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 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.
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, I’ve read your advice column and bought your book, and I’m hoping you can guide me. I will be keeping my New York home address at my parents’ and paying them monthly. I’m relocating to California to Travel Nurse and want to get my own apartment so I can […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, Mr. Morrison, I had a bad experience on my most recent assignment and my contract was terminated last week. My company was made aware two months ago about safety issues on the unit and my desire to break my contract due to these safety issues — which included no […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, David! I’m a new Traveler and am curious about finding my own housing. How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing? Also, do you recommend certain Travel Nursing companies? Thanks! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Hello, My best advice: Remain curious, at least for your first assignment. While […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello! I’m an RN in Boston and looking into my first Travel Nurse experience. I’ve already applied to a company and started the process. My top location pick was Austin, Texas as I’ve heard great things about the city. I also have a friend there — which is a huge […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I am a PACU nurse with 28 years of experience and I’m about to try Travel Nursing! I’d like to go to Phoenix, Arizona for the winter and wonder if you know what is the best Travel Nursing company for my specialty? I’ve literally spent all day looking […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello! My question is, do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too? My partner and I are potentially interested in Travel Nursing — he is an ICU RN and I am an RD. I’ve found information about many Travel Nurse staffing agencies offering insurance for the RN, but is it […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I want to start off by saying I read your book and it was very interesting! Such helpful information! I started Travel Nursing after two years’ experience in Tele. I’m from south Florida and wanted to do the Midwest, so my first assignment was in Munster, Indiana. I […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Thanks for sharing all this information — it’s a lot to take in! I am wondering how to become more specialized. I’m a pediatric RN med-surg wanting to do more traveling now that I am an empty nester. So, since ICU is a hot specialty, how can I […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, I am currently a licensed RN working towards my BSN. As soon as I am able to travel, I would like to begin an online DNP program while Travel Nursing. I’ve searched high and low, and I cannot find any information out there from any nurses who have tackled […]
Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I’m looking to try Travel Nursing for the first time. Can you tell me: How does taking company housing affect my pay? If I have the agency set housing up for me does it reduce my weekly pay? Also, I will be bringing my family (husband and two young […]