Diary/Dairy replied to techraider77's topic in Travel
You will need at least a year's experience before traveling.
I have heard that L&D jobs are harder to get - but that's not my specialty so I am not sure.
I traveled in Telemetry and had no lack of jobs.
ICU is also a needed traveling specialty... but they require at least 2 years or more for that.....
Hospitals in the Winston-Salem area
North Carolina Baptist Hospital
High Point Regional Med Center
Moses Cone (I believe they are offering a sign on bonus right now)
My sis lives out there and it is a beautiful state. I traveled to North Carolina Baptist and it's a big hospital system... Lots of nice people in NC. Best of luck to you in your relocation.
Diary/Dairy replied to michael79's topic in Nursing
Wow - I cannot believe they are thinking of changing this close to year-end AND that they expect you to make choices without knowing costs. Talking to your HR site leader is a smart move to express your concerns.... Keep asking questions...
Every place I have been employed as a nurse has had a dress policy that tattoos must be covered while at work... for professionalism... (you never see a tattooed accountant or executive, right?) I did not have them in school though.... I would ask your instructors what they want you to do.
If you get tired during the 2 am lull.... GET UP AND MOVE! it helps keep you upright and alert.
I stop drinking coffee and other caffienated beverages around 2 am too, so that I can sleep when I get home.
It takes a while to get adjusted - give it some time.
Best of luck.
One gentleman on here said that he made oatmeal for the week and kept it in the fridge to reheat during the week. I have been doing this for the weeks that I work and it seems like it really does keep me from getting hungry, and it is fast and convenient.
Diary/Dairy replied to FireStarterRN's topic in Nursing
I don;t think the agency will take you unless you have at least a year's experience.
And the hospitals also have issues with accepting you unless you have experience.
Agency and travel nurses should be able to jump right in and do what needs to be done. New grads need to focus on getting accustomed to the nursing before they try agency.
Diary/Dairy replied to lpnflorida's topic in Nursing
I second that part... people admitted at night cannot get food where I am working now because we usually have cold boxed, cereal adn applesauce (along with the usual juice and milk)
I finally started telling them to complain to dietary because I have nooooo control over what food or lack thereof......
I thought that there was a spot on press gainey for write in comments...