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Steps to travel as an ped ED nurse?

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Hello!

I've been a nurse for 5 yrs at the same pediatric hospital (non-trauma), 2.5 yrs floor & 2.5 yrs ED. I'm really considering travel nursing, preferable as a peds ED nurse. I have a few general questions:

1) Correct me if I'm wrong, seems like most travel assignments expect at least 2 yrs of RN experience, PALS, and TNCC, anything else?

2) Are there a lot of peds ED specific travel assignments? I'm from Washington state and want to stay on the west coast, ideally have my first one in WA/OR/CA.

3) How long should I be studying before the taking the TNCC course? 2 weeks? 4 weeks?

Thanks so much, really appreciate the help.

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

I looked in to it and there are definitely fewer peds ED assignments and many will be peds eds connected to adult eds and you often end up being the first floated to adults as a traveler.

ENPC is a good idea too and CPEN is appreciated. Don't go to Montefiore in the Bronx- their ratio is 10-15+ per nurse.