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
As a recruiter I ask a lot of questions, but only so I can better meet your needs as a travel nurse and understand what is most important to you as a professional and an individual. But I don’t want to control the conversation. It’s equally important that you pose questions to recruiters. Asking questions helps you identify personalities and recruiter styles, how much industry knowledge a recruiter has and also how responsive they will be to your communications.
Here is a list of 10 questions I’d recommend you ask a travel nurse recruiter during your first phone call: Read more
At Cariant Health Partners we work with a lot of amazing travel nurses. This month we interviewed travel nurse Lanita W., currently on assignment in Warsaw, Virginia.
What got you interested in travel nursing?
I have always dreamed of being a traveling nurse, even before I entered nursing school. My grandmother’s niece was a nurse and traveled to Hawaii, where she met her husband and settled. My family always talked about how great of a job that would be, and I’ve been hooked on the idea since highschool. When I became a nurse I knew it was my goal, but I had to wait two years for the experience. In the meantime, I settled down Read more
Money is a major incentive in the world of travel nursing. Even so, try not to make money the ONLY consideration when deciding whether to start a travel career or when weighing two different contracts. Money matters, but travel nursing should never be all about the money. Consider these three things as well:
Cultures of America
Travel nurses are in such high demand that there are opportunities everywhere. If your first contract choice Read more
Unlike travel therapy, nurses need a few years of experience under their belt before clients are likely to consider them for travel staffing needs.
One Year vs. Two Years
Two years is best, but you can be submitted for consideration with one year of experience. The two years will make you more marketable in competitive locations. If you don’t have at least two years of experience it can be difficult to land a contract, but don’t rule yourself out completely if you only have that initial 12 months. Read more
Lately I have come across comments in travel nursing forums and social media groups about how people don’t want to travel to any small, out-of-the-way and “never heard of that place before” towns. I realize travel itself is of course the main allure to travel nursing, but there are a lot of places to explore in this country besides the larger tourist cities. Around 15 percent of Americans live in rural areas—and they need nurses, too.
The struggle for hospitals to recruit nurses to rural areas Read more