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: Can I switch specialties while Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I switch specialties while Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have been an ICU nurse at a small hospital for almost four years now and I’m very interested in Travel Nursing. If I were to travel, would I only be able to take ICU positions? Or could I possibly get OR, PACU, or Cath lab job with no previous [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the normal range for Travel Nurse salary?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the normal range for Travel Nurse salary?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am a junior in high school and want to learn more about becoming a Travel Nurse. Can you tell me what the normal range for Travel Nurse salary would be? Thank you so much! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I’m sorry, but I am not able to give you a [...]

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

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

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How can I learn more about specific Travel Nurse Agencies? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: 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 [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I get the travel nurse housing I want?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I get the travel nurse housing I want?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I just took my first travel assignment and I love it, but my company has me in a motel and not the efficient little apartment that I was promised. How do I keep this from happening and get the housing I want in the future? Also, have you ever taken [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I ask for flight reimbursement to get to my assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I ask for flight reimbursement to get to my assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I plan on taking my first travel assignment this summer and I’m looking for a company to cover airfare from Georgia to California and to offer great housing that’s safe and close to work. I’m interested in San Francisco or the Bay area and I know I may need to [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you handle licensing in different states when travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you handle licensing in different states when travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How do you get so many licenses when travel nursing? Are they all compact states? Don’t you have to have a home base to even apply for your first assignment and/or license? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you do not already reside in a compact state, then you will [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What type of degree do I need to be a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What type of degree do I need to be a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I really want to go to school to become an RN and eventually a Travel Nurse. But, financially, college is going to be hard for me to afford. What type of degree do I need to be a Travel Nurse? Two year or four year? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I work with more than one recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I work with more than one recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:  In Travel Nursing, it seems like a great idea work with more than one recruiter — or is it? Can I work with one than one recruiter? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:  Many seasoned travelers use multiple recruiters (often even three or four). The best way to approach this is [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a hospital coordinate schedules for nurses traveling in pairs?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a hospital coordinate schedules for nurses traveling in pairs?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: We are a husband and wife nurse team looking forward to starting our travel nursing careers upon the graduation of our second nurse daughter. One of us is ER and the other is Med Surg. My biggest concern is: Will the hospital will be willing to coordinate our schedules — [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: In travel nursing, how do I know if I am being paid fairly?

Ask a Travel Nurse: In travel nursing, how do I know if I am being paid fairly?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: In travel nursing, how do I know if I am being paid fairly? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I get a ton of emails asking this, but always feel a bit defensive of the profession of travel nursing when I respond. I suppose that is because I look back on a [...]