I am new to nursing and I have seen different posts about Travel nursing and Agency nursing. Is there a difference between the two or is it the same thing just different terminology? If there is a difference, can you please explain the differences?
No, no fighting. Since the truth CAN be heard, we REAL travelers know, and live, the truth everyday on our 13 week assignments!!!
By the way, just because travelers only work at an assignment for 13 weeks, does not mean that they are NOT valued at that facility! Many different reasons go into a person leaving after 13 weeks. VERY, VERY rarely is it because the facility no longer wants us.
I am The Perpetual Tourist! I want to see and experience as much of the country that I can. I do not travel for the money. I travel for the experience. I have been in management; I have done the charge thing! I no longer wish to do that! I travel to get a piece of Americana! NOT because I cannot hold down a longer job.
In my seven facilities that I have been at, I have been asked to stay, either by extending again or going permanent, at 6 of them. I did not want to. I have been treated as staff at those 6. Included in anything and everything that staff has been included in. I have oriented new staff, I have taught classes to their staff; I have been valued! Just because I stayed less than 6 months, I have not been treated differently at all!
I guess, after coming home from my 12 hour night shift (where, yes, I am being included in the staff Christmas functions!), your statements hit me VERY wrong! Because, I know for a fact, that most of what you posted is erroneous.
For my "attitude", I am sorry. But, I am not sorry for pointing out the fallacies of your statements.
Last edit by rncopper on Dec 5, '03