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Anyone heard of Protouch Medical?

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by gizmojamz gizmojamz, BSN, RN (Member) Member

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I would like to get some insight from travel nurses on this employment agency. I've googled it and it comes up as Protouch Staffing. I've never heard of it but from the 10 reviews I've seen on Glassdoor, it appears to be a legit agency. But I still don't know. Has anyone worked with this company before? The reason I ask for insight from travel nurses is that I received I call from them and decided to call them back. The guy I spoke with told me that they are used to getting new grads jobs and that the closest job opportunities they could potentially get me (relative to my area, North Texas) are in the state of New Mexico. I'm from the DFW area and I've had a tough time getting accepted to the nurse residencies around here and I can't say I'm too surprised but I thought I'd at least get a bite on something. My colleagues from school have managed to get accepted to these with no problem. I should mention that I have a BSN and experience in both long term care and acute care as a nurse assistant. I ask because at this point relocation may be my only other option and I'm slightly hesitant because it would be a huge jump to take but an obvious plus for my career. If you have worked with this agency, what did you think about it? Any tips would be appreciated.

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Is this for a travel position? I'd usually recommend against that for a new grad, but if it is LTC you want to do, it should be OK.

If you want to be in a different specialty, you should go for that. Don't do the travel assignment. Spread your search for internships nationwide. Location doesn't matter, two years later you have the experience to work anywhere in your specialty. Do the time, that is the way to successful career in nursing.

Doing LTC right out of school is an easy path, but it will be much harder to get specialty training after that. That said, if you are going on to grad school for NP or similar, specialty training may be moot.

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