In most locations when census numbers drop, travelers and staff will float to units that have needs. You will be floated to units in which your specific skills can be best utilized.
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Information about the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, is changing daily. Hank explains what you need to know as a travel nurse from a clinical standpoint.
In many cases in today’s market you do have control or some control of your schedules. The facilities recognize that the staff have life events that occur and will need to schedule around them.
When census is low in the hospital because patients are not in need of care, the facility needs to make decisions related to staffing and projected needs in the future.
What a great question and one that we are often asked. The quick response to your question is yes, absolutely you can.
Just like in any other job, you will accrue sick time/paid time off (PTO), to be utilized in the event you become ill and need to take some time off. This is similar to other nurses who enjoy the full-time benefits of working at one location or with one h
In addition to salary, what are other important things I should look for in my travel nursing contract?
Obviously, salary is a very important part of the travel nurse package, but there is so much more to consider.
I used to travel, but a few years ago, I took a permanent position. How can I get back into traveling? Will my non-travel experience carry over when I apply for a travel position?
Thanks so much for such a great question! The good news is that yes, all of your experiences counts towards you being placed as a travel nurse.
As Nurses, we know the importance of continuing our education, keeping abreast of current trends and having the knowledge base to pull from when the need arises.
Typically, most travel assignments are for RNs, but we do have a few for LPNs, as well. Healthcare facilities usually require a minimum of one year of experience, although for some high acuity areas the requirements may be two years of recent experience.