Will I get the Worst Assignments?
This all depends on the hospital environment and staff members that you work with. Oftentimes, they will assign the travel nurses the easier patients and leave the sicker ones to the staff nurses because they are more familiar with the facility and policies in regard to providing care.
However, there are some nursing managers who will put the most difficult patients on the travel nurses’ assignments because they get a higher pay rate than the staff nurses. It’s important to keep in mind too, that the hospitals that need travel nurses might also suffer from high turnover rates, which may be due to the type of patient assignments they have. So if you do get crummy patient assignments, keep in mind that it may not be intentional.