By December 12, 2007 0 Comments

Travel nursing checklist item #7: Comparing travel nurisng benefits

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The next things you want to look at are travel nursing benefits. Different companies offer different benefits but there are some basic benefits, besides compensation, you should look for. These include:

Furnished Housing
401(K)
Health Insurance
Travel Reimbursement
Licensure Reimbursement
Direct Deposit
However, many companies offer a much broader range of benefits including:

Referral bonus
Completion bonus
Sign-on bonus
Extension bonus
Free continuing education credits
Private housing

Remember though that you are still paying for these benefits one way or the other if they come in cookie cutter standard packages.

However, if the travel nursing company lets you customize your compensation package and utilize per diem allowances, then your chances to maximize your pay are much greater. That’s because you have the room to negotiate and personalize your package based on what you need. You are not forced to take a benefit that frankly doesn’t benefit you. Just another area to keep in mind on your travel nursing journey.

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About the Author:

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for four years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

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