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Anyone traveling only in Florida?

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Are any travelers only traveling within the state of Florida? Or have any traveled in Florida that can reccomend a good company to contract with? Recommend any particular hospitals? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!!:)

Edited by enchantedpixie

flnursemichelle

Specializes in pcu/stepdown/tele. Has 4 years experience.

If you are considering just traveling in florida, you will have to keep your options open to several different companies. and beware that it seems to be an all or nothing type of thing. I had been looking for over a month before I found my current assignment but then I had 6 offers in a matter of days. I had to decide quick which ones to take. luckily for me they started at different times and I was able to book in advance so I'm set until march. Good luck and if you need names of companies looking for people right now, let me know and I can pm them to you. Good luck!!

manda0125

Has 4 years experience.

If your interested in South Florida there are many HCA hospitals and they use All About Staffing for their contracts Ive done a few contracts with them, they seem to pay the best here ( I also have worked with other agencies in Fl)

SnowShoeRN

Specializes in Family Medicine, Tele/Cardiac, Camp. Has 10 years experience.

How's working in Florida in general? I'm considering taking my first travel assignment there, but haven't heard very good things about staffing ratios or the ways hospitals treat travelers. Hoping these are isolated incidents, because not only do I have family nearby, but it sure would be nice to spend the winter in Florida! :)

I would recommend the west coast from Florida, my assignment in largo medical was great! All about staffing was the best choice.

In general Florida is a hard state for nurses because the pay and the staffing ratio are really bad! But the west coast was great!:yeah:

Runman1914, MSN, RN

Specializes in ER, Tele, Cardiac Cath Lab.

How's working in Florida in general? I'm considering taking my first travel assignment there, but haven't heard very good things about staffing ratios or the ways hospitals treat travelers. Hoping these are isolated incidents, because not only do I have family nearby, but it sure would be nice to spend the winter in Florida! :)

I did 10 years of travel nursing . 90% in south florida. The pay is bad and they treat travelers terrible. Especially in palm beach county. The travelers are given the highest ratios of pts, the worse families and worse pts. The weather is the only good thing about traveling in florida this time of year. Do a ton of research on the hospital you are planning to go to .

I would highly advise to say out of any hospital in palm beach county. The patients and families in that area are by far the worse i have ever dealt with!!!!

It's possible to stay in only one state like another poster said, you'll just have to keep your options open, and sign up with several agencies. I've done 90% of my traveling in NY (homebase) and work with many agencies so I always have offers available.

LadyTiger44

Has 6 years experience.

Looking to get my license in FL, and it seems like you have to have the med errors CE completed before you submit for your license, but the website they recommend you have to enter your FL license number. So I do I complete the class elsewhere and then go to the website to report it after I get the license?

nursinadream

Specializes in L&D, OR, travel. Has 37 years experience.

I did that course through Western schools on line. Any other provider will work, and there are plenty. You can google the course name and many options will come up. I chose Western because I have used them before.

I am working on a Florida license too. Fingerprinting is a hurdle for me because I'm currently in the Virgin Islands and the government offices have short hours - yes even law enforcement.

Deb