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by nurseontheway nurseontheway (Member) Member

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I have never worked as an agency nurse before. Are you expected to just jump in when you get to the facility? Are you usually given a tour of the facility or does that vary by location? I have been a nurse for a while but this is different for me. What about time to shadow from another nurse? 

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L-ICURN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I took an assignment from a local company a few years ago. I think of it as the local version of travel nursing. I was paid a little more than the permanent staff (not all of them). I got one day computer training, and 1 shift with a staff RN. Then I was on my own. My guess is that it varies by location, since I've seen hospitals give travelers 2 shifts worth of orientation. 

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CalicoKitty has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-surg.

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I've seen agency nurses show up at my hospital working with no preceptor on day 1. No tour. Not positive about "hospital orientation".

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NurseRossi has 11 years experience.

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How did you get along with your agency nursing? I am due to start soon as well and got no clue how would it be like and was wonderin if to work in a care home or in a hospital setting.. 

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Agency Nursing forum 

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DesertwindRN is a ADN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, Peds, Pediatraic Home Care, Infusion.

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No orientation,  they have always been in a crunch and paying agency rates——————-they don’t invite you to the party unless they are extremely busy and short staffed.  Travel nursing is different and some orientation is provided along with metrology test with 100% expectation.  Loved agency and travel.

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