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Quitting Job To Take Travel Position?

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by Melissag Melissag (New) New Nurse

Melissag has 3 years experience and specializes in Step-Down, Med-Surg, ICU.

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I’ve been a nurse for almost three years and it has always been a goal for me to become a travel nurse. I’ve been seeing several positions posted, but they all want you to leave and be on assignment in 2-3 days. It’s impossible for me to take one of these short term assignments, which is what I’m looking for (4-8 weeks) and resign the correct way. I have a PRN job that I was going to pick up at a few days a week to replace full time hours until I was able to find an assignment. I have also decided the only way I would be able to take an assignment is to resign my full time position. I spoke with my manager and he was not willing to let me go PRN.

I keep hearing reports of travel nurse contracts being cancelled due to low census, which is why I’m looking for a short term assignment.
I was planning to travel starting in the Summer berfore the COVID-19 crisis.

I am exposed to COVID patients on both of my jobs.

Anyone in this same position or similar position?
How are you dealing with it ?

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I am considering taking a travel contract too. I see people posting about contracts getting cancelled. Has this happened to anyone? And how can they be allowed to just unilaterally cancel a contract? I would be scared I would quit, move somewhere, then lose the contract.

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Melissag has 3 years experience and specializes in Step-Down, Med-Surg, ICU.

4 Posts; 107 Profile Views

8 minutes ago, pulmonaryprincess11 said:

I am considering taking a travel contract too. I see people posting about contracts getting cancelled. Has this happened to anyone? And how can they be allowed to just unilaterally cancel a contract? I would be scared I would quit, move somewhere, then lose the contract.

I’ve submitted one contract two weeks ago and all the needs were cancelled because staff nurses were given a raise. It would be a huge inconvenience to go a they cancel. I would love to wait it out, but if an assignment come up I would still have to wait two weeks.

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