Quote from matcha-cat
Thanks! That was a very helpful reply.
I was wondering if something like this was possible, and apparently it is. Glad I asked!
I think it's possible, but very uncommon. I'd go into it with the expectation that you'll be quitting your full-time job to make traveling your primary job.
I've known a couple of people who have tried to stay on PRN at their former full-time jobs, but it didn't usually work out. The challenge is that as a PRN staffer, you're the first to be cancelled; therefore, you may make expensive travel arrangements to come back and pick up a shift, just to find that you're cancelled.
As for assignments, you work with an agency who has different available contracts listed. When one of your contracts is coming to a close, they basically have a database of other available contracts in the near future. They help you find one that works for you. They don't just 'tell you where to go' but there are parameters. You are limited to what they have available; you may want more than anything to go to Hawaii, but if there aren't any available in Hawaii, then you aren't going to Hawaii.