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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I establish residency and qualify for the tax-free stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I establish residency and qualify for the tax-free stipend?

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: What do you do about safety concerns on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do you do about safety concerns on assignment?

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: How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing?

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: Should I take a multi-hospital float position?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take a multi-hospital float position?

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: What is the best Travel Nursing company for my specialty?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is the best Travel Nursing company for my specialty?

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: Do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too?

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: What advice do you have for taking a contract in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What advice do you have for taking a contract in Hawaii?

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: Do I need recent experience for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I need recent experience for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I want to do Travel Nursing assignments in a cath lab and I have previous cath lab experience of approximately 10 years, from 1999 to 2010. I worked all phases in the lab and as resource nurse. Do I need recent experience for Travel Nursing? I have no doubt I […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do travel companies help you learn new specialties?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do travel companies help you learn new specialties?

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: Can I work in Travel Nursing while doing a DNP online program?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I work in Travel Nursing while doing a DNP online program?

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 […]