Contract Nursing Oklahoma | 6 Things to Do to Start Your Travel Nursing Career

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Hi, my name is Cory Minter and I’m the president of Trinity employment specialists. We’re a staffing agency located here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but we staff for travel nurses all over the nation and it becomes one of the top travel nursing agencies in this area. And today I want to talk to you about starting your travel nursing career and six things that you really need to take care of. Oftentimes, especially in our area here in central Oklahoma, we want to educate nurses on what it is to begin doing travel nursing. You can make double the money, um, and have a ton of flexibility in your work schedule. In my mind, I don’t know why a nurse would not do this. I really have no idea why, because the money difference is so much different in a good way. And it also gives you a flexibility that you ordinarily wouldn’t have in traditional employment for a Contract Nursing Oklahoma.

In fact, because of the way that nurse, that nursing is going and the shortage of nurses, I would imagine that travel nursing is going to get bigger and bigger and more lucrative. When supply goes down, the price goes up and we should have according to the department of labor, a radical shortage of nurses coming up. And so this is a great thing. If you’re an RN, let’s take a look at some of the things that you can do to get started nurses. You’ve just heard about travel nursing. You’ve probably heard murmurings about it, and I want you to just take, take some of those ideas and advice in when, I mean, just make it an opportunity to speak to people and get some knowledge, but I can also give you a good deal of knowledge. Let’s take a look at the number. One thing is find a travel company that you want to work with.

There are travel nursing agencies all over the entire United States, but there are only a few here in this Tulsa area and only a few in Oklahoma. Take a look online, look, Google reviews, and find out what are people saying about that agency? Do they treat their employees? Well? How, how good of an advocate is the recruiter for the nurse? You’re going to be able to read a whole lot of items about travel nursing, and we would love for you to go online with Trinity and take a look at what people say about how we treat people. It’s one of the top things that I’m proud of is, uh, just the reviews that people have taken time to say about us, but that’s the number one thing that you want to do. Go read about them, find out what kind of benefits they offer, find out how they treat people with our great Contract Nursing Oklahoma services.

It’s really, really important. Um, one of the things that I would tell you and warn a travel nurse about, um, is even if a company offers a ton of benefits, you really want to find out what kind of an advocate they are for you. And in no way am I saying that Trinity doesn’t offer benefits, we offer extraordinary benefits, um, way better than your bear, then your bare-bones type of insurance packages and stuff like that. However, the thing that I am most excited about, um, in telling people about is just the people that we have working here are really, really wise. And they understand the industry well, and they know a lot of people and they can help you. They can help our new travel nurses get started. Number two, you’re going to want to work with a staffing agency or recruiter. So you’ve got to pick that out.

You figured out what kind of, um, a staffing agency you want. Now, you got to pick out a recruiter. You want to get with someone that can be a good mentor. They can be a good advocate. And they know a whole lot about the industry. Darcell has been in travel nursing for over 20 years. She has seen and done everything. She’s taught me more about travel nursing than I ever thought were possible. Um, number three, you want to check out your options. So as a travel nurse, you’ve got all sorts of different opportunities out there. Um, in general, just to give you an idea about it, um, before COVID happened and it’s really bounced back now, but we lost a lot of job opportunities during covert. The only time in history we’ve ever lost, um, travel nursing opportunities was in the middle of COVID. Um, but there for a month or two, it really dropped down when it comes to our Contract Nursing Oklahoma.

Now it is exploded again. But to give you an idea of the number of opportunities that are out there, um, in general, we have three contracts, okay. We have only three main contracts. And in those contracts, we have 12,000 nursing opportunities to staff for 12,000, all of them, the nation. So you can really pick and choose the specialty that you would want. And by the way, any kind of specialty that you might have, it gives you even more money, but you can check out the different, um, the different rates. You can get different pay packages, you can get different time spans and we really want to offer the best Contract Nursing Oklahoma. However, you need to keep in mind. If you do take a nursing contract, most likely it’s going to be around three months, but you can check all of these things out. Um, number four, you need to have the proper license. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, uh, you need to make sure that you have the right license.

And if you’re, if you’re smart, you’re going to go after a license. And it’s really important. Take that word and Google its compact license. Because if you get a compact license, you can get registered in multiple States to S to a staffer. And most of them are in a region, but it’s a majority of the United States. And so if you can get in encompassed into this compact license, it’s going to open up a whole lot of opportunities for you. I mean, even if you wanted to just go to the beach for three months now, not everyone has that opportunity because you’ve got kids and responsibilities, but a lot of travel nurses, they just want to get away for a little bit. And they’re going to go spend three months in Florida where it’s warm. That those months might be December, January, and February, you know, and you can go and move and just basically chase the weather that we have a lot of travel nursing opportunities in Hawaii.

So if you wanted to go work out there for a little bit, uh, you can do that. It’s really an Explorer’s dream. Um, and especially someone who is really younger, they’ve got a couple of years of experience in nursing and now they get to go and see the world. It would really be extraordinary. Um, if for, for the right person, number five, you need to pick an assignment with our great Contract Nursing Oklahoma option. Um, it’s important that you pick an assignment that fits your skill level as well. You don’t want to overemphasize the skills that you have. You don’t want to make sure or not, not to make sure you don’t want to over, uh, you know, over-analyze what it is that you can do. You want to make sure it stays in your sweet spot. The last thing that you need is getting one of the nurses, um, that you were working with recognizing that you’re not up to speed in that skillset.

And, and it’s just going to be a rough three months for you. If that’s the case, make sure that you stay in your skills and abilities. And I think that that’s going to help you to make sure that you pick the right assignment. Um, and number six, you’ll want to land the job. You’re going to have to do an interview. The interviews usually are conducted over the phone. It mainly covers what type of patients you take care of, what kind of color of scrubs you wear, um, all of these different things, but they’re going to want to know that you know what you’re talking about what we have to offer and we want to give you solid Contract Nursing Oklahoma option. And so getting prepared for these interviews, I think is helpful to check with you, if this is the first time that you’re doing it, make sure that you go over this and have a plan with your nursing recruiter. If you’re working here at Trinity employment specialists, check our travel nursing recruiter out Darcell, she’s not here today.

Normally she’s here on this videocast, but she got ill today. It’s not with COVID, but check with her and see if she has any advice for you and get for your travel nursing interviews. These are six steps to getting started in the travel nursing industry. Travel nursing is a way to make double your salary, give you a ton of flexibility in, in doing it with the right nursing recruiter, and with the night with the right nursing staffing agency. Um, we would love to it’d be a resource for you. That’s how you get it. Right? Give us a call at Trinity employment specialists at (918) 622-2588. Or you can visit us at online@trinityemployment.com.