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.
May 25, '01
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!
May 25, '01
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?