First Assignment!!!! - page 3

So I have just accepted my first 8wk assignment to San Antonio, TX. I picked 8 wks to see if travel nursing was for me. I have less than 2 weeks to get everything in order, I don't even know where my... Read More

  1. by   NedRN
    Most agencies do reimburse for direct licensure costs with receipts, but may not reimburse for associated costs such as background check and license verifications.
  2. by   Lovelymo79
    Good to know. Thanks!
  3. by   WanderlustGoddesss
    Been reading the thread. i have been interested in travel nursing for a long time and thinking to do it soon. How has your experience been, Dee?
  4. by   Dee_RN
    Well I've just started, my first day by myself was yesterday. I would say do your research ask your recruiter for more than one option to interview for. It's not bad where I'm at its just different from what I'm use to. I guess I need to shake that fast bc it's always gonna be different from what you're "use to." They don't have a lot of ancillary help, so the nurse wears many hats. The people I work with are extremely nice so it makes it better. I think I just jumped for the first position I heard available! I'm learning from my experience now what to do for my next assignment! Good luck with everything!
  5. by   apr08
    Hello Dee thanks for all of your posts and thanks to everyone else. I will be new to traveling in MARCH. I have to remember to stay calm and cool and relax. IM interested in what you said. What was the major differences you experienced?
  6. by   apr08
    Hey i saw your post. have you started traveling yet. I have not as of yet. i will be new to traveling also. Just trying to figure out the best place to go.
  7. by   Dee_RN
    I started in January, almost done with my first assignment! I've heard mixed opinions from other travel nurses at my assignment. Some love it, some are counting down the days. I work in Peds by the way, my experience has been ok. the nurses are amazing I love them, super helpful and friendly. I've worked in a different specialty then what I am working in now so that was an adjustment. The one downside is being by yourself for however long your contract is. I like the pt, and the company I'm with. Though I've had my days where I feel like I just wanna fly back home. Look through the Allnurses website I'm sure someone has traveled to the Dallas area, that's what I did to sorta prepare myself for this assignment!
  8. by   apr08
    Okay thank you.