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Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I buy David’s book, Travel Nurse’s Bible?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I buy David’s book, Travel Nurse’s Bible?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, How can I buy your book, Travel Nurse’s Bible? It seems on Amazon it is only available through a Kindle. I need some good advice for Travel Nursing! Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Thank you for the question. My apologies, but my book is out of print. It […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: I’m a Canadian nurse — how do I get started Travel Nursing in the United States?

Ask a Travel Nurse: I’m a Canadian nurse — how do I get started Travel Nursing in the United States?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello! I’m looking for some advice on Travel Nursing. I work as a nurse in Canada — RN, Labor & Delivery. Can you point me in the right direction to get started Travel Nursing in the United States? I know I will have to pass the American exam (NCLEX), which […]

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 […]