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Who can become a travel nurse?

Travel nursing / healthcare contract work is open not only to RNs but also the vast array of medical professionals who have at least a year of clinical experience in a hospital setting.

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How long is a travel nurse assignment?

Most assignments are between 13 and 26 weeks long. If you are interested in staying and want to extend we can and will request that the facility offers you the option to renew! That allows you to decide where and when you want to work.

Can my family or friend(s) come?

Yes! If you choose to travel with family or a friend, you just need to plan on such when setting up your housing, but this is a great way to travel together.

Can I pick where I work?

Depending on your specialty and what is needed by the various facilities, you can pick where you want to go! Your preferred location may not be ready for you right away, but there are most likely travel opportunities in and around your favorite city, plus more elsewhere that will eventually come available.

What’s the pay like?

Due to the high demand & acute shortages, travel nursing often pays very well. Your compensation varies based on skill level, specialty, and facilities.


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If an assignment is shortened due to low census, do I still get full pay?

If your assignment is cut due to low census you normally will not get compensated. However, our recruitment staff once aware of any possible situations as such will proactively match you to a replacement assignment. If it is shifts being canceled you will find the number of shifts allowed to be canceled will be written in your contract, anything over and you have to be paid.

What is an extension contract?

This is an additional contract you receive from the facility you are currently working with to extend your time to work there. Hospitals usually wait until at least halfway through the assignment to make an extension offer, but it is advisable for you to talk with your recruiter as soon as possible if you are interested in an extension and not wait for the facility to start the process.

Can I travel with another travel nurse?

Yes. Many traveling RNs select assignments together. You can request to work in the same hospital, same city, share an apartment or apartment complex.

Will my experience as a travel nurse affect future employment?

Traveling as a nurse will increases your skill level and could make you a more attractive candidate when seeking out future opportunities.


1) Short assignments around the country expose you to a wide array of regional nursing procedures.

2) You will have the opportunity to work in a wider variety of specialties.

3) It’s impressive to future employers when a travel nurse can drop into a clinical environment and successfully care for patients quickly and with high quality. Bottom line is that you become an extremely valuable asset.

Can I take a travel assignment close to my home?

Many facilities and agencies have a radius rule that does not allow you to take a travel nursing assignment within 50 to 100 miles from your home. This rule is in place to keep permanent local RN’s from switching to higher paying travel nursing contracts.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work far from your friends or family. In fact, about 80% of first time traveling nurses work within their home state or a neighboring state, according to the National Student Nurses Association. And many nursing schedules give you multiple days off, making it easy to travel home for a visit.

What are standard travel nurse hours?

Standard hours are five 8s, four 10s or three 12s, making it easy to travel home during your days off.

How do I apply to become a travel nurse?

Simply click here to apply and complete our Fast-Track Profile (c). This puts you at the front of the line when it comes to your next interview.