Tag: Ask a Travel Nurse

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 […]

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 […]