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TRAVEL TIPS- WHEN YOUR TRAVEL NURSE ASSIGNMENT ENDS

Your 13 week nursing assignment will go by very quickly & before you know it -- it is time to move on ...or not, many facilities extend travel nursing contracts. If you are interested in extending, approach the nurse manager or an assistant nurse manager about extending your contract first. If they seem enthused, let your recruiter know & your agency will handle getting a new contract to you.

If you plan on taking an assignment elsewhere, 2-3 weeks before the end of your current job is a good time to start looking. Get back in touch with all the recruiters you know (email works) and let them know the details. You will have a new travel nurse job before you leave the last one!

Always leave your assignment on a positive note. Many of the facility staff will be interested in your next move. Never say things like "I can't wait to get out of this place!" or, "...this is the worst hospital I've ever worked in..." You may not plan on going back there, but nursing agencies regularly request references on their travel nurses, make sure your positive attitude is something they can count on. Leave your facility with plans to "return some day."

Hopefully you will have several days to move out of your apartment. Spend one morning cleaning out & packing your kitchen-- it can take longer than you think. The day before you plan to leave, clean & pack everything else, load the car & plan to make your get-a-way early in the morning.

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Start keeping track of all your assignments on individual index cards. Keep them together with a rubber band. Things to include on the card would be the the exact dates of your contract, the facility name and address, nurse manager's name & direct phone number plus the unit you worked on; your address while you lived there, name of the complex & contact phone numbers. You will need to have this information repeatedly in the future & when you need job references, this makes it a snap!

If you took the health insurance offered by your travel agency, when you leave your assignment, this comes to an end-- usually on your last day or work, except in CA, where it is the day you receive your last paycheck. In between assignments or agencies you can elect to COBRA your insurance. Make sure you get a form letter from your current agency that is your proof of insurability several weeks before you are scheduled to leave your assignment. This form is your request to enroll in COBRA. These temporary policies are usually pretty pricey, but do not require you to submit any premium money for quite awhile & by then you should be covered by a new plan on your next assignment. If not, you have the security of knowing you do have health insurance until another assignment begins.

Hopefully, if you are new to travel nursing, this guide has given you lots of useful tips that will make your first travel nurse job a real success. If you are a seasoned traveler, perhaps you picked up some information to add to what you already know.

Either way, make sure to visit our main website at USATravMed.com where you can find nursing jobs all over the country, FREE CEUs, shop for scrubs, nursing supplies, & books plus guides, tips & links for travel to all 50 States.

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