Anyone going to Haiti?

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mellingbar

mellingbar

Specializes in ER, MED-SURG, TELE. 4 Posts

a couple of travelers i work with got an email from fastaff who were looking for RNs to go on two week assignments and i think it was paid. i looked on the site myself today but did not see anythiing that stood out directly to go to Haiti, may want to look more in depth. we donated and are still contemplating going but, i also heard that there is a lot of gang formation and that a lot of people who are trying to get over are stuck in various places because pop is just swamped. hope any of this helps...

diveyRN

diveyRN

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i'm a travel nurse. fastaff sent out the following email:

attn: rn's!!!! fastaff is actively recruiting registered nurses for disaster relief in haiti . must be available to travel within 24 hours of notification from fastaff. must be available for a minimum of 2 weeks, expect to be away from home for 16 days with travel. must hold a current u.s. passport – there are no excep...tions. pay is $40.00 per hour (minimum 12 hour shifts for 14 consecutive days) overtime after 40 hours. fastaff requirements:- must have a complete application- must have a current r.n. license- must provide a current bls or cpr card- immunizations record updates – (please provide what is current) - immunizations will be provided thru staging area of deployment.

general information:nurses will fly to san antonio for fastaff orientation and staging -nurses will be transported to a military staging area for processing of records and orientation... [color=#3b5998]see more- nurses must allow required immunizations shots to be administered at staging area-nurses will be transported within 24 hours of arrival in tx to haiti by military transport. tent and cot living conditions. mre – military ready to eat meals is likely all that will be available. must be fast paced, understand the conditions, understand that there is not a guaranteed way to leave if they cannot handle the requirements or environment. should only travel with toiletries and scrubs either call your recruiter directly or 888-337-0600.

i told my recruiter to sign me up! i'm not sure how soon they are sending nurses out.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Good info about Fastaff. Thanks on behalf of those who are interested and able to respond.

DroogieRN

DroogieRN

Has 2 years experience. 304 Posts

Do you think there would be any need for graduate-nurse RNs who are awaiting taking the boards? I expect to graduate in early May. I am sure there will still be a need for nurses -- would there be a need for me if I had not yet become licensed? I really want to go.

iloveleeks

iloveleeks

Specializes in NICU, missions. 28 Posts

Fastaff Travel Nurse agency sent out a notice...apparently paying nurses $40/hour (living in a tent city) to go there. I see they are advertising on their website, but the salary info came from a colleague that was contacted by them.

Medellia

Medellia

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I'm BSN new graduate awaiting my NCLEX-RN as well (scheduled Feb. 1st) but I feel strongly compelled to go to Haiti, regardless. Is there volunteer organizations taking new graduate nurses??? I joined Red Cross disaster relief about a week before the earthquake in Haiti. My orientation however, is not until this Thursday, either way I doubt I'll be able to go through them.

piscesguy

piscesguy

Specializes in Hospice Volunteer. 58 Posts

I am currently on the short list to head out in the next 7-10 days. I am an LVN with 1 year experience in Med Surg and Peds. I went thru Angel Staffing as they seem to be the company thats organizing it here in South Texas.

I hope this helps!

Good luck to you, take care.

piscesguy

piscesguy

Specializes in Hospice Volunteer. 58 Posts

from diveyRN

I told my recruiter to sign me up! I'm not sure how soon they are sending nurses out.

Good luck if you are called and take care.

Womankind

Womankind

Specializes in Maternal Child Health - specialty in wom. Has 22 years experience. 19 Posts

See www.onenurseatatime.org for information regarding groups going to Haiti and possible scholorships to help defray your personal costs.

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lperkrn

lperkrn, MSN, RN

Specializes in School RN, Ambulatory, Public Health. Has 6 years experience. 74 Posts

See www.onenurseatatime.org for information regarding groups going to Haiti and possible scholorships to help defray your personal costs.

Thanks for this site!

Womankind

Womankind

Specializes in Maternal Child Health - specialty in wom. Has 22 years experience. 19 Posts

No problem and GOOD LUCK!

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