Make the difference you know you can.
As a medical traveler, you’ll get to shape your career and create an amazing lifestyle while providing the most essential patient care. While utilizing your most important life skills, you’ll change lives and bring a smile to those who need it most. A travel nurse is an incredibly rewarding career both personally and professionally.
WHAT IS A TRAVEL NURSE?
Traveling nurses are skilled healthcare professionals who take assignments in hospitals with urgent and short-term staffing needs. Hospitals hire traveling nurses to fill staffing shortages typically created by a lack of qualified nurses in their location, seasonal population increases or an expected leave of absences. Traveling nurses have excellent career choices and have the opportunity to travel the country and build experience supporting top-tier medical facilities. travel nurses typically need 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. If you possess this experience and are ready to embark or continue on your journey as a traveling nurse, please submit your resume and get in touch with one of our recruiting professionals today.
WHY BECOME A TRAVEL NURSE?
Competitive compensation packages and opportunities to learn new skills are just a few of the many perks associated with being a medical traveler. In addition, you’ll get to explore new cities, see astonishing sites, and take an incredible journey with the freedom to control your career.
PERKS OF TRAVEL NURSES
With so much demand for qualified nurses throughout the country, travel nurses typically receive more pay than a regular full-time employee. Traveling is a great way to increase your total compensation.
TRAVEL & EXPLORE
Travel nursing provides you the opportunity to explore the country and visit the places you’ve always wanted to see. Choose the climate, city and location you desire. With hundreds of openings around the country, the choice is yours!
Enjoy the freedom and flexibility that allows you to take control of your career and make the decisions that are in your best interest. Choose the hours and schedule that fits your lifestyle.
As a travel nurse, you get to develop your skills and build upon your experience by supporting a variety of hospitals and medical facilities. With access to numerous job opportunities and locations, you can choose a position that aligns with your personal and professional goals.
WHERE CAN TRAVELING NURSES GO?
Travel nursing jobs are available in many locations across the county from big cities to small towns. You get to choose your destination and if your choice isn’t available, be patient because it’s likely to be there soon. To travel to various states, you will need a compact RN license.
The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to hold one valid nursing license that works in numerous states. If you declared a nurse’s compact state as your primary state of residence and you have met all licensure requirements, you may already have a compact nursing license.
HOW LONG ARE THE ASSIGNMENTS?
On average, most nursing assignments last 13 weeks although they typically range between 8 and 26 weeks. If you are performing well and adding value to your facility, there is a strong likelihood you will have the opportunity to renew your contract. Because most assignments are shorter term, you can change locations and try out other facilities or search for other assignments in your area.
HOW DOES TRAVELING NURSE PAY WORK?
Travel nurses receive both taxable hourly rates and non-taxed stipends. Non-taxed stipends are used for expenses such as housing, meals and other incidentals. In addition to non-taxed stipends travel nurses also receive hourly pay.
Because of the high demand for nurses, travel nursing often pays very well. Your specific compensation will depend on your specialty, the location of the facility, and the contract.
Apply now! Visit our Careers Portal to search and apply for any of our open Travel Nurse jobs today.
KEY FACTORS THAT IMPACT YOUR PAY AS A TRAVEL NURSE
The specific location of an assignment will heavily impact your pay. Vacation destinations and other highly desired areas influence the going pay rate. It’s important to note that pay rates often reflect the cost of living in the area.
The travel nurse specialty also impacts pay. Non-specialty nurses such as medical/surgical, psychiatric or home health are typically paid a lower rate than specialized nurses. Furthermore, specialized nurses with highly sought-after skills such as an ICU or OR nurse will get paid more as these specialties are in high demand.
Night shift assignments are more prevalent in the world of travel nursing. Many hospitals will pay more and offer a higher rate for night shift assignments. If you want to earn more money, flexibility is important.