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  • Traveling nurses care for anyone that a stationary (or non-traveling) nurse would care for: All ages, genders, backgrounds, ethnicities, and social and mental statuses. There are job openings for traveling nurses in oncology or psychiatric units, NICU, OR, ER, case managers, telemetry; and the list goes on.
  • Traveling nurses may care for kids at camps.Or..They may be hired by one specific agency called Dialysis at Sea which is focused on providing nurses to dialysis patients who go on cruises.They may travel to South America, Africa, or other international places to care for people there.In addition, any sick person could hire traveling nurse to accompany them as they travel.Traveling nurses are virtually unlimited when it comes to who they can provide care for.*Transition to Natalie*

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  • 1. Healthcare Travel Nursing
  • 2. Goals Of Travel Nursing  Professional  New Clinical Skills  Build Resume  Expand Career Options  Personal  See the country  “Try Out” new places without making the commitment to move there
  • 3. Who are traveling nurses?
  • 4.  Assignments can vary in length from a few days to several months, depending on the nurse's availability, and the facility's needs.  This mean nurses must be flexible and ready to leave there location at all times.  These nurses are often away from family for long periods of time and are willing to give up a lot of things
  • 5.  There are 21 listed benefits and they are: Free medical insurance, D.P insurance, 1st day insurance, Professional insurance, One bedroom house, Nursing Lic., Furniture choice, free utilities, Option corp, house, salary over $30, CEU reimbersment, 401k plan, comp bonus, week drt. Deposit, Jcaho, sick day, month off, pre. Empl. Screening, moving expences, pay guarantee, and the last one car rental.
  • 6.  The first five companies offer all these benefits  Aya Healthcare  FlexCare Medical Staffing  Health Providers Choices  Valley Healthcare Systems  Voyage Healthcare
  • 7.       The next five companies offer one less benefit but they vary. Healthcare Seeker: do not offer 401k IPI Travel: do not offer sick day One Staff Medical: no free Medical Insur. Premier Healthcare Professionals: No fee Utilities PRCS: No JCAHO(Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations )
  • 8.  There is conjecture on how much do the travel nursing companies make off of a traveling nurse. $10-$25 is what I found nothing concrete.
  • 9. List of things you need to be a travel nurse  You need your paper work: resume, licenses, certificates, your contract, personal ID, tax forms, medical records, emergency contact information, and any paperwork from your new facility or your staffing agency  You want to pack light, pack casual clothes, work uniforms, some dressy items, 4 different set of shoes, and appropriate jacket for the weather.
  • 10.  You will need to ask your company what type of basics the house you will be staying in will have and bring what you will need  You also need to get directions, your company will supply you with them and you might want to invest in a GPS to help navigate your new city.
  • 11. Nursing Skill Assessment  You will need to fill out a nursing assessment to get hired. You need to fill out the assessment with confidence but not over confidence. The assessment had you grading yourself with a number system, 0-4. Zero meaning you have no skill and Four, you are very proficient.
  • 12. How does a traveling nurse get their money? Travel nurses are placed by a travel nurse agency The facility at which the travel nurse temporarily works pays the agency which in turn pays the nurse.
  • 13. Are they for profit or not for profit or both?  Gets paid a salary just as a regular RN would but salary is usually quite a bit higher
  • 14. Who do traveling nurses care for?
  • 15. Anyone and Everyone!
  • 16. Are there any other education requirements to work as a traveling nurse?  RN    Degree Diploma ADN Bachelor’s  N-CLEX
  • 17.  Training/Work   Experience 1 – 5 years RN experience Specialty areas  Certification  Might be required for specialty areas such as Pediatric or Psychiatric
  • 18. References:    Aiken, L. H., Xue, Y., Clarke, S. P., & Sloane, D. M. (2006). Supplemental nurse staffing in hospitals and quality of care. The Journal of nursing administration, 37(7-8), 335-342. http://www.innerbody.com/careers-inhealth/how-to-become-a-travel-nurse.html Faller, M. S., Gates, M. G., Georges, J. M., & Connelly, C. D. (2011). Work-related burnout, job satisfaction, intent to leave, and nurseassessed quality of care among travel nurses. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(2), 71-77.
  • 19. Highway Hypodermics® “Travel Nurses Make A Difference One Hospital At A Time Ultimate List of Travel Nursing Companies  http://www.highwaybypodermic.com/travel_nursing_com panies.htm  How should a Traveling Nurse Fill out a Nursing Skills Assessment http://hpcnursing.com/travel-nurse-fill-nursingskills-assessment/  Packing and Preparing For Your Travel Nursing Assignment http://hpcnursing.com/packing-preparing-travel-nursingassignment/  How much money do the travel companies really make off of us? http://allnurses.com/travel-nursing/how-muchmoney-138149.html
  • 20. References      http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/how-tobecome-a-travel-nurse.html http://healthcareers.about.com/od/nursingcareers/p/trave lnursing.htm DeGrandpre, Z. (n.d.). How to Become a Travel Nurse. Retrieved from http://www.innerbody.com/careers-inhealth/how-to-become-a-travel-nurse.html How to Become a Travel Nurse. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.degreetree.com/resources/how-tobecome-a-travel-nurse "Travel Nurse Resources." Nursing Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. <http://www.travelnursing.com/newsand-features/nursing-resources>.
  • 21. References:  TravelNursing.com. (n.d.). Travel Nurse Job Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. Retrieved from http://www.travelnursing.com/faqs/  RN.com. (n.d.). Come work as a nurse in the United States. Retrieved from http://w3.rn.com/international/main.aspx?cs_section =7  Fuerstenau, P. (2011). Take your travel nursing experience further and go abroad. Retrieved from http://travelnursingblogs.com/nursing-ingeneral/travel-nursing-abroad/