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.
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