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Argo has 10 years experience and specializes in Peri-Op.

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    advise requested

    How new of an RN are you? I haven't seen any place consider prior experience, your career starts the day after your nursing license is active. Most likely the agencies will need 1 year to place you. Some place may be desperate and be willing to tak...
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    Travel nursing after 1 year?

    A year should be fine then. You will likely have to work adult med surg as a float too though.
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    Travel nursing after 1 year?

    Depends on what type of nursing.
  4. Unfortunately for you, Ned is right. Metro where. SF, LA, SAC, Redding??? They vary, widely. Every hospital can vary daily also, if they have a critical fast fill position it can skyrocket. There isnt a good answer for what you want. You can mak...
  5. Your question and rebuttal question are both pretty ridiculous. Unless you work 6 days a week doing 12 hour shifts, you will never do that as a med surg nurse. I have done $4300 net a week in pedi OR, on 36 hours. But you're 'just' med surg.
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    OR travel

    Pick hospitals that are within your skill set and be honest about what you can do. You cant fake it if you have never done a liver transplant or an alif/tlif/xlif. Can you give more insight into what insight you want?
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    Why is OR so common for travel?

    Neds original reply is spot on. I have followed different specialties of travel for 20 years and OR has been the one consistently paying well and needing nurses through that period.
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    Outpatient Surgery Travel Jobs??

    I have been rotating assignments with a outpatient center in CA. Its is definitely like taking a holiday when you're used to a 'real' OR. The one i have been coming to actually pays very well, around $2700-2800/week NET. They aren't as common but ...
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    Per Diem @ home while on assignment

    Yes, i do this regularly. Just talk through it up front when submitting as well as interviewing.
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    Traveling for a PNR...

    A contract is great as long as you hold them to paying it. I got out of a 10 week contract at 5 weeks. The hospital ended up paying me out for the whole amount because of how they worded the separation. I didnt ask for it, i just kept getting paye...
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    Pre-employment physicals: Who pays?

    I usually pay for nothing, or the least I can, and get a copy of everything right at the time of service. I have never had a PA or MD(their cna) turn me down for the copies. This includes all physicals, labs, tb quant, mask fit, drug tests.... th...
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    Do I have enough experience in the Operating Room?

    Everything Ned said is true. 2 years would also be my minimum suggestion unless you had prior experience thats applicable. You rarely see pedi only ORs looking for travelers, quite a few want pedi experience though. Id hit an adult OR and get a y...
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    Becoming a travel independent contractor

    My bill rate was $113 - $127 in SF.
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    Hospital cancelled my contract due to inexperience...

    This isnt always true, I am sure your just giving your usual troll type response but I will elaborate for klone since it was an honest question. Agencies submit to the HR dept, usually someone that specifically deals with agency. The nurse manager...
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    To travel or not to travel?

    Get through it by knowing that you get to leave in a few weeks and look forward to the next place.