I sent in my information to a few travel companies, namely: Cirrus, CrossCountry, and Sagent. I've never traveled before and am nervous. I've beeen reading this forum and other helpful travel nurse sites, to make sure that I ask the right questions etc. I told the agencies that I can start working in Feb.
Cross my fingers! Wish me luck!
Nov 7, '06
Cool. Where do you want to travel to?
Keep good notes on what the Agencies say.
Nov 8, '06
My top 3 choices, in order, are: NYC, Boston, and San Francisco.
Okay so far it is between CrossCountry, Core Medical, and Cirrus. Anyone have input on any of these 3 companies? Thanks!!
Nov 12, '06
I am on my first assignment, sitting in my new home -and getting pretty homesick. My first day is only tomorrow! Hopefully I adjust. I will keep you posted, and give any advice if I can.
Nov 22, '06
I am with Cross Country and they can usually get you where you wanna go. They have contracts with hospitals in all states. Pay may be slightly less that the smaller companies. Housing is great.
Nov 23, '06
Most good agencies' pay rates start in the low $30s per hr. for RNs.
Make sure your housing will be private, furnished, plus housewares, TV, microwave, washer/dryer, and linens. All of this, and utils paid by the agency, as well. The lease and all utils in the agency's name. The agency should pay your travel expenses to and from the location.
If you need medical ins or a rental car, you will make less hourly. If you don't need these things, make sure your hourly pay reflects that.
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