On my way to Buffalo

  1. I am considering taking an assignment in Buffalo, NY, at a VA Hospital. I am working with Intelistaf, they seem nice and thorough. This will be my first travel position. I will be traveling with my 3 kids, old enough not to need child care. I am a bit nervous, if anyone has any advice or any info about the Buffalo area I would appreciate it. The recruiter tells me that since it is a VA hospital, I don't have to have my NY liscence to work there. I plan on getting one, but it will take 6-8 weeks. If I take that job I can go sooner.
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  3. by   nightingale
    When you work within a Federal Government Facility, you do not need another RN license, that is up to you if that is what you want to do.

    I am glad you are please with Intelistaff. I have heard some complaints but it was r/t low pay. If you are happy then that is not an issue.

    I do have some friends in upstate NY who have talked about the volume of Nursing Schools in the area which equate to a pretty good Staff Pool. The Nursing Shortage is everywhere but not as hard hit, perhaps, in that area.

    I hope we hear from some posters in the area who can share their insight.

    Good luck to you. Let us know how you make out.
  4. by   crd
    Thanks for the reply. So far I am happy, we will see how it goes. From what I have read, I just need to stand up for myself and let them know what I want, but also remain flexible. I am looking forward to it, and so are my kids.
  5. by   nightingale
    Another bit of Info, I do have a NY License. It is a lot of hop jumping so I am going to maintain it. I worked as a Camp Nurse a few years ago. When I go the extra Ceu's required for that state, I used Nurse Spectrum, and signed up for unlimited Ceu's (as it turns out, I use them still to this day for my Ceu's). I believe the Ceu's needed were for Child Abuse and Infection Control.

    My fiance is from upstate NY and wants "retire there someday"; it is beautiful country. I hope you get to see the leaves turn in the fall... it is breathtaking.