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The Scoop on the 2012 Traveler’s Conference

The Scoop on the 2012 Traveler’s Conference

Do you have your ticket for the 2012 Traveler’s Conference? Whether you’re a healthcare professional thinking about traveling or already a road veteran, this year’s conference is not to be missed. Especially when it’s in such an exciting location…. Las Vegas! Rebecca Herdlein, the conference organizer, graciously let us interview her on all the details [...]

By August 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take the company’s insurance, or buy my own?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take the company’s insurance, or buy my own?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have emailed you before and I appreciate the information received. I am really hoping to do travel nursing in November and I am terrified. There are so many companies and so many different reviews on each company, that it is hard to know good from bad. Anyway, the question [...]

How Driving to Your Assignments May Earn You a Free Trip to Tokyo

How Driving to Your Assignments May Earn You a Free Trip to Tokyo

Signing up for an airline credit card is the quickest way to build a large mileage account but it might seem unnecessary, especially if you aren’t regularly flying to assignments. However, if you could accumulate an immense amount of points and miles from your regular expenses even if you drive to your contracts, would you [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: My contract was cancelled, now what?

Ask a Travel Nurse: My contract was cancelled, now what?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have just had my first travel assignment with a company called AMN Healthcare; 8 weeks into the assignment, my contract was cancelled. I have very limited experience as a travel nurse and I am very frightened about what will happen to me now. I did not get much information [...]

Compact State Licensure in a Nutshell for Travel Nurses

Compact State Licensure in a Nutshell for Travel Nurses

Although the compact licensure for states was enacted to be easier for travel nurses to be licensed, it still manages to be a little confusing to understand.  In a nutshell, it allows a nurse (RN and LPN) that lives in and has a current nursing license in a state that is a member of the [...]

By July 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Pet Deposits: What to Expect from Travel Nurse Housing

Pet Deposits: What to Expect from Travel Nurse Housing

Many travelers are electing to bring their pets with them on assignment, especially as travel nurse companies are becoming more lenient with their housing regulations. While many are finding it easier than ever to travel with their little companion, it does come with a price. So, just how much is it going to cost you [...]

By July 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the ‘Norm’ Salary for a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the ‘Norm’ Salary for a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am to embark upon my first travel assignment in Aug. The salary seems quite low to me, and I was wondering if it is the norm. The actual salary is $22.30 per hour with tax free per diem of $35/day. They do pay for housing, but since I have [...]

Making the Most of Your New Travel Nurse Assignment

Making the Most of Your New Travel Nurse Assignment

With the stress of a new assignment, it’s tempting to hide under a rock for a few weeks until you get acclimated. But, hold on there, you got into travel nursing for reason. Get out there and explore! Here are some tips to help you make the most of you assignment, wherever you maybe. Tip [...]

By July 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: I failed my EKG test, What now?

Ask a Travel Nurse: I failed my EKG test, What now?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am a PACU RN with 14yrs of critical exp. I just had the shock of my life as my family and I were preparing to move to Washington DC next month for a 6 month travel contract. I took and failed the EKG test twice yesterday, partly due to [...]

Travel Nursing Central Seems to Have it All

Travel Nursing Central Seems to Have it All

Looking for a good travel nurse resource? While there several sources for travel nurse information, there are very few that have everything you need on one site. Travel Nursing Central claims to be the authority on the travel nurse industry. And well, we seem to agree. Travel Nursing Central has a plethora of resources to [...]

By July 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →