Travel Nursing Jobs?
So, if you are just looking into travel nursing jobs for the first time, it’s likely you have lots and lots of questions. Most nurses looking into travel nursing jobs like the idea of adventure, seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing new things, but aren’t sure how to get started. In order to flourish in travel nursing jobs, you really only need to have a sense of adventure and a suitcase…and a really great travel nursing agency to help you navigate the travel nursing world! Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding travel nursing jobs.
Where can I go with travel nursing jobs?
One of the coolest things about travel nursing jobs is that they can literally take you anywhere in the world! Many new travel nurses like to begin here in the United States. Assignments are available all over our great nation, so pull out a map and decide where you want to go and what you want to do…sunny Florida and all it’s beautiful beaches, big cities, like New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, or Chicago, and all their cultural opportunities, Colorado, Utah, or Nevada with their outdoor adventure opportunities? You name it, the choice is yours…where do you want to go? Don’t forget about exciting overseas opportunities as well, like Australia, South Africa or England.
How much will I be compensated?
Travel nurses can expect to earn higher wages than regular staff nurses. Certain locations and certain specialties will pay even higher hourly wages. You will also be reimbursed for your travel expenses and receive per diem from your agency.
What about living arrangements?
Your agency will provide fully furnished housing for you for each assignment. You can expect luxurious accommodations in convenient locations, and they will even make arrangements for travel partners like family and pets.
How long will I travel?
Most assignments here in the United States are 13 weeks long and overseas assignments are longer in duration and can be 12 months or longer. You can opt for back to back assignments on occasion.
What will my benefits be?
Travel nursing jobs provide excellent benefits including sign-on and completion bonuses, reimbursement for housing, utilities and relocation, major medical insurance, 401K, professional liability insurance and worker’s compensation, prescription drug coverage, and dental benefits. If you meet certain criteria, you may also be eligible for a tax advantage plan and a meals and incidentals plan.
If you are curious about travel nursing jobs and all they have to offer, we hope these FAQs have helped you understand a little about the great life you can lead as a travel nurse. Traveling the world is an exciting proposition, and with the right agency helping you along the way, you can have a smooth transition into your new career. If you have any more questions about travel nursing jobs, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are travel nursing experts and have a great track record helping nurses get the best pay in the best destinations with the best benefits!