Tag Archives: travel nursing

Recruiter-Traveler Relationships

We know the relationship with your recruiter is one of the more important parts of a successful travel career. At Cariant, you work with one recruiter regardless of where in the U.S. you want to travel. The longer you travel with us the stronger your relationship with your recruiter becomes. They are your advocates on the road. And they work hard to make sure their travelers are informed and happy.

We Need to Talk About Ghosting

Ghosting, an act we may categorize as something that only happens when “retiring” personal relationships, has shifted to the professional space as an employment trend. It’s on the minds of many HR and recruiting professionals. And unfortunately, it’s on our radar as well.

Culturally acceptable it may be to “ghost” an individual to end a friendship or relationship, ghosting does not belong in the travel therapy and travel nursing industry.

Consider this full scenario: Read more »

Write a Travel Bucket List for Each and Every Contract Location

Most travel contracts are 13 weeks in duration. That may seem like a long period of time… until you recall how often you hear exclamations of how fast the year went by. When you’re moving around the country up to four times a year and trying to squeeze in as many memorable moments as you can, those 13 weeks will fly by!

It’s essential to make a plan, or at least write out a travel bucket list, in advance of each contract so you’re less likely to miss an experience. This is especially true if your plan is never to extend a contract. Read more »

Travel Questions Answered

Why is it okay for a hospital to cancel a contract, but not for me?

Contract cancellations are a risk of travel. But travelers typically receive two weeks to 30 days’ notice for your recruiter to line up another assignment. Travelers who receive notice directly about a cancellation clause being utilized should contact their recruiter immediately to look at options.

Cancellations usually only happen because the facility filled a permanent position or experienced an unexpected low census. It’s a financial decision, Read more »

Four States for Travelers Who Love the Outdoors

For outdoor enthusiasts some states where you can find travel therapy and travel nursing work make for a match made in heaven. Check out these top states for travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors:

Colorado

There’s something to be said about enjoying crisp mountain air while putting on your skis or snowshoes. Winter travel contracts are most competitive. Luckily, all year round you can find something to do outdoors in this state. Read more »

Reasons Travelers Like Washington State

Washington State is a favorite destination for traveling healthcare professionals and for good reasons. The scenery is surprisingly diverse. Contracts are usually plentiful. And it makes for beautiful Instagram posts. You’ll want photo keepsakes of this place. Read more »

Benefits of Critical Access Hospital Assignments

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: 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 »