Housing is a major financial consideration for each travel contract. There are essentially two options for setting up housing:
Book Your Own Housing
If you prefer to handle the booking and financials of your own housing, you will accept what is known as a tax-free housing stipend, assuming you meet the qualifications. This gets paid out on each weekly paycheck. As a traveler you are working away from your permanent tax home (far enough that Read more
How long have you been in the industry?
I started with Cariant in September after many years in human services, specifically child welfare. I can tell you anything you need to know about child welfare and family empowerment, but this industry is new to me! Read more
Married, working in the same profession, and enjoying a nomadic lifestyle? It happens! Travel RNs Kevin and Jodie give us a quick look at their path to travel and what their experience is like together on the road.
How did you meet?
J: We graduated from high school together, but we didn’t start dating until a few years after. Read more
What is your biggest strength as a recruiter?
I am very passionate about communicating with people. Helping nurses out with finding a job is a big bonus to this position. Read more
This year should see normal growth for traveling healthcare professionals, with therapy jobs (especially physical therapy) still very much in demand. We’ve also seen a steady increase in general interest about travel therapy as a first-career option. It’s wonderful there are so many resources available for students and recently graduated therapists to learn about the industry—either through podcasts, Facebook groups, blogs or speakers at national conferences. Read more
What do you think first-time travelers should know about travel nursing?
That it’s an exciting time for them because they will be getting to start what I like to call “a travel journey.” And not to limit where they would like to go because they could miss out on an excellent opportunity. Read more
The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) will be implemented January 19, 2018, changing the current list of states where nurses can practice across a state border. Here’s what you need to know.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who held an original NLC multistate license prior to July 20, 2017 in a state that was grandfathered into the new eNLC will maintain the ability to practice in those states after January’s implementation date. This includes the new eNLC states of Wyoming, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia and Florida. No new licensing action is required from you unless you move (your permanent or tax-home address) to another state. Read more
Finding the best travel nursing company for you is no small task. You should interview recruiters, understand what motivates you as a traveler, and know what “fluff” to take with a grain of salt and what deserves extra analysis. Read more
On April 25, 2017, the PT Licensure Compact (PTLC) was enacted. For physical therapists and physical therapist assistants whose home state is currently WA, OR, MT, ND, UT, AZ, TX, MO, KY, TN, MS, NC, and NH, they will have the option of compact privilege to work in the other participating states. This will immensely simplify the effort needed for travelers to work in multiple states.
Any traveler trying to live a healthier lifestyle through the application of exercise knows the struggle of being on the road and needing to “hit the gym.” Traveling healthcare professionals may not have the luxury of living in a building with its own gym, or working in a town big enough to have a 24-hour fitness center. So, when gym access is not an option what can be done to meet your fitness goals?
I was a certified personal trainer for five years through the International Sports Sciences Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I learned a lot about the body and Read more