Quote from tigger_07
hi..im really confused whether il commit to an agency or find an employer in CA that can direct hire me..I just passed NCLEX last Aug,and i passed my IELTS as well..i dont know if it will be a wise decision if il commit myself to an agency for 3 long yrs..pls HELP..i nid some advice..
There's a thread specifically devoted to that area. As for my husband, he works thru a travel agency. There are different kinds of "agencies", ones that will use you PRN (possibility of having to sign up with several of them in order to ensure hours). The travel agency hubby works for (as is the case with every travel agency I've ever heard of) is that you are guaranteed a set number of hours and rate of pay. Plus insurance starts on first day of assignment.
He got a few years of experience at our local rural hospital. Insurance sucked (waiting period of three months, then every few months or so deductibles went up, benefits got cut).
BTW, what are you talking about when you say signing up for 3 years? I've heard of assignments like 6,8,13 weeks or even six months, but to commit to an employer for 3 years? That would scare me off for sure. If they want you to commit for that long, I'd be wondering what their turnover rate is (and why). I can't even make a three year commitment to vacuum my apartment every few weeks.