Tag: Ask a Travel Nurse

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 […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does taking company housing affect my pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does taking company housing affect my pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I’m looking to try Travel Nursing for the first time. Can you tell me: How does taking company housing affect my pay? If I have the agency set housing up for me does it reduce my weekly pay? Also, I will be bringing my family (husband and two young […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you know which Travel Nursing company to work with?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you know which Travel Nursing company to work with?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, I have three years’ nursing experience and I really want to travel — but I don’t have a clue about anything! There are so many companies out there and I don’t know any Travel Nurses. How do you know which Travel Nursing company to work with? I don’t want […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What pays more — per diem or Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What pays more — per diem or Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Dear David, I love my per diem position in Arizona — I am able to have maximum flexibility and still maintain full-time hours. Now though, I’d like to move to Nashville, Tennessee. How can I maximize my pay and my flexibility? In my experience per diem pays great, but is […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend and per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend and per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend and per diem? Do you take the company-provided housing from your company? Also, who’s your favorite agency and why? Thanks on all counts! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Your question is really hard to address from a […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are some good housing websites for furnished listings?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are some good housing websites for furnished listings?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What are some good housing websites for furnished listings? I’m having a difficult time finding real people and real listings in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. Do you have any tips? Thanks so much! P.S. I’m still on my first assignment and the convenience of taking the housing seems so enticing, […]