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E-Shyft is what everyone is using at the LTC where I’m currently working a contract. I’m getting paid a lot less than the others. The agency I’m with has been shady and < transparent. Thought I did my homework. Then got my first check.I do not know where to turn. Want to quit after 23 yrs. TIA

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Hey everyone!

I'm an ER nurse with 1.5 years of experience at a busy, inner city trauma 2 hospital and I plan on starting my travel nurse journey next year once I hit my 2 year mark. The idea of travelling to a new city and living alone is exciting as I still live at home with family but it is also somewhat nerve wracking. I have been browsing through reddit and various facebook groups however I have various unanswered questions that I'm hoping some of you are able to answer!

  1. I have no triage/trauma room experience currently and I'm likely to be trauma trained by next year but triage training won't be for another two years. How much does this affect my chances of landing a contract? Do hospitals care much, or do they give you a 2 day crash course and throw you into triage expecting you to adapt?

  2. How different is nursing in the US compared to Canada? I know it's a pretty broad question but my main concern is adapting to different units of measurements such as temperature and glucose readings, different EMR software, or even hospital policies and procedures that differ between facilities. I would say I'm a fairly fast learner; our hospital FINALLY went from paper charting to Epic and it took me 2 or 3 days to get comfortable with it.

  3. Are staff nurses generally inclined to help travel nurses out? I know the "common" experience is that staff nurses may feel bitter towards travel nurses because of the pay but I'd love to hear people's experiences with staff nurses when asking for help in finding things or general questions about hospital specific policies and procedures.

Thanks in advance :)

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