Yet another question.
Okay, here's what I'm thinking. I'd like to travel. My state of choice is California at the moment, because of the impending ratio deal and because California seems nice and I've always wanted to go there and my hubby is from there. My train of thought is that because the hospitals are having to hire more nurses to be adequately staffed to meet the ratios that they are in need and will be for a little while. Because they can only hire so many new nurses (out of those available, newly graduation, or whatever), they have a need that may be met by travel or contract nursing. Now, I'm in the south, and have spoken to a couple of nurses who have traveled there or contracted there (only one of which was an NICU nurse), and I have some questions. Are there NICU jobs available with these companies? In either NICU or the well-baby nurseries? Level 2's? Is it even possible to do this? I'm guessing that the real problem is with units like Med/Surg, which traditionally has horrible staffing, so does this even apply to the NICU units? I have more questions, but let's work on these first. ;>P Thanks!