Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Do you have a list of options that you make sure you spell out on a contract, sort of a guide or checklist to follow to make sure that all your needs, issues and concerns are spelled out within your contract? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The things that you [...]
Author Archive: David Morrison R.N.
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 over thirty travel contracts, worked with several different travel agencies, and currently hold about a half dozen nursing licenses in different states.
Last year I wrote a book entitled, Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), which can be found at TravelNursesBible.com. I am currently blogging on this site and writing a monthly column in Healthcare Traveler Magazine.
I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I work in clinics (started in family medicine then went to endoscopy procedures) and have always presumed this meant I couldn’t become a Travel Nurse. But recently, an agency saw my resume posted on a job board and contacted me for a travel clinic position! On the other hand, most [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: The agency that I’m planning to start a contract with in January offers health insurance, but it’s expensive. How can I get affordable health insurance while Travel Nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: When it comes to insurance, this is an area where all companies are definitely NOT alike. Some [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and am very strongly considering switching to Travel Nursing. I currently work as a float nurse throughout a 1000-bed Missouri hospital specializing in NICU/Peds/PICU. I make $31 per hour, and do OK because I work premium shifts about once a week bringing my [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have opened a medical and allied healthcare specialist contract placement firm and want to make sure my travel section is offering the most attractive pay and service package for our candidates. How would you set up a new staffing agency for Travelers if you could, from scratch, and do [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve done a couple Travel Nursing assignments, and have loved the traveling and experiences! My question concerns getting the best pay and benefits from a Travel Nurse agency. My very first Travel Nurse assignment was about seven years ago in California, and I remember making so much more money than [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve been traveling for two years now and have always found my own housing, but coming up in January I’m planning to take the plunge and head to Hawaii, so I was thinking I’d like to eliminate some stress and just have my agency handle my housing for this assignment. [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve worked as an RN going on four years — one year on medical-surgical and now going on my third year in ED. In the last two years I’ve really considered Travel Nursing, but fear of the unknown and wondering if I’m ready is holding me back. How do I [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter that I probably wouldn’t know to ask? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: There is no “set” list of questions you should ask, other than those on which you feel you need more information. If you don’t understand what a “tax advantage [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am planning to start Travel Nursing soon and I have no idea what to expect or ask about when it comes to housing. What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Hopefully before you sign anything, you are told what to expect in the [...]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses when traveling between different states? Do you have to get a new policy in every state you work in, or is there a nationwide policy? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I cannot say for certain how it works with each individual insurance [...]