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Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I learn more about specific Travel Nurse Agencies?

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Ask a Travel Nurse Expert: How can I learn more about specific Travel Nurse Agencies?

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How can I learn more about specific Travel Nurse Agencies?

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I always encourage people to go about investigating companies in several ways.

First, always check them out on the travel forums and see what other travelers may have to say about them. But, you should keep in mind that you’ll are likely to find good and bad things about every company out there. What you want to look for are patterns. Some great websites, other than here at travelnursingblogs.com, are ultimatenurse.com, travelnursingcentral.com, allnurses.com, and the Delphi forum for traveling professionals (go to delphiforums.com, look for the box on the right that says “Explore existing forums”, type in “travel nursing” and the top result is a group called Travel Nurses and Therapists).

Pan Travelers is also another good site with a forum and you can also join Healthcare Travelbook (healthcaretravelbook.com), which is a sort of Facebook style place for travelers, which also has a forum.

You can either search the posts for a particular company or sign up and seek out other members who might have had experience with the company by a post of your own.

Another way to gauge a travel company can be by the amount of time they have been in business (not all “young” companies are bad, just as not all companies that have been in the business awhile will be good). Longevity just says that they have been doing this awhile and should have most of their ducks in a row (and it also means you should be able to find out more about them on the forums).

Also look and see if they have a Better Business Bureau rating. Not all companies are accredited by the BBB (most might not be) but even if a company is not accredited by the BBB, they may have a rating and you can see if anyone has ever filed a complaint against them.

Finally, I recommend simply typing the company name into a search browser with the word “complaint” or “review”. This sometimes yields some pretty interesting results. In doing so for the company you mentioned, I came across this page:

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Worldwide-Travel-Staffing/reviews

I hope this helps.

David
david@travelnursesbible.com

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About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

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