There are more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States and each plays an important role in its community. Your time as a traveling healthcare professional at these hospitals contributes to their ability to provide valuable medical services to surrounding rural populations.
For those unfamiliar with this hospital classification, the general requirements for a facility to be considered a CAH are that it: Read more
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
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
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
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
Not sure where to travel next? These locations make for a great fall and winter combo experience.
What do you do when you are miles away from home and not at work? What will keep you from spending all of your hard-earned money? What will give you fond memories of your current assignment and ones to come? A hobby!
Through the years, I have worked with many travelers and the question always remains the same, “What can I do with my free time so I don’t break the bank, but still enjoy my time traveling?” Read more