Travel nursing fears

  1. I have serveral friends who have gone into travel nursing. I've been eye balling it for some time now. I have no clue where to start. My husband may be relocated next year which will give me the perfect oppertunity to get into it then. How to I go about looking for the right company? I live in Florida and at this time only want to take assignments kind of close to home. What are the ups and downs of travel nursing? I hear the good and bad. I don't want to get stuck somewhere that is truly horrible. Any ideas?
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    Transplant RN & College Educator; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Transplant, homecare, hospice


  3. by   ERRNTraveler
    Do a LOT of research on this & other boards, talk to a LOT of different travel companies, and make sure you find a recruiter you trust & feel comfortable with!
  4. by   HappyJaxRN
    Thanks! I will. That sounds scary. Lol.....I know a couple of people that went into it, I'll have to get with them and see what they say. Thanks for answering tho.
  5. by   cooblu
    since you live in florida and if your working in a hospital your probably in close contact with travelers. pick their brains about their travel agencies, recommended or not hospitals. most travel agencies offer more or less the same - it's general bill rate that is divided differently. mostly it boils down to the recruiter, you must develope a repoir...if you are unable probably won't get any better. note that in the case of recruiters actions speak volumns, words are nothing.
  6. by   icunurse42066
    I agree with cooblu. Your recruiters actions speak much louder than their words. I have been traveling for 2 years now, and I still talk to other travelers on my assignments. You can never have too much info. For some reason, all of my recruiters have been promoted during my assignments. 2 years traveling, 5 recruiters! (2 different companies though)Oh well, I have been treated pretty good by each of them, so I can't complain too loudly. Also, this site is an excellent source of info as well. Good luck in your endeavors and may God bless you!