Friday, January 18, 2013


I get to work last night, and it's slamming busy. We're getting our assignments for the shift, and Charge looks at me and is like "Shrtstormtrooper, you're in triage for the night with Other Travel RN who has been there for 7 months." Okay, cool. No sweat. I mean, I've been there for almost three months. I probably know enough to not kill anyone accidentally. The thing that blows my mind is how I got ZERO minutes of orientation before they were like Go Forth, Traveler, and save lives.

The sad thing is that this isn't even really a vote of confidence in my nursing skillz. It's more like the department is so stretched for experienced staff that Charge found out I had signed on for another contract and put me out there the very next shift. Desperate times call for desperate measures, or something like that.

And oh by the way, I'm staying in Texas for another contract, in case you didn't pick up on that two sentences ago. Whooooo!


Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I have been working with a travel nursing agency called OA and had great results. I cant believe I get to travel for work! Keep up the great posts!

Meag said...

hey! i love your blog and i'm glad to hear that travel nursing is working out so well for you. what agency do you use? i want to start travel nursing, but i have no idea which agencies are any good!

Shrtstormtrooper said...

@Meag - I use American Mobile. They're the biggest so they get plenty of contracts, but I've heard from a lot of other people that there are much better companies out there. Personally I haven't had any problems with them. I've also been told to have recruiters at multiple companies, but...I'm lazy. So American Mobile it is!