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Ask a Travel Nurse: What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter?

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Ask a Travel Nurse: What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:

What questions should I ask my Travel Nurse recruiter that I probably wouldn’t know to ask?

Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:

There is no “set” list of questions you should ask, other than those on which you feel you need more information. If you don’t understand what a “tax advantage program” entails, how the company handles your housing, if they match anything for their 401K plan, basically anything on which you lack knowledge, feel free to ask.

Your recruiter should be your resource in the company and should be willing to spend the time with you to answer all your questions. This is also a good assessment tool in knowing how good a recruiter you may have been paired with, as those who do not have much experience may not know the answers, fumble through them, or even grow impatient with having to answer them. As much of your travel experience is dependent on having a great recruiter, you will want to assess this any time you begin with a new company. Whether or not you are with a good “company” is only half the battle — a recruiter matters a lot!

If you’d like any assistance with getting paired up with some great recruiters, feel free to email me at

Hope this helps.




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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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