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I am currently in a BSN program set to graduate in Dec 2018. I know that I want to be a travel nurse and I have heard that I need at least 1-2 years of experience first.

Is there anything I can do while I am in school to help my resume? Is there a specialty that is best for travel nursing? Is there anything I should know that will help me prepare? When should I contact agencies?

Thanks!

Is there anything I can do while I am in school to help my resume?!

no
Is there a specialty that is best for travel nursing?
Entry level jobs such as medsurg and LTC have more jobs in more places with more competition and lower pay. Specialties that require more training pay better, but may not have as wide a location choice.
Is there anything I should know that will help me prepare?
Get a first job in a teaching hospital with a long as possible internship program.
When should I contact agencies?

Thanks!

When you are competent in your specialty and confident in your skills, then you can consider travel.

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience.

I am currently in a BSN program set to graduate in Dec 2018. I know that I want to be a travel nurse and I have heard that I need at least 1-2 years of experience first.

Is there anything I can do while I am in school to help my resume? Is there a specialty that is best for travel nursing? Is there anything I should know that will help me prepare? When should I contact agencies?

Thanks!

Best pay specialties are L&D (the highest), CVOR, Peds CICU, PICU, CVICU, OR, NICU level 4.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Unless you are already an LPN/RN it is against terms of service to use the word "nurse" in your username. "Nurse" is also a legally protected term in may states that believe you have to earn it.

You might not know it but impersonating a nurse is a crime. And even though a medical assistant may believe what they are doing is innocent, in reality it is a crime. What they are actually doing is misrepresenting themselves and leading people to believe that they have a greater level of education and qualification than they have. Just like a physician held legally responsible for practicing medicine without a license, medical assistants that call themselves nurses can be held legally responsible for practicing nursing without a license. Depending on the laws of your state it can either be considered misdemeanor or felony. Practicing nursing without a license is always a criminal act which is punishable by the sentencing rules of the appropriate statute. For example,California part of the nurse practice acts states that a person cannot let someone assume they are a nurse, much less call themselves one:

In the interest of public safety and consumer awareness, it shall be unlawful for any person to use the title nurse” by any individual except for an individual who is registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse. This law does not prohibit certified nurses' aides from using their specific title.”

copied from Nursing World web site

Edited by Mavrick

Fair enough if you want to mention AllNurses rule about using "nurse" in your screen name, but it is not illegal in the slightest. Not only did she self identify as a nursing student, there are zero opportunities to practice under a license on a forum where aliases are common and perhaps a majority of users are students. An anonymous screen name is not a "title" meant to deceive, and it is difficult to conceive that any reasonable person, not even a BON, would believe it. Only her second post and I think a simple PM would have sufficed here. Especially since you did not offer a remedy. TOS says to contact admin to request a screen name change with three alternate choices.