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Housing: To Book or Not to Book

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 »

Travel Nurse Interview: Kevin and Jodie

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 »

Know your eNLC

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 »

The Best Travel Nursing Company For You

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 »

The Rewards (and Awards) of Travel Healthcare

Travel nurse Marla Mayberry, LPN started her contract in Nome, Alaska back in January of this year. Since then, she has been awarded not once, but twice by the hospital where she is contracted. Her experience with the facility has been professionally rewarding, a benefit of this career path that is sometimes overshadowed by the travel portion of the job. Read more »

Three Destinations to See During an Arizona Contract

Arizona is a beautiful state. We know because we’ve seen the pictures from our travelers’ adventures! If you haven’t yet made it to this southwest state, you’ll find much to see and do. Add these tourist locations to your bucket list:

Antelope Canyon

Guided tours are required to see this sandstone formation. And to experience the Read more »

What Travel Nursing is Really About

The nurses we work with say travel nursing is one of the best jobs in the world. They enjoy the perks of traveling the country, seeing beautiful places, and getting paid well to do it. But, that’s not what travel nursing is really about.

It’s about being flexible, reliable and putting patients first.

“I am there to fill the needs of the facility,” says Jody J., travel LPN. Read more »

How to Handle Initial Recruiter Conversations

Unless you were referred to a specific recruiter by a traveler, or you are proactively reading recruiter bios to find someone you’d like to contact directly, chances are your first interaction with a recruiter will be a random match. For example, whoever is available when you first call a travel healthcare company, or which recruiter is up next to respond to email inquiries. Read more »

My Travel Nurse Story

Growing up I had a relative who was a traveling nurse, and my family spoke of her like a superhero! My family pushed me to consider nursing due to the job security and opportunities—so I’ve always known it’s what I would do. I have dreamed of traveling the world, and know my purpose in this world is to help others. What better combination than to become a traveling nurse!
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