Pros: no rent, great salary, good hospitals, utiities paid, no bills
Cons: travel nurse agency, being away from my two grandsons
Onward Health Travel Nurse Agency was horrible. They did not pay me what I was contracted for, would not give me the sign on bonus after my one year anniversary.And did not pay me for my last three weeks of employment and would not tell me why.
I worked in Monroe,La for 18 months at St. Cabrini. I worked the telemetry floor. I would often charge,do – more... generalized nursing duties, computerized charting, interpreting telemetry strips and notifying the nursing supervisor and the Dr with any changes. Had good rapport with co-workers. As the only travel nrse on that floor if anyone had to be pulled it was me. I floated to the geriatric floor and quickly learned they had their own way of doing things and they did not appreciate coming to help them. Had no problems with management and in fact received good evaluations but when I looking for another agency the recruiter caled my clinical manager and gave me a horrible reccomendation. When I spoke to her about this she denied it and said she would never give anyone a bad reccomendation. I left Monroe because administration decided they could not afford travel nurses any longer.
From there I moved to Little Rock,AR abd workd at Baptist health Center on the cardiac stepdown unit. I enoyed this floor. AQll but one nurse on the entire foor were travel nurses. Management liked me and I had a good relationship with them as well as my co-workers
We generally work up to 104 hours with overtime because we were so short staffed. I left the Hospitl because administration sent letters to the travel nurses Agencies that from tha point on the Agency would have to pay the overtime and would not be reimbursed by the hospital. My six month contract was up and the agency told me to leave the hospital. They said they could not find any nursing jobs in the south and I didn't want to move far away from my family so I left travel nursing – less