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Itinerant nursing question

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by Randyccrn2b Randyccrn2b (New Member) New Member

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I'm an LPN in an acute care setting; and I'm working on my RN. After getting a couple years of ER experience as an RN, I'm thinking seriously about buying an RV and travelling. It sounds like the most amazing lifestyle!!! My question is this: I have zero family here and plan to never return to this area(or any of the areas where I have family)...so I will NOT have a tax home. By IRS standards, I will be an itinerant worker and will not qualify for the per diems. Soooooo, will this make negotiating a contract with prospective travel nursing companies easier since there will be fewer ways for the salespeople (recruiters) to confuse and possibly manipulate me as they spew out a gazillion numbers in about 30 seconds? As an itinerant worker, it seems that some of the "numbers games" that recruiters apparently play might not even apply to me. I'm just a confused guy trying to learn about all of this. Should I expect a slightly higher hourly wage since the travel company doesn't have to pull from the pot to pay per diems in my case...or am I confused on this too? Ha! Thanks in advance guys/gals!!!

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Myxel67 has 15 years experience and specializes in Diabetes ED, (CDE), CCU, Pulmonary/HIV.

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Check this link to see if it helps explain things. I couldn't find a date on it though. (i'm verrrrry tired, so it might be right there.)

http://www.wideopenfuture.ca/nursingoregontravel.php

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LadyNASDAQ has 28 years experience and specializes in ICU's,TELE,MED- SURG.

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Your idea is a limiting one. I say this because you may or may not have a place to park your RV so easily. Also, being Itinerant has its pluses and minuses so before you do this realize where you can go and how far you have to drive to get there. Also, Winter time you will still get a draft according to Travelers who I know had bought one. They have to take housing whether they like it or not for about 3 months of the year because they both were getting sick even though they had a heater in there.

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