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.

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Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a new staffing agency get it right for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a new staffing agency get it right for Travel Nurses?

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: How do I choose a Travel Nurse agency?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I choose a Travel Nurse agency?

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: Should I take agency housing or find my own in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take agency housing or find my own in Hawaii?

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: How do I know if I’m ready to try Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I know if I’m ready to try Travel Nursing?

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: What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter?

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: What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing?

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: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses?

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 [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I need to make sure is in my contract?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I need to make sure is in my contract?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What do I need to make sure is in my contract? I am going to be working with a Travel Nurse company for the first time and I want to make sure that I get everything that’s been promised to me. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I think you may [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are the qualifications for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are the qualifications for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I want to try Travel Nursing because I am young, want to explore the U.S., and make higher wages, so I am considering going to nursing school next year at a community college and getting my RN. I currently have a Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and am [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to buy new scrubs for each Travel Nursing assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to buy new scrubs for each Travel Nursing assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Came across your site today and find it to be a most excellent resource. I am researching Travel Nursing options so I can begin my next career phase. The hospital I work for requires RNs to wear navy blue scrubs. Does a Traveler have to buy new scrubs with each [...]