this helps. Judy
    Judy,
    I have just been the victim of a bait and switch...please PM me with more info on RNDemand. Thank you
    SArah
  6. by   Niecey
    I'm a Pediatric Nurse and I've been looking into RN Demand for my next assignment. I've been speaking with the recruiter but I've been burned in the past by another agency so I'm very skeptical of everyone else. RN Demand seems ok, but only time will tell, if anyone has any insight about RN Demand, drop a word. Thanks!
    Last edit by nightingale on Nov 2, '06
  7. by   seanymph
    I traveled with RNDemand and was very happy with them. My pay was always on time, correct and when I needed something I called and either talked with someone or got a call back in a timely manner. They worked very hard to get me an assignment in an area that was not known for taken travelers or very few of them.
  8. by   nurseontheloose
    so far they have been great to me. i had a problem with the facility they sent me to though. the facililty said bad things about me, but re demnd stood up for me, and quickly found me a new assignment.

    there is always some one there to talk to with any gerneral topic or problems, good and bad.

    i have worked with other travlers who is with the company, and they have been very satisified.
  9. by   seanymph
    Did an assignment with RNDemand and they treated me great. Pay was great, always on time and someone was always there to answer my questions or return calls in a timely manner. Would definitly travel with them again.
  10. by   Lexiebear21
    Hi! I worked for them in 2005-2006. Have you ever done travel nursing before? Nursing is not the only challenge. Be sure you ask lots of questions about the type of institution you're going to. I traveled to Midland TX to a supposedly excellent robotic heart hospital, found myself floated 4 out of the 6 days I worked there. One day of orientation to the ICU unit, no written policy or proceedure manual, and in the midst of all foreign nurses speaking their own tongue. I called my RN Demand recruiter and they had me out of there in a jiffy! I was asked to rate my experience and relate what had occurred and how they should handle further requests from this institution. Believe me, they got an earfull! Within 36 hours they had a new assignment for me in Taos, NM and that was an absolutely wonderful experience! While I did have to float, it was only to the step down unit. I worked only the night shift, so on tele/step down that gave me 6-8 patients/clients, very doable. This small hospital had full time phlebotomists and a 24 hour lab, something that TX didn't have, so there I had to draw all my own tubes and when I got floated to the med-surg units that meant 12 draws at least, and I prayed for good veins. By comparison, I have also worked for Intellistaff and that was a fiasco. I went to Minneapolis for a 13 week contract thinking I was employed by IS. WRONG! They had subcontracted all of us who went to another staffing agency without telling us. Under their terms, we were to float between 4 hospitals scattered throughout the city. And not just one shift at one place and the next shift at another place. In a twelve hour shift, more often than not, I'd work 4 hours in one hospital, then have to drive cross town to finish my 8 hours. I worked a 36 hour week and that happened at least 2x/wk. It was fortunate that the people I worked with were great and very understanding. But there again, I had to read IS the riot act. Bottom line, I'd go back to RN Demand in a heartbeat. I was paid well (over $40/hr), I had my own apartment, I did get a $500 travel allotment. Most important, I had a great recruiter who listened!

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