Well, here I am ready to go off to my first travel assignment. I have wanting to do this for several years and I have not had any trouble finding a contract. This will be a totally new experience. My specialties are MedSurg and Home Health. I am very thankful to have found this blog.
I agree with what many of the writers have posted about the difference in the economy though. I have practiced for the last 16 years in AZ and the last two years have seen a significant drop in the seasonal, massive influx of snowbird patients.
Potential patients are not having elective surgeries. Knees are not getting replaced. People must just be living with the pain.
Snowbirds cannot afford two homes anymore. Many have lost significant amounts of their retirement savings.
People will still get sick and need nurses though that is for sure.