Northern Virginia travel

  1. Has anyone traveled NoVa before? I'm a first time traveler-- considering an 8 week assignment in INOVA hospital ICU or CVSDU. Any feedback is welcome. Also- what did you do for housing--- take the stipend or not? It sounds like if I take the housing after taxes it's around 1550/wk. if intake the housing it's around 1100/wk Sound reasonable?
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    About RNWhit07

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    RN- ICU; from US
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in ICU


  3. by   NedRN
    I've worked Inova Fairfax and Alexandria CVOR some years ago. Not sure I could say anything relevant about your specialty, not that I remember much.

    As to pay, have you gotten other offers for the area? That is really the only way that you will be able to tell if an offer is reasonable. Sounds low for the DC area to me, but who knows what the current conditions are.

    If you are sold on this particular assignment, and have not been submitted by an agency, you can shop around other agencies. I might recommend First Assist based in the DC area (Bethesda as I recall) - they used to pay better than any other agency around for travel assignments, but they were picky about who they employed to justify premium rates to hospitals.