Tag: Tips and Advice

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I work with more than one recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I work with more than one recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:  In Travel Nursing, it seems like a great idea work with more than one recruiter — or is it? Can I work with one than one recruiter? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:  Many seasoned travelers use multiple recruiters (often even three or four). The best way to approach this is […]

5 Tips for Travel Nursing with Pets

5 Tips for Travel Nursing with Pets

Life on the road as a Travel Nurse can be so much more awesome with a great companion. For some, that companion is a significant other, kiddo, or best friend, but for many others it’s the ultimate in companions — like your dog, cat, or other pet! You really get the best of both worlds […]

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 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: 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: Do I have to use my own insurance to cover a company physical?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to use my own insurance to cover a company physical?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am a Travel Tech and my physical is due to a new company I plan to work for. I got the impression that my future travel company is not going to pay for this physical and that I am to use my insurance to cover it. Is this a […]

5 Great States for 2016 Travel Nursing Jobs

5 Great States for 2016 Travel Nursing Jobs

One of the best things about Travel Nursing is being able to see the country as you work by visiting so many of its great 50 states! But with so many options, it can be hard to choose where to go first, or next if you’re already traveling. (Hey, that’s not a bad problem to […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I prove my permanent residence?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I prove my permanent residence?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How do I prove my permanent residence? Is it enough to receive a credit card bill at your residence and have your driver’s license and voter’s registration from the same address, or do you need to have a utility bill with the address? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I guess my […]