Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
I would prefer to work about 3 days a week, with about 24-36 total hours per week. Can I negotiate a travel nurse contract to work less than full time?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
You can always ask, but I do not know of any company that employs travelers for less than full time hours (36 if working 12’s and 40 if working 8’s).
A facility needs help. If they are to the point where they need outside help (i.e. travelers) who are they going to hire? A half-dozen part-time employees or three full time travelers? It just does not make sense to go to all the trouble of bringing in an outside employee to only work part-time (especially when this is the industry norm).
Plus, if a facility needs help and has two applicants (one willing to work full time and one part time), who do you think will get the assignment?
Thank you for writing as I don’t know that I’ve ever answered this exact question before and hopefully the information will help you and others when navigating a travel assignment.