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    Best agency/per diem companies in Norcal?

    Anyone have any agencies that they prefer? I would like to try to find per diem work around Sacramento or surrounding area (within 30-60 miles).
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    travel agency recommendations for west coast

    Do not even breathe your name to American Mobile. You will NOT make any money with them. Flex Care is a reasonably good company to work with. Pay is better, but not best.
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    Am I getting paid appropriately?

    First, leave American Mobile now. I won't get into all the reasons why because well you already know most of them. Second, AMN can't do anything about backing our of a "verbal contract". Nor will they burn you in the future. I know from personal experience because I did that once w/them. Well they are still calling and e-mailing me every week trying to get me to work for them. Lastly sign on w/ a honest company. Look into FlexCare. Don't know about any crisis rates for ER, but they sent me an offer for ICU in LA County for $1500/wk stipend + $32/hr. The money is out there for So.Cal, but you have to stop working for AMN immediately. And you need to find your own housing if you want to maximize your earning potential. good luck!
  4. Currently I'm on a travel contract in the East Bay area (Richmond). I am looking to get more work via agency or per diem. Are there any nurses that are currently working with any companies in the vacinity(within 50 miles)? Which companies should I avoid? As of now I work ICU Day shift. 4 years experience all in ICU. I am open to almost anything. Thanks!
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    Compare my pay rate to yours!

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    Compare my pay rate to yours!

    Bout $177 per week in taxes
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    Compare my pay rate to yours!

    wowwww.....Yes I'm well aware of everything mentioned here. But if I were to go into that it wouldn't be "short and to the point" would it? This post was SIMPLY going to be a comparison of pay rates, nothing more. Looks like ya'll over analyzed this one. Strong work! To any travelers out there who simply want to compare rates, this topic remains open. If there is anything else to be said besides that. Please don't post.
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    Best Travel Nurse Agencies

    I will just say to avoid American Mobile. The number one thing that is important for me in a recruiter and company is honesty. List grows pretty short real quick.
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    $10,000 a month?

    It's absolutely reasonable. But you'll only find most of those rates in NorCal, NYC, or Alaska.
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    RV's anyone???

    My wife and I bought a toy hauler and did this for 7 months. NO longer doing it, and its for sale if you're interested
  11. Here is my experience. You have to get with the right company to make more. And yes I do make quite a bit more than staff. Here is my example. I'm in norcal on assignment. Staff nurses up here make about $65-75/hr. Good money. Currently I make about $64h/hr. but less than half of that is taxed. So I am making about $500-700$ more per week after they get taxed.
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    Compare my pay rate to yours!

    Hey ya'll been traveling for approximately 3 years now. I'll just keep this short and to the point. I think as travel nurses and nurses in general need to be more open about our compensation. If you are working with other travelers and/or staff and doing the same job don't you think you should be getting a comparable rate? With that being said I will post the details of my assignment and pay. If you feel inclined post the details of your assignment with rate of pay, and we all can compare. I try to tell as many people as I can (not in a bragging way), I just think in doing so a person is not as vulnerable to companies and can negotiate a lot easier! Thanks yall. PM me with any questions! -13 week contract Northern CA, ICU Days(36 hours weekly) -NOT a crisis rate -$854/Weekly Housing stipend (non taxed) -$462/Weekly Meals (non taxed) -$28 Hourly straight rate (taxed) = $1316 weekly (non taxed) = $1008 weekly (taxed) -I pay $100 weekly for insurance for me and my spouse. My weekly take home is usually approx. $2100 after taxes. This is my first assignment with my current company. And I have made it very well known to my recruiter that I will be making at least $2500 weekly in my next assignment, or I will be finding another company. I know this is an ok rate, but with all the crisis rates being offered and what not, There is plenty more mooney to be made. Thanks for reading. Hope to get some good feedback!
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    Richmond Contract

    Starting a contract in Richmond CA on August 17th. 13 week contract. I am looking for anyone that is in the area or may be starting contract in area (San Francisco). I will be trying to move there on August 1st.
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    experience while in school

    can i work in the icu or nicu while attaining my bsn? i eventually want to be a crna, so it would help if i can have some experiece. if i can how long before i could? i wont be an rn until i'm done with my bsn, because i'm doing a traditional bsn. thanks a lot
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    ICU while in school

    can i work in the icu or nicu while attaining my bsn? i eventually want to be a crna, so it would help if i can have some experiece. if i can how long before i could? i wont be an rn until i'm done with my bsn, because i'm doing a traditional bsn. thanks a lot