traveling for LPN ?

  1. Hello everyone does anyone know any angencies that goes to connecticut from upstate NY? can anyone who live in newyork or has traveled to NY as a LPN give me any rates on nursing agencies. What agency is better to work for??
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  3. by   nightingale
    When I was in the Upstate New York area, around the Berkshire Mountains, I was not able to find openings for PRN Agency positions. I was told that in that area, there were few opportunities for Travel or Agency Nurses. I was also told, by another friend from that area, that there are multiple Nursing Schools that are providing a plentiful work force.

    I am referring to a time frame of, four years ago. This may have changed quite a bit in today's environment. I did want to share my experience and honest feedback with you.

    Do not give up, and I am sure we will hear from other posters with more current experience and ideas. What I would do, is figure out the geographical area I wanted to work within and contact some good Agencies to see if they could get a contract for you in the area and specialty you would like to work within. Nursefinders, On Assignment, and Cross Country (to name a few good ones) have national contracts. I would start with contacting them, keeping good notes, and shop around. Researching the area and the Agencies can not be over done, IMHO.

    Good luck to you and let us know how you make out.
  4. by   nightingale
    I should also mention, you can contact facilities directly to ask who they currently contract with. Sometimes, those little local Agencies are very personable. I would steer clear of "in house" PRN... just my HO
  5. by   Sylvia321
    <<<What agency is better to work for??>>>

    What works for one person, doesn't always work for another. My first assignment was with cross country and they charged me for a private apt and lowballed me on pay, also nursefinders tends to pay low also.
    Last edit by nightingale on Nov 7, '06