Travel Nursing

  1. I am looking into starting a career in travel nursing, any advice?
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
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    I am looking into starting a career in travel nursing, any advice?
    Check out the travel nursing forum under nursing specialties. There are several travel nurses that post frequently there.
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Moved to the Travel Nursing forum.

    I don't know how much experience you have, so I'll just throw this out there anyway. One thing you should know about travel nursing: almost no agency will accept a new grad. That's because the agency expects you to already know your stuff as a nurse--they're not going to offer you Nursing 101. The facilities that you get sent to feel the same way: you may only get a day or two of orientation, and that orientation will be more of "here's where everything is and how we do things here" and not a new grad preceptorship. After that orientation, they expect you to hit the ground running and function independently.

    For those same reasons, don't expect to use travel nursing to make a drastic switch in specialties (e.g., going from Ortho to L&D). You will need experience in the nursing specialty that you plan to do travel work in.

    It's possible there may be travel agencies willing to train you in a certain specialty...I haven't seen them myself, but that doesn't mean they couldn't exist.