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kdblueey has 16 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, Rehab, ACU-Telemetry.

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    pet deposit/traveler

    Good point. I am traveling with my cat, and traveling is new to both of us. When I first got here, I kept smelling this weird smell, something I had never smelled before. It was only when I was in bed. I first thought that my cat had an accident (bm)...
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    RE: Having to retake NCLEX as a traveler?

    I am new to traveling, but haven't heard of such a thing. For what I know, you can get a nursing license (first a temporary one, and then you get a permanent one) in a different state, by endorsement. I am currently in Texas, and have just learned of...
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    Cincinnati Area Hospitals

    The only hospital that I recently worked at, as a traveler, is Bethesda North Hospital. I really liked the hospital. The hospital has recently gone to computer charting, which I don't think some of the nurses liked, especially if your not computer-sa...
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    pet deposit/traveler

    I'm on my first assignment in Amarillo, Texas. Before I got here, I looked on the website for the apartment complex that I would be staying. For regular tenants, they charge $300 for a dog, and $600 for cats. I was astounded. Cats don't make that muc...
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    Team Nursing.....anyone

    Thanks for the reply, but I'm only there until March 15. They have a new director who started January 8, so maybe she will make sure that all of the units function the same. I know that another traveler refused to do team nursing on that unit. Guess ...
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    Prob. with Chicago Assignments

    I'm from Ohio (around Dayton/Cinncinnati/Columbus) area, but on an assignment in Amarillo, Texas. There are usually jobs in those areas; the winters aren't that bad (depending on where your from); haven't had a really 'bad' winter for quite a while. ...
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    Travel with Family and Pets???

    I am a new traveler, but have seen many posts from other travelers. Many nurses trave with their families and pets. You have an advantage having someone to do things with. I agree with the other post, about trying an assignment before you sell your h...
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    Compact State

    I am a new traveler on my first assignment in Amarillo, Texas, but I live in Ohio. Does anyone know if Ohio is going to join the Compact State licensing law? Kentucky joined this past October. Thanks
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    travel nursing pay

    You should go to the 'travel nurses' forum through allnurses.com. I am a new traveler, so these forums are very helpful. Hope this helps.
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    Highest hourly rates seen $$$$$

    :redpinkhe:innerconf When you mentioned 'crisis rates', are you talking about a strike? If so, have you worked for a hospital involved in a strike, and how do the other nurses feel about this? Just curious......... Kathy
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    Highest hourly rates seen $$$$$

    What state/city are you in? I think that 47-57 sounds high to me (from what I've heard or seen). I know the hourly rate depends on where you live and your specialty. And of course, being a float nurse, you make more because you don't have any benefit...
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    Highest hourly rates seen $$$$$

    Don't just THINK about traveling. Do something about it. You can always go back and become a regular staff member if you decide it's not for you. I'm on my first assignment in Amarillo, Texas. My pay is $39 (but that is broken down due to the tax adv...
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    Highest hourly rates seen $$$$$

    what specialty?
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    Banking, How often visit home????

    Thanks for the info. I just opened up a savings acct at Amarillo National Bank because I wasn't familiar with some of the other banks, and didn't know about your bank being all over the country. Thanks again Kathy :redpinkhe:innerconf
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    Team Nursing.....anyone

    Team nursing has been around for ages. Your assignment is usually more than you have if you did primary care. You usually have a RN, LPN (LVN in some states), and possibly a CNA. I'm not saying that as a traveler, I 'haven't adapted"............I'm ...