Questions & Answers

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What is travel nursing?

Hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare facilities fluctuate in how many patients come and go causing the quick need for nurses to fill-in. They call us about the nurses they need (ICU, ER, etc.) and we provide them with the nurse that has the skills they require. Nursing assignments can be almost anywhere in the US. So you’re able to see new places while doing what you love.

How long are travel assignments?

Travel assignments vary widely from a few short hours to several weeks. It all depends on what type of help a facility requires. There are contracts, which can range from 4 to 13 weeks, which is designed to fill a projected need such as a maternity leave, or there’s per diem, which is a shift-by-shift call in.

Can I stay if I like the facility I’m at?

It all depends on the healthcare facility you are working for. Sometimes they just need someone for a short period of time and that’s it. However, if the facility is interested in keeping you, Nurses PRN and the employer may be able to make it happen.

Where will I live while on assignment?

Housing is included in your contract. We make sure you are taken care of so you feel at home in your new surroundings. You’ll be provided with furnished housing so you’re able to move right in, get comfortable, all at no charge to you. If you want to look for housing on your own, a stipend will be provided for you.

Can I bring my pet?

The short answer is, sometimes. If you want your pet to come, make sure you let us know and we will do everything we can to find housing that allows your pet. If they do, they usually require a security deposit. Just be sure that bringing your pet is the best thing for both you and your pet.

What kind of benefits can I expect?

As a full time employee you can expect a wide variety of benefits. There’s health, dental, and life insurance, a 401K plan, short-term disability, liability insurance, and many more. There’s even a contract renewal bonus that could make you over $2000 each year just for staying with Nurses PRN.

Am I paid less than a normal hospital job?

No, you are actually paid more. Travel nurses are compensated very well for their work, above a normal hospital job. On top of that, you’ll get housing, tax benefits, and the ability to see new faces and places.

What if a friend and I want to work together?

If the facility looking for help requires more than one nurse it is possible for both of you to work together. Make sure you let us know and we will do our best to find a place for the two of you.

Do I need a nursing license in each state I work?

Yes, each state requires a different license, but we are more than happy to help you with the process so your move from state to state is an easy one.

What kind of experience is required?

The more experience the better, but we usually ask for at least one year of experience in a given specialty (ICU, ER, Pediatrics, etc.) so that you are able to jump right in and work.

How do I get started in travel nursing?

I’m glad you want to be a travel nurse and it’s very easy to get started. Give us a call at 888.830.8811 or email us at travel! so we can talk about your future with Nurses PRN.