Travel Nurse - page 2

Hi.....would like info on Travel Nursing. How does one go about it...what about moving with the family.....what about finding someplace to live......what do you do after your assignment is... Read More

  1. by   renerian is also another site.

  2. by   cargal
    Hey everyone!
    I have a question----do you drive your car to your assignments? I would think renting would be too expensive?
  3. by   Brownms46
    I'm sending you a PM.
  4. by   renerian
    I drove to mine and I went from OHio to California.

  5. by   Sunflowers
    I'm taking my first travel assignment in one week. I feel the same way as I did when I graduated college and took my first job at a hospital. I feel that the experience that I have will carry me through.

    The hardest part about travelling, far.......excluding the assignment that I haven't been to THE PAPERWORK!!!!!! Yikes.
    But my recruiter was great and helped me all the way.

    California here I come!!!
  6. by   Brownms46
    Congrats Sunflowers! I just completed my assignment here in Oregon, and taking a two week break now. I have been here five months, and leaving was verry hard for me this time.

    I got lots of hugs, and peope came from different departments to give me a hug.. I got flowers from the nurses, got taken to lunch on Thursday, and my NM gave me a silver, jeweled wind chime... They even refused to let me really work on my last day, and we have plans to have a last good bye this week, as I don't leave here until Monday. Even the residents were interested in coming! I even got hugs from my pts., and my nurse manager is already trying to figure away for me to come back here...I'm truly overwhelmed by the caring here, and the friends I have made!

    So I hope you have as wonderful a time as I have had here, and you meet some really awesome people as I have also!
  7. by   renerian
    Brownie sounds like your experience was great!

  8. by   Brownms46
    Susan, I sure did! I find it very hard to think about the fact, that I will not longer see them everyday. For the last five months the nurses here, and my NM have been like family to me, and I will miss them dearly! But that is the down side of traveling, that you meet great people, and have to leave them behind.

    And then there are those times, you can't wait to get out a place:chuckle! Thank God this wasn't one of those times:chuckle!
  9. by   tmmlvn
    travel nursing is a great big adventure. if your a new grad, i might advise you to get at least one year acute care first, for your resume and the learning experience, to further your career.
  10. by   renerian
    Sunflowers congrats on your assignment!

  11. by   LadyNASDAQ
    Get a good year in. Two years is even better. LPNs can travel.

    As a former LPN many years ago, look to the RN programs to further your career. You will have the world open up to you.

    I love Travel Nursing. Yes, I am a RN. My first assignment was a long 2 1/2 years as a Charge Travel Nurse. The money was awesome. I also have been a Nurse for 24 1/2 years so what can I say?