Quote from heartsandbabies
I am interested in travelling to florida for the winter in neonatal icu. I currently work in a 20 bed level 3 nursery ..... any suggestions on the best company to travel with??? I do not have L&D experience in exception of going to the DR for a 'sick kid'. I'd appreciate any help whatsoever. I'm thinking of travelling dec to april........Thanx
Multiple...multiple threads on working in Florida. Please put "Florida" in search.
Winter is the right season to go there, but your speciality is not easy to place in Florida. The numbers of NICU patients do not increase seasonal and there are many permanent nurses for few positions (many nurse love babies more than elderly patients). You would be much easier to place as a MS or Cardiac nurse for adults (read in Florida - elderly). I know of pedi units that have 2 peds cases and 9-10 overflow medical patients during the Winter.
Look in places with a "young" population...Orlando, Gainesville, Jacksonville.
Pay rates in Florida are poor for everyone - travelers, staff, everyone. It doesn't matter how much experience that you have.
Starting applying for your license now. It can take from 3-9 monthes to obtain.