Hi. I am an RN student. I was wondering how many years of experience in nursing working at hospitals, etc. it would take before a RN could start doing agency work? Does the agency ever hire new RN graduates? Also, are you constantly being routed to different hospitals, etc. that you have never worked for? And, do you ever get any insurance benefits if you work for one agency?
Also, what is the average starting Agency RN hourly or annual wage in Florida? How much are some of you making in the states you are in now? About how much could I expect to make per year if I worked full time, part time or on a PRN basis?
Jun 14, '03
RN2007: Try doing a search of Agency Wages and you will find many posts on this topic. Let me know if you need help doing a search (one of the little blue buttons on the top right of the post).
After you have been a nurse on a busy floor, you will understand why we are saying you need at least a year of experience. You need to know when to say no to an assignment, perform all duties on your own, and have the confidence and expertise to advocate for your patients.
Yes, you might float "where ever". Inteview your agency first and thoroughly and you get what you are willing to take. It takes experience to know what to look out for and what to ask for.
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