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Assignments can vary in length from a few days to several
months, depending on the nurse's availability, and the facility's
This mean nurses must be flexible and ready to leave there
location at all times.
These nurses are often away from family for long periods of time
and are willing to give up a lot of things
are 21 listed benefits and they are: Free
medical insurance, D.P insurance, 1st day insurance,
Professional insurance, One bedroom house,
Nursing Lic., Furniture choice, free utilities, Option
corp, house, salary over $30, CEU reimbersment,
401k plan, comp bonus, week drt. Deposit, Jcaho,
sick day, month off, pre. Empl. Screening, moving
expences, pay guarantee, and the last one car
first five companies offer all these
FlexCare Medical Staffing
Health Providers Choices
Valley Healthcare Systems
The next five companies offer one less benefit
but they vary.
Healthcare Seeker: do not offer 401k
IPI Travel: do not offer sick day
One Staff Medical: no free Medical Insur.
Premier Healthcare Professionals: No fee
PRCS: No JCAHO(Joint Commission on the
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations )
is conjecture on how much do the
travel nursing companies make off of a
traveling nurse. $10-$25 is what I found
List of things you need to be a
need your paper work: resume,
licenses, certificates, your contract,
personal ID, tax forms, medical records,
emergency contact information, and any
paperwork from your new facility or your
You want to pack light, pack casual
clothes, work uniforms, some dressy items,
4 different set of shoes, and appropriate
jacket for the weather.
will need to ask your company what
type of basics the house you will be
staying in will have and bring what you will
You also need to get directions, your
company will supply you with them and
you might want to invest in a GPS to help
navigate your new city.
Nursing Skill Assessment
will need to fill out a nursing
assessment to get hired. You need to fill
out the assessment with confidence but
not over confidence. The assessment had
you grading yourself with a number
system, 0-4. Zero meaning you have no
skill and Four, you are very proficient.
How does a
traveling nurse get
nurses are placed
by a travel nurse agency
facility at which the
travel nurse temporarily
works pays the agency
which in turn pays the nurse.
Are they for profit or not for
profit or both?
paid a salary just as a regular RN
would but salary is usually quite a bit
Are there any other education
requirements to work as a traveling
1 – 5 years RN experience
Might be required for specialty areas such as Pediatric
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job satisfaction, intent to leave, and nurseassessed quality of care among travel
nurses. Journal of Nursing
Administration, 41(2), 71-77.
Highway Hypodermics® “Travel Nurses Make A Difference One Hospital At A Time
Ultimate List of Travel Nursing Companies
How should a Traveling Nurse Fill out a Nursing Skills
Packing and Preparing For Your Travel Nursing Assignment
How much money do the travel companies really make off
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