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Has anyone traveled with either Worldwide Travel Staffing or Abetta Care to the Virgin Islands? I'm curious about the housing arrangements and assignments for a psych nurse. Thanks!

I worked last year in the Virgin Islands, in the ER with Cross Country staffing. The psych unit at the hospital is very small and the staff there seems very nice. It is a locked down unit with cameras etc. The island has a huge problem with indigent people with psych disorders who are homeless and just wander around. The psych unit has limited beds, there are limited psych drs.

The nurses on the psych unit seem nice enough.

I would stress to your recruiter the need for safe housing, Sea Cliff is the premier place to stay, costs the agencies more and they are reluctant to put you there but it is the best. Quiet, ocean front with two pools and a great beach, clean and safe parking. Closest to the hospital also. Like I said though, it costs the agencies more. Most agencies try to send you to Sapphire Beach, which is nice, but they have had problems with breakins and loud parties. If you are at sapphire you can usually bum a ride from another nurse going into work, they usually meet at the bottom of the hill in the morning and car pool in.

I would buy a car locally and sell it to another rn when you leave. There is a bulletin board on the ground florr of the hospital at the time clock where everyone posts cars for sale. Its usually traveler to traveler. I would recommend Community motors which is a block away from the air port if you want to buy a second hand car. Ask for Hawley. Tell him your a travler nurse and he'll get you a discount. Car insurance, if you buy just the minimum is cheap and required.

I worked last year in the Virgin Islands, in the ER with Cross Country staffing. The psych unit at the hospital is very small and the staff there seems very nice. It is a locked down unit with cameras etc. The island has a huge problem with indigent people with psych disorders who are homeless and just wander around. The psych unit has limited beds, there are limited psych drs.

The nurses on the psych unit seem nice enough.

I would stress to your recruiter the need for safe housing, Sea Cliff is the premier place to stay, costs the agencies more and they are reluctant to put you there but it is the best. Quiet, ocean front with two pools and a great beach, clean and safe parking. Closest to the hospital also. Like I said though, it costs the agencies more. Most agencies try to send you to Sapphire Beach, which is nice, but they have had problems with breakins and loud parties. If you are at sapphire you can usually bum a ride from another nurse going into work, they usually meet at the bottom of the hill in the morning and car pool in.

I would buy a car locally and sell it to another rn when you leave. There is a bulletin board on the ground florr of the hospital at the time clock where everyone posts cars for sale. Its usually traveler to traveler. I would recommend Community motors which is a block away from the air port if you want to buy a second hand car. Ask for Hawley. Tell him your a travler nurse and he'll get you a discount. Car insurance, if you buy just the minimum is cheap and required.

How much did Sea Cliff run then?

Is it through Real Estate Company or Private Owners?

Whereabouts is it on the Island?

Thanks in advance.. :)

DeDe

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