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I have been an RN for about a year and a half. My experience is 6 months worth of ICU/Med Surge/Tele and about 8 months Hospice/Home Health. Prior to that I worked as an LPN working geriatrics, peds and corrections. I am really interested in travel nursing. Based on my experience can I realistically pursue travel nursing at this time?

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Michael DiGangi

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Most travel companies require 1 year of acute experience. I would recommend that you obtain just a few more months in your current position and the give it a shot! Give me a call! :)
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Hi Michael, The more experience you have the better your travel experience will be. Most hospitals require 1 year minimum experience and although LPN experience helps, you will be competing with seasoned nurses many of whom have travel experience, so you want to hang in the permanent job as long as you can. I recommend 2 years experience in one specialty.