Travel nursing experience

  1. 0
    To be a traveling nurse, is it true that you MUST have at least one year of experience?
  2. 2,870 Visits
    Find Similar Topics
  3. 24 Comments so far...

  4. 0
    Quote from nursekrin
    To be a traveling nurse, is it true that you MUST have at least one year of experience?
    Most Traveling Nurse agencies want at least a year, at least the ones I have talk to.
  5. 0
    I personally think that you should have at least two. You will not get any orientation to speak of atht efacility, other than just extreme basics. you need ot be able to hit the floor running.........

    Same thing with working local agency in your area..
  6. 0
    I started doing travel nursing one year and five months after graduation. I would not attempt to do travel nursing without at least one year's experience.
  7. 0
    Quote from nursekrin
    To be a traveling nurse, is it true that you MUST have at least one year of experience?
    Any agency that would take someone with less....should be closed down.

    I personally think that they should require 2 years or more for traveling.
  8. 0
    Why do you think they need at least 2yrs. I had learned alot in a year.




    : :
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Any agency that would take someone with less....should be closed down.

    I personally think that they should require 2 years or more for traveling.
  9. 0
    You probably have been practicing in one facility. Things are done differently in different states and parts of the country.......you need to be able to adjust rather quickly.

    Could you just walk in to a facility where you have never been, get no orientation, and begin working?

    I highly suggest that any of you think that it is something easy to do, try working local agnecy in your area for a few shifts. And not at a sister facility to one where you are currrently employed.

    Then come back and post..........You will ge the picture.
    You can't learn everything in one year........sorry.....there is so much that you haven't seen yet.
  10. 0
    I have worked for an agency and yes you are right they just throw you in on the floor, but I guess I have been lucky because the other nurses have been willing to help if I come across somethink I am unsure of. I started doing this about 1yr after graduation. No I never said it was easy challenging maybe. :smackingf



    Quote from suzanne4
    You probably have been practicing in one facility. Things are done differently in different states and parts of the country.......you need to be able to adjust rather quickly.

    Could you just walk in to a facility where you have never been, get no orientation, and begin working?

    I highly suggest that any of you think that it is something easy to do, try working local agnecy in your area for a few shifts. And not at a sister facility to one where you are currrently employed.

    Then come back and post..........You will ge the picture.
    You can't learn everything in one year........sorry.....there is so much that you haven't seen yet.
  11. 0
    Quote from swater
    Why do you think they need at least 2yrs. I had learned alot in a year.
    And you will have learned oh sooo much more in two.
  12. 0
    I agree with you on that I learn something new everytime I walk into a different facility


Top