Find An Agency That Meets Your Needs
There are hundreds of travel nursing agencies out there all eager to find you a job. Shop around and do your research for the right travel nursing agency. Check out my newest blog post for more details about finding the right agency. http://theresilientnurse.com/allnursey/2016/10/06/choosing-a-travel-nurse-agency/
Keep Your Paperwork In Order
When starting your first travel assignment you will be expected to submit a plethora of medical paperwork as well as your nursing credentials. The requested information may date all the way back to your freshman year of college. I suggest scanning documents on your computer or taking photos of them on your mobile phone (ACLS, BLS, Stroke Certifications etc.) Keep everything easily accessible.
Find A Support System
Reach out to people you know in the area you are relocating to. Even if you only know a friend of a friend in the area, reach out!! Your hospital orientation will most likely be filled with other Travel Nurses or Nurses new to the area. Grab lunch or coffee and network! Throughout my journey, I have learned that nurses–especially travel nurses–are helpful inside and out of the hospital, so never be afraid to make new friends.
I give a detailed rundown of my experience as a Travel RN in my ,”Travel Nursing 101 Video“ http://theresilientnurse.com/allnursey/2015/10/21/101-2/ . For more updates and tips for Travel Nursing check out my website http://theresilientnurse.com/