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    Well, 4 is not a toddler, I think of a toddler as wearing diapers. At 4, she can order take out. But my advice to all new grads is get some experience, travelers are expected to take a caseload day one. What setting could you do that in? Believ...
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    Well my daughter is 4 and I have home schooled her for a year. Leaving children with "strangers" is what happens everyday when kids go to school. Ive heard several sides to this.I think I will be able to manage....afterall, I worked fullti...
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    Are you kidding? As a new grad traveler you will barely have time to keep up with your work let alone look after a toddler in a new town, leaving her with strangers. There are no personal days for travelers and sick days mean you are in the ER. G...
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    Welcome! Travel sounds really good, but the work part requires EXPERIENCE. Do yourself a favor and get some real and marketable skill before hitting the road. Travel is not for resume building. No one will be there to answer your questio...
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    Try Iona Lakes Apt. I lived there one season, no complaints.
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    Hello

    I have been an RN for 16 years.  I have always been interested in travel nursing but the time has never been right...until now.  My children are grown and it's just me. I am planning to start traveling in the late fall.  I have foun...
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    Hi, I'm a new PTA grad and am looking to start my first assignment in a few weeks. I'm working with a recruiter from Jackson Therapy and he said that most SNF's expect a 90-95% productivity rate. This scared me a little! Is that accurate acr...
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    Hi believegirl,

    Thank you for your feedback, and I’m sorry to hear you’re having a bad experience with us. It’s never our intention to put our Travelers in an unsafe environment. Our Travelers come first, and we hope your recruiter is d...
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    I am a new travel nurse and on my second asssignment.  I just traveld from Las Vegas to spend the summer in the Seattle Washington Area. I arrived in Kent Washington where my agency put me up to find it a very bad neighborhood and the worst apt...
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    Does anyone know if there are any rental car options with travel therapy...(cota)?
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    How soon can one give the test again after failing?..Its been 2 weeks now and FSBPT still shows ineligible under california law exam section.
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    Hello Everyone! Just found this site and it seems like a wonderful resource!  Thinking of taking the plunge to travel; am RDMS~ABD and Breast.  Was hoping to get some feedback on the job climate for ultrasound travel.  Are there a lot of a...
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    It does work! I am traveling with an entire family (2 kids and my hsband) you just need to make sure that your company is aware and supplies the appropriate accomidations. I also suggest asking your facility if they have a CDC for child care...
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    Hi Travelers

    Just started traveling, has anyone found a private insurance medical company with good rates? The travel co prices seem to be high to me.
    TY in advance.
    Debra
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    Hello, Everyone,

    I just joined this site but have not started traveling yet. I'm a PT who used to be a PTA. I have been in the rehab field since 1995 and dabbled with traveling back in 1996 when I was sent to Maryland. I was very green in the fi...
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    I'm new to the travel world of occupational therapy and am researching companies/various recruiters. What are some signs/characteristics of a good or bad recruiter? 
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    I've worked for several companies and while there no ties to one company you are not allowed to go with another company  for a year at  the same assignment, after going back and forth I try to stay with one company. Less paperwork.
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    I have just signed for my 1st traveling contract .Do most contracts have clauses that you must travel with them for a certain period or generally do you get to hop companies?

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    I am in SE alaska as well now and the pay is not up to par. THere are some smaller companies that can make the trip a bit easier but it is nothing campared to the lower 48. I am in the laboraotry as well and see this happening and much worst all the t...
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    Hi there,

    So I am a Med Tech traveling and with my husband and 2 small girls (2yrs &1yr) I was blessed to get an assignment and working withiin a few weeks of applying. i am in Ketchikan Alaska right now with ClubStaffing under AMN. i also tr...
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    What up, ya'll.

    I'm an OT student that will be graduating in a year and a half. I'm very interested in learning more about the possibility of travel OT. If anyone has any further insight on what kind of opportunities / pay / benefits / expe...
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    Hi all! 

    Sade here! 

    I am a surgical Technician and just need to try something new :)
    So I just accepted my first contract with Medical Express. 
    I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with company and how was it.
    aslo my fir...
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    i reccently have had the same issue, in my interview i did not ask if i was required to travel between buildings.My first day at a contract, i was given 5 hrs, nto acceptable with a 40 hr guareentee. They immediate moved me to another facilit...
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    Hi Molly:
    It's a good idea, but wouldn't you be exhausted with learning double of everything?
    Why would you want to do that?
    I say pick one facility and stick with it.  There is a lot of stress with being a traveler for one facility, anywa...
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    I was wondering what is people's opinion about taking a travel float job between two facilities?  
    It sounds kinda overwhelming (this would be my second travel position), find housing near one of the sites or inbetween, learn possibly...
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    Hi,
    If you haven't found anything in Seattle yet, consider Oregon.  It is very near Seattle, and there are often openings.  MedStaff sent me there last summer.
    It was beautiful.  Good luck.

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    Hi. I am a new grad (cota)and im interested in bringing my child along with me during travel....how does that work? Any suggestions?
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    Hi. I am a recent grad and im am looking to start traveling. I am really interested in bringing my toddler along with me. I am a single parent. Any suggestions for me?
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    Thanks for the tip Tiffany. I always check out the crime info in any city. I would prefer to find somewhere in the suburb areas, but unfortunately crime is everywhere. We should always be cautious no matter where we work or live. 
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    I'm trying to get an assignment in or near Seattle, WA. So far my recruiters are having issues finding me a job there. Is there a company that anyone knows of that has better luck in that area? 
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    Another quick update. We have now moved the hospital search feature to Travel Nursing Exchange. We have even added pictures from the surrounding area and reviews of each hospital from other travelers.
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    Most of the time, it really depends on your recruiter. Give us a shout...smaller company, same jobs...we just have a bit more time to give our therapists the personal attention they deserve. I am available 24/7 -Email: tom@centralther...
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    Hello,
    What do people think of CCTC? I've heard good things about them.
    Either I find a good company or find a perm job.
    Thanks everyone!

    Enigma 20
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    ok thanks ladytiger44.  Great info!  
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    Hi Tiffany:

    Thanks so much for all your information, it is appreciated!!

    Beki
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    Hey Tiffany. I would ask your recruiters to see what the situation might be with WA. They should be able to tell you if they are still posting, how many area hospitals have positions, and if they are seeing a decline over the usual number of...
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    Hey David.  I am looking to go to Washington after the current assignment I am on, and my last night here is July 1.  I have not been contacted yet for any interviews, and I have been submitted for at least a week to a few different openings wit...
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    Hi!  My name is Tiffany.  I am doing the travel nurse thing again after being a staff nurse for almost 2 years.  I am coming up to the end of my current assignment in Tucson, AZ.  I wanted to go to Washington, but I am not getting called to inter...
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    Hi!  Welcome to travel nursing!  Most companies reimburse you for your licensure, so you have to pay for it up front.  I am currently working with Suzanne from Travel Nurse Across America, Ashely with Trinity Healthcare, and Shane with...
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    Welcome to the game!  I have been traveling for AMN for 4 assignments now.  On my next assignment I am not going with them.  Their pay rates are the lowest.  I am currently talking seriously to Travel Nurse Across America, Trinity Healthc...
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    I would say it depends on the city and needs they have at the time.  You may also contact local agencies, they could possibly have more available.  Piece of advice--don't go with AMN.  They are not the highest paid out there.  I am talking t...
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    I used to live in Naples, FL, but that is south of Fort Myers.  Just make sure you call the local PD, because Fort Myers is quite dangerous.  Lots of gang activity.  Good luck!
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    Thanks for your response.
    However, if I sign up for my own insurance, I run into the same situation in that the activation date is still July 1st.
    Does anyone have any suggestions re: health insurance?  Otherwise, I may need to return to...
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    Hi!  I am definitely a newbie at this, as I haven't even started traveling yet or even applying to agencies, although I have talked to a few recruiters and am about to start applying. My issue is that I want to travel to a specific city so that...
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    Hi Mary Jo - are you still working as a travel case manager?  Im thinking about trying it out and am looking for some advice -Julie
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    Hello Everybody!

    I'm a new member, my name is Sulenna and I am on the brink of accepting my first travel nursing job.  It was time to shake things up a bit and travel nursing has always seemed like such a wonderful opportunity.  Before I si...
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    I was termined after only 4 weeks on an assignment in NC. I had 2 days to pack up and leave the agency provided housing in Salisbury, NC and return home to PA (about 6 hrs away). I immediately started to work with another recruiter and agency t...
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    Hello! My name is Jody. I have been a RN for 8 years now, and I'm into my second year of traveling. My very first assignment at Mt. Nittany in State College, PA was so great and I was offered renewal's for just under a year. I was so spoiled there...
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    Hi!

    I had the great idea of working PRN here in my hometown/area in between travel assignments, but it looks like it isn't so great as many companies will not hire you as a traveler if you are already in their  PRN pool, even from another st...
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    Any recommendations from anyone on housing in Fort Myers, FL? I will be taking a seasonal position thre in Nov 2014. I have looked at a couple apartments when visiting this past winter, but none of them will know their availability until 9...