Re: do you need advise on travel nursing?
I've heard rumors of 50+/hr and of some companies even flying you out to work your hours and then flying you home every week...too good to be true? Please let me know if you have any info. I've talked to many CA travel companies and have yet to be amazed. Thanks!!
I would be interested in this answer as well. Do companies really fly you in and out every week
? If so which ones? I see a lot of needs in CA on the agency websites that I've visited. AZ, also.
I have been agency nursing for 5 years now. (13 week contracts with consistent re-newals) All those years at the same hospital! 2 years ago, that hospital formed their own agency and I went with them. So I've never actually had to travel more than an hour away. It was a great deal while it lasted. However, this hospital is now in severe financial difficulty and has all but completely phased out agency RNs. No contracts at all available. I've been picking up what I can, per diem.
Long story short, I have been looking at travel agencies, hoping to travel locally(because I have a family/children and can't/don't want to be away too long at a time) without much luck at all. I applied to Aureus. They strung me along with several different job offers and then they all 3 fell through . So I signed on with HPC, which had me all set up to start a contract, I planned my schedule around it and it also fell through. So I agreed to travel(still in MI) to a facility that I was told "always has needs". That was 2 weeks ago. I've inquired twice(once per week) and get the "I'm still waiting for a response back from them" answer every time. I am so frustrated. For those of you with more experience, is this the way it works? Does it normally take you months
to get an assignment?!?!?!?!
re: pay. I was also quoted a pay rate much lower than I am used to getting, $30-$32. By both travel companies I mentioned. The agency I work for now pays me $38 weekdays/$42 for weekends.
I have also found that Indiana jobs (for travel nurses) are pretty much non-existent, jobs in Michigan are scarce, unless you want Detroit, and very little in Illinois. Is this a true picture or am I just looking at the wrong agencies?
I would appreciate any advice.