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Finding an agency, who will not decline me!

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Neuro, Nephrology, Pulmonology. Has 4 years experience.

Hi,

I am an RN, who has previous travel history. I went back to my home state after a rough assignment. In that two years I never went back to acute care or inpatient care. I want to go back to traveling, the only problem I seem to be facing is no one wants a "Liability" since I have not been in the inpatient setting recently all the recruiters I have spoke with have politely declined me as a candidate. I have a background in PEDS, with my BCLS, and PALS certs.

Does anyone know of any travel companies that staff government facilities? or Even school nurses. I am currently a Public Heath Nurse for a government health department, and have also done school nursing within the past 2 years.

Thanks,

Dana

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Are you looking for a travel agency or a local staffing agency? Most need recent practice in the area you desire to work. Certifications don't mean much without practical work experience

Try talking to a large agency such as Cross Country about school nursing. I'm dubious though that school systems will pay enough for a traveler. Seems like they would just do without.

My my best advice is to get a new job at a teaching hospital who will train you in a new specialty. Yes, it will probably require a two year commitment but you need it anyway. You will get the experience and confidence to handle rough assignments. Pick an exciting new to you city to get the "travel" experience.

Dee_RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Neuro, Nephrology, Pulmonology. Has 4 years experience.

I am looking to travel out of state again.

Dee_RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Neuro, Nephrology, Pulmonology. Has 4 years experience.

I spoke with Advantage RN and RN Network the recruiters said I am okay to travel still because I have had at least one year of acute care within the last five years. Do you know how accurate this is? I know sometimes information can be misunderstood, and I don't want to be left out to dry.

I am having the same problem. I have 18 years experience from ICU, PACU to outpat. surgery. I've been in managed care for the last 3 years. I am trying to get a PACU travel assignment. EVERYONE has told me that I need at least 6mos of recent acute care experience (within the last year). No hospital will accept someone who does not have recent acute care experience. I've even been told twice by recruiters to "massage" my resume so that it looks like I have experience within the past year. I've found that the smaller, more obscure agencies are more willing to work with me than the large travel companies.

Good Luck

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

I spoke with Advantage RN and RN Network the recruiters said I am okay to travel still because I have had at least one year of acute care within the last five years. Do you know how accurate this is? I know sometimes information can be misunderstood, and I don't want to be left out to dry.

So for instance if someone did ICU in 2011 for a year and then labor and delivery thereafter until now, I don't agree that they should be placed on ICU assignments in 2015. That just doesn't make sense and I don't think that would be safe.