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by FocusRN FocusRN (Member)

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has anyone ever gotten a travel nursing assignment (with travel nursing pay), at or near where they live?

I am thinking of traveling whenever I graduate, but I acyually want to stay close to home, with travel pay. In my home (New Orleans), I know there are a lot of travel assignments, (I have met many travelers here). I just want to know if an agency will let me actually take a local assignment with travel pay, or if I will have to get a out of town address.

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kellis99RN has 12 years experience and specializes in ICU, M/S, Hospice.

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I am signed with Novapro & they do allow home travel. For some assignments, you have to live a certain number of miles away from the facility (like 50) to receive housing stipend. I am actually looking at some close to me right now.

PM me or email me if you want specifics. ;)

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LadyNASDAQ has 28 years experience and specializes in ICU's,TELE,MED- SURG.

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I did this and would you believe it was a 2 1/2 year contract where the 13 week assignments were back to back? Every 13 weeks I was receiving a $1000 bonus. The pay was about the same as local agency lol. I made $$$ hand over fist so I want to tell you not to say NO. Say YES if you can get into something sweet like I did. I had all bills paid off and was able to help my family out a lot. I also had bought my sis a new car which she needed badly.

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I live in NC and did one travel assignment and it was local. It was 50 miles but didn't take that long to get there and I did get the housing. It's a great deal. My prob was that they hardly ever used travelers so I only got one 13 wk contract. Still, it was a sweet deal.

You do need to be careful if you are wanting to stay in the area as far as contracts go. Some co. won't let you come on full time until you have completed a certain number of contracts and some want you contract free x 1 yr b/c the agency gets a "finder's fee" for you from the hosp.

I tried going back to my original hosp. after travel assignment and the hosp. would have had to pay 25% of my yearly salary for finder fee...and they don't even offer sign on bonuses or retention bonuses...they said NOPE!

Best of luck!

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