Travel nursing can be an amazing experience for nurses who have always dreamed of traveling the world while helping others in need.
As a travel nurse you will work with one or more travel nursing agencies to find hospitals and health care organizations that are suffering from a nursing shortage and will assist those health care facilities by working on temporary nursing assignments that can last anywhere from 1 month to 1 year or more depending on the assignments you choose.
Many travel nurse companies will assist you in your search by helping you find a health care facility, relocate to your assigned location and follow-up with you to ensure that you are receiving the assistance you need to make your transfer as smooth as possible.
Travel nursing agencies may also work with you to help you receive a number of benefits and perks that health care organizations are willing to provide you with because of your willingness to relocate and provide them with your assistance.
Some of these perks may include:
- Tax-free travel reimbursement
- 401k contributions
- A rental or loaner car
- High end health insurance
- Sign-on/completion bonuses
- Increased pay/wages
- Guaranteed pay
- License reimbursement or reimbursement for continuing education courses
- Paid luxury housing
- Relocation pay
- Opportunity to choose your assignments
- Permanent job offerings after completion of an assignment
It is important to understand that not all health care organizations or travel nursing agencies can provide you with all of the benefits listed above and no one travel nursing agency can provide you will all of the job opportunities that are available to you, so it is a good idea to shop around and work with several travel nursing agencies to help you find the best nursing assignments that offer you the benefits and perks you desire.
Below is a list of several travel nursing agencies that may be able to provide you with a wide range of travel nursing opportunities:
- American Mobile Healthcare
- American Travel Nurse Liaison
- Axis Healthcare Staffing
- Cirrus Medical Staffing
- Cross Country TravCorps
- Expedient Medstaff
- Feeedom Healthcare Staffing
- Flex Care Travel Nursing
- Healthcare Seeker
- Medical Express
- Nightingale Nurses
- Nurses Rx
- O’Grady Peyton International
- Preferred Healthcare Staffing
- Prime Time Healthcare
- Premier Healthcare Professionals
- Response 1 Medical Staffing
- Valley Healthcare Systems
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed on this page and are not responsible for any of the links, content, products and/or services offered by these websites. If you have any concerns with the companies listed on this page then it is in your best interest to do further research and gather as much information as possible before following their advice, giving out personal information or choosing a travel nursing agency to work with.
Last Updated 11/12/2012