Michellex1013

Michellex1013

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  1. What's your average nurse to patient ratio?

    always 4:1 in the bed area and 10:1 in the fast track area. Fast track can become a nightmare if the docs are work-up happy. We utilize ED techs (most are great at what they do), and sometimes we have a float RN. We are not a trauma hospital.
  2. Blended rate????

    Travel nursing comes with a lot of loopholes, jargon, and eager companies wanting big profit...but it can also be rewarding for the traveler. I get tired of negociating, and feeling like I have to read between the lines, but I find it so much more re...
  3. Blended rate????

    If you are in CA it could mean what you would make overall for a 12 hr shift. Meaning you would make $$.00 for 8 hours and then time and 1/2 for the last 4 hours. It will blend to a rate. Also called a composite rate. I hate them. Its the wors...
  4. Stanford Strike question

    Go with your gut...My recruiter for my first assignment did the same thing-- "oh it will be a great first assignment" "congratulations you have a job and don't have to interview"...I know these are red flags now.....haha...lets just say I had a hor...
  5. FASTSTAFF, RNNetwork, and CrossCountry Travelers help me!

    make sure you get EVERYTHING in writing. If they don't mention something listed on the website, bring it up. Just make sure it is in writing.
  6. Travel nursing agency??

    thought of one more thing....with medical express you can "bank" extra days during the week as a safety net if you need to call out a day....they won't deduct housing costs. On your contract they list an hourly amount they will deduct if you miss a ...
  7. Tax time

    careful about what other people tell you they deduct. That won't be good enough if you get audited. My advise is to consult with a professional atleast this first year. You can only deduct on what HAS been taxed already. You cannot be on ta...
  8. Travel nursing agency??

    I worked with medical express, and RN network. Medical express will try to pay you as little as possible. You have to stick your ground. Make sure you check out other rates for the area. Their insurance isn't good IMO. Housing was wonderful. ...
  9. can you pick your destination?

    I had the goal to travel when I was in nursing school. Stick with it, learn a lot and it will happen. Yes you get to pick where you want to go. You get to pick exactly where you want to go (as long as they have needs). I recommend a book called...
  10. TO CA TRAVELERS-from COPS-register your car or get a ticket......

    To answer one of your questions.... I did go up to the nearest local DMV to find out info on the subject, but they are closed for renovation. This is the same DMV location that the state DMV's 1-800 # people told me to go to. The person on the ...
  11. I agree, I hate being lied to. My first assignment they hired me without an interview. I didn't know better. I did end up calling the nurse manager before I agreed to the contract only to be lied to. I always ask atleast the top 3 or 4 things ...
  12. New Traveler, Please Read - "Tentative"

    I agree if you need the money just start on the 11th, it's better than no job at all. You also could probably pick up 3 shifts during your 13 weeks to make up for week off. If you want to prove a point you could easily get out of your contract b...
  13. TO CA TRAVELERS-from COPS-register your car or get a ticket......

    yeah but they are saying travel nursing is "gainful employment in CA," which is stupid because I work for a company based in Florida. If that was the case anyone that was on TDY with the govt would need to register there vehicle if they drove in, ev...
  14. TO CA TRAVELERS-from COPS-register your car or get a ticket......

    Talking to my traveler neighbors, I just found out my other neighbors (the ones who I think called) had there dog called in for barking. They probably asume it was us, but didn't bother to ask. I didn't even know they had their dog reported, nor ...
  15. To CA travelers-- I just got a letter in the mail saying that if I have to register my car my out of state car or I would be fined, and still be charged to register my car. Someone in my neighborhood must have reported me. They reported my boyfriends...