Travel Nursing 101

What is Travel Nursing?

Travel nursing is when a Registered Nurse takes a nursing “assignment” for 13+ weeks in a location that is at least 50 miles (for tax free per diem) away from their permanent residence. The assignments are within hospitals that have needs for that nurse’s specialty, and the nurse is sometimes offered the opportunity to extend beyond 13 weeks if necessary.

How do I become a Travel Nurse?

Travel nurses must have at least two years of experience in acute care. You can find travel nursing jobs at ussinurses.com. You can contact one of our recruiters, and they will walk you through the process of applying for a position, building a pay package (your payment summary for everything you will need during your travel assignment), and being submitted and interviewing for a position. Nurses with certifications like PALS, CPR, ACLS, etc. are sought out candidates. Once you accept the position and sign the contract, you will head for orientation and your new home for 13+ weeks! Once it is over, you can either extend, take a break, or move to the next spot depending on the circumstances.

Why would I do this?

  1. Freedom of time and time-off for Holidays.
  2. Travel opportunity to locations you have always wanted to visit.
  3. Full-benefits packages including first day health insurance.
  4. Referral bonuses.
  5. Work and life experience through the constant newness of travel nursing.

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