Being an Agency nurse

  1. I promised myself in front of co-workers, that I would never work agency.......but here I am for 4 weeks doing just that. I have been lucky in that everywhere I have gone, the staff has been very supportive. I even worked med/surg at the local hospital. (never been there before). I have gone to the county jail for a 12 hour shift (that was the most fun and excitment ever)! I go to many facilities and have been more confident in my skills than ever. This is fun and exciting and I dont have to work weekends.......but I do anyway.......and in the state of NH, one can purchase health insurance for 120.00/mo.......high deductible but it covers the expensive stuff........anyone else out there working agency and having positive experiences?? would like to hear about them.
    Lisa
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  3. by   Cindy_A
    I've been an agency nurse for almost 2 years and I really like it. A lot of people think that agency nurses are just doing it for the money, but that's not true. It's true the money is very good, but I like the flexiblity, and not having to put up with the politics and BS that goes on in some facilities. When I got married last year my husband and I took a 2 week honeymoon over the 4th of July. Do you think I could have done that being a staff nurse somewhere? No Way! I truly want the best for my patients, and work hard when I'm at a facility. But, it's nice to know that if they treat me like crap, I don't have to go back there again! My husband has good insurance, so I don't have to worry about that. I think the pros outnumber the cons when being an agency nurse. But, you must be very flexible!
  4. by   123lisa
    Cindy,
    I see you are from IN. I am originally from Evansville. I also love the flexibility of Agency nursing. I will be there late June and am applying for a short stent to work there while I am visiting. cons....no holiday pay.......so am trying to work there with my IN license. They the agency said it would not be a problem.......know of any places I should avoid?

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