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Ask a Travel Nurse: What is the best company for strikes?

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Ask a Travel Nurse: What is the best company for strikes?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is the best company for strikes?

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What is the best company for strikes?

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I suppose the best answer to your question on which strike company to travel with, would be the one that pays the most. Please don’t take me to be flippant in my response, it’s just that one trustworthy company is usually as good as another when it comes to strikes — all other things being equal, like pay rate and proper management of your information and itinerary.

The last strike I worked, I do believe there was a five dollar an hour difference between two of the companies from which I received an email regarding the strike. However, it’s hard to recall if this rate increased as the strike date grew nearer. Meaning, you could wait a little longer to sign up and the rate does occasionally increase, but if you play this game, be prepared for the fact that you could wait too long and then just be out of a spot altogether!

During the last strike I worked (with U.S. Nursing), I stayed in the same hotel as other strike workers from Nurse Bridge, Emerald, and a few other companies. So honestly, I would join a few of these companies with the understanding that it was for strike work (as some have different divisions for strike and regular travel assignments) and then just check their websites or sign up for emails reporting when they have an active action.

Hope this helps.

David
david@travelnursesbible.com

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About the Author:

Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed close to 40 different contracts in various states with multiple travel companies. I am the author of Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing), in addition to my writings here and in the pages of Travel Nursing publications such as Healthcare Traveler Magazine and American Nurse Today. I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.

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