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by aphmac aphmac (New Member) New Member

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Can anyone recommed any travel nursing companies for a first time traveler? I would like to start off with a short assignment 4 to 8 weeks and then build up. Thanks so much for any responses!

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What is your specialty and experience? What are your goals for travel? Experience, money, location? Are you keeping your current employment?

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The company that I work for does short term, but it's rapid response. You REALLY have to be ready to go quickly. The money is better, IMO. Nurse Choice.

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tlc365 has 5 years experience and works as a ICU.

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Can anyone recommend any travel nursing companies for a first time traveler? I would like to start off with a short assignment 4 to 8 weeks and then build up. Thanks so much for any responses!

Shorter assignments would be more challenging as a traveler it takes a few weeks just to get settled and then to pack up and leave and start over would be even more challenging. You may need to rethink your strategy. I find as a traveler you end up using more out of pocket money moving to a new place and then waiting 1-2 weeks for your first pay check each assignment so you must have some money saved up to really make ends meet. Just my 2cents!!

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i agree with tlc365 as a new traveler i would take a 13 week assignment so you have time to adjust. except you have a short assignment close to home. i wouldnt recommend it.

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360jRN works as a Emergency Department Nurse.

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TLC is right on with the gap in pay and travel expenses adding up. If you plan on taking a U-haul, which I did because I took the fam, it'll cost you about 250/each way, gas, lodging, meals, and then grocerys when you get to the new place; not to mention the cost of the place you'll actually be staying while on assignment if you take the stipend and not the provided housing.

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AMN is great for first time travelers for placement, but you'll learn a lot and end up switching companies after a couple contracts with them. IMO

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