WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRAVEL ASSIGNMENT VS. A LOCAL ASSIGNMENT?
Travel nurses/ healthcare professionals perform assignments across the country and must live in a different geographical region from the facility to apply for the nontaxable stipend. These jobs are traditionally short-term (13 weeks on average, though contracts vary), but many travel nurses/ healthcare professionals come back to work several assignments with us at a variety of facilities throughout the year. Want to stay local? Not a problem as we offer higher rates of pay to offset the lack of a stipend.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BE A TRAVELER?
For nurses, one year of experience within your specialty is required before being able to travel; however, many travel nurses do recommend having two years of experience under your belt so that you’re fully comfortable jumping into another hospital. For allied and therapy travel positions, the required experience needed will depend upon the setting as well as your specialty – two to three years is commonly expected.
CAN I TRAVEL WITH MY FAMILY, A SIGNIFICANT OTHER, OR A FRIEND?
This is a common question among many nurses, and the answer is always yes! Some nurses like to present themselves as a pair to agencies and hospitals regardless of whether they’re in the same specialty or not. Also, with the new virtual nature of school, many families have made the decision to travel together. Letting your recruiter know up front what you’re needing will help them in choosing the right match for you.
WHICH LOCATIONS CAN I TRAVEL TO ON AN ASSIGNMENT?
We work with healthcare organizations across all 50 states, from not-for-profit hospitals and large health systems to specialty clinics and home health facilities. Our 20 years in the industry allows us to provide you with an extensive network, ensuring a broad range of choices with regards to location, specialty, and setting.
WHAT IS THE ENHANCED NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT (eNLC)?
Being able to work within multiple states is the goal for many travel nurses; if that sounds like you, then getting a compact license is highly encouraged. Developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) allows you to have one multistate license while allowing you the ability to practice nursing within all 33 compact states. For more information on compact states, visit the official website of the Nurse Licensure Compact at https://nursecompact.com/.
WHAT TYPE OF HOUSING SUPPORT IS OFFERED WITH HEALTHCARE SUPPORT?
We provide a generous housing stipend, non-taxed, so you can choose something that’s right for you! Not sure where to start? We suggest using the following housing resources in your search, or let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll provide you with options to match your personality and your budget: