Frequently Asked Questions by Nurses Answered :: TravelNurseSource.com

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Travel

10 months ago

What does it mean if an agency is not JCAHO Certified? In particular: Should I be concerned to work for them if they are not? What does this mean for the nurses employed by them?

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Other positions

1 year ago

Do you place Physican Practice Managers as well? Or only RN's?

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Call pay

2 years ago

What is a typical and or safe ratio of base pay and stipend non taxable pay, especially working in a facility requiring call? Should I be asking for a higher base rate due to call? Or a separate ot or call out rate?

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General

2 years ago

Can you belong to more than 1 travel company?

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Experience

2 years ago

I don't see an area of practice for school health. My most recent and current experience is School nurse. Are there any school nurse or doctors office travel assignments?

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Experience

3 years ago

How many years of experience do you need in pre op before becoming a traveling nurse in that speciality? -Nicole Bazajou, Social User

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Canadian RNs

3 years ago

Do you help place Canadian RNs who have not yet passed the NCLEX, put are wanting to take it?

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Experience

3 years ago

Doesn't the online Travel Nurse source require a resume? I am currently unemployed, and my local college is going to help me in putting together a better resume. I don't see on the site where resume is requested.

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General

3 years ago

I did a little travel nursing in CA 2005 - 2006. My most recent job was with assisted living residents and memory impaired. I worked for VNA some time ago, when they just started to use computer to document visit. Would I need to obtain a local position in VNA/Hospice to refresh my skills before being considered for a travel position?

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License

3 years ago

Does the agency help nurses obtain reciprocity for licensure in other states? Also, if the agency is interested in hiring a nurse, will they wait until that nurse gets clearance to practice in another state?

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Foreigner Nurse

3 years ago

How do I proceed?

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General

3 years ago

Are there any travel agencies that offer part time or PRN travel jobs?

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General

3 years ago

Hi I'm Gabriela from venezuela. I'll get my nurse degree ( 5 years of carrer) this december ... and I wonder if there in USA I could have an oportunity as a nurse ...or if I would have to study again towork as a nurse there?.... I can speak and write english and I'm waiting todo the medical english vacabulary.

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General

3 years ago

I have been an RN for about a year and a half. My experience is 6 months worth of ICU/Med Surge/Tele and about 8 months Hospice/Home Health. Prior to that I worked as an LPN working geriatrics, peds and corrections. I am really interested in travel nursing. Based on my experience can I realistically pursue travel nursing at this time?

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Experience

3 years ago

I have been a nurse for a few years now. I have focused on geriatrics. I want to expand my nursing experience. I want to start in Med/Surg. How hard is it to dig yourself out of the geriatric field?

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Returning to Work

4 years ago

I was a nurse for only 2 years, then had a really bad accident and had to step down. After 4 years of surgeries and physical rehab, I am cleared to go back to work. My only experience is in the psychiatric field plus first aid work I did during the 4 years I wasn't able to work. How realistic is it to find a nursing job now that I'm ready?

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Experience

4 years ago

Hi, I have been an RN for around 25 years. Specialized in ER/CCU/PCU for most of my career but have also done endoscopy a little med/surg and office based nursing etc. I started and finished PA school about 5 years ago. I have not worked as a hospital based nurse in many years but still have a current RN license. I have been doing locums PA assignments for the past year. I would like to find a temporary nursing assignment just to keep my skills intact (and for fun) to be honest. Obviously I know that I make a lot more money as a PA but at this point I would like to do a temporary nursing position. Even though its been awhile I am a strong willed person with strong clinical skills. Any chances you would be willing to work with someone like me?

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Test/modules

4 years ago

Why is there no better way to streamline tests and modules for facilities? Every time I go to a new facility every few months they require multiple tests and modules that more times than not are either extremely similar if not identical. And many times it isn't even relevant for my job description. This is not only a waste of my time but the facilities resources as well.

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Returning to Work

4 years ago

I was a travel RN for years but was not working due to surgery and recovery from. Can I get my job back now that I am ready?

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General

4 years ago

What is the allowed distance to travel from your home to be considered a travel position?

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General

4 years ago

Do you have travel jobs for Home health or hospice nurses?

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Expenses

4 years ago

Do you reimburse for certifications and licenses?

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Travel

4 years ago

Do you help nurses with local contracts?

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General

4 years ago

Do you have any needs for an RN with 8 years on nursing home experience?

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License

4 years ago

How long does it take to get licensed in other states? Is it difficult?

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Salary

4 years ago

Does the wage listed include the amount of the housing stipend, or is the stipend a separate amount?

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Travel

4 years ago

How much experience do I need?

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Travel

4 years ago

Can I become an international travel nurse?

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General

4 years ago

Can I just send my resume?

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Traveling

4 years ago

Where can I travel to?

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Benefits

4 years ago

What are some benefits of travel nursing?

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LPN

4 years ago

Can LPNs find travel nursing assignments?

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General

4 years ago

What's it like to be a travel nurse?

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Housing

4 years ago

How does housing work for travel nursing?

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Taxes

4 years ago

How do travel nurses handle taxes?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses receive medical and dental benefits while travel nursing?

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Experience

4 years ago

How much experience do I need to become a travel nurse?

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Salary

4 years ago

What kind of salary can you expect as a travel nurse?

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Salary

4 years ago

Are the hours per week guaranteed?

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Expenses

4 years ago

What kind of travel expenses can I expect while travel nursing?

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Interview

4 years ago

What kind of interview questions can I expect?

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Travel

4 years ago

What are the most traveled to travel nurse destinations?

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Travel

4 years ago

What do travel nurses do if they want to shorten their stay?

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Travel

4 years ago

Can travel nurses still continue their education?

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Requirements

4 years ago

What are the requirements to become a travel nurse?

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Taxes

4 years ago

What can travel nurses claim on taxes?

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General

4 years ago

What do travel nurses do?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses get to keep their health insurance from assignment to assignment?

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Interview

4 years ago

What questions should you ask during a travel nurse interview?

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General

4 years ago

How soon do travel nurses start their assignments after getting hired?

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Travel

4 years ago

How do travel nurses handle their mail while working an assignment?

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General

4 years ago

What is considered "full-time" hours in travel nursing?

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General

4 years ago

How long is orientation for travel nurses?

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General

4 years ago

Do companies offer free CEUs?

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Travel

4 years ago

Can travel nurses take on their assignments with a friend?

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Fees

4 years ago

Is there a fee for applying for travel nurse jobs?

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Travel

4 years ago

Can you be a "travel nurse" in your hometown?

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General

4 years ago

What happens after you finish your first traveling assignment?

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General

4 years ago

Can travel nurses be "part-time?"

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Expenses

4 years ago

Do travel nurses get reimbursed for their travel expenses?

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Emergencies

4 years ago

If a family emergency arises on assignment, what kind of penalty do I have?

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General

4 years ago

What are some negative aspects to travel nursing?

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Housing

4 years ago

What appliances are provided in the housing offered?

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Benefits

4 years ago

What kind of advantages do I have being a travel nurse?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Will I be paid weekly or biweekly?

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Fees

4 years ago

Is there an extra fee for added travelers?

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General

4 years ago

While you are on assignment and the census (patient count) is real low and you get called off will they still pay you?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses get paid hourly?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Can travel nurses have sick days?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Is there cable or internet provided?

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License

4 years ago

How do you obtain a multi-state license?

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General

4 years ago

What questions should travel nurses ask recruiters?

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General

4 years ago

Can travel nursing help get future nursing jobs?

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General

4 years ago

How long has travel nursing been around?

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Fees

4 years ago

Do I have to pay moving costs?

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General

4 years ago

Why do nurses choose to get into travel nursing?

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General

4 years ago

Can I request a specific hospital to work in?

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General

4 years ago

How is travel nursing different than "regular" nursing?

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General

4 years ago

Where can I find travel nurse company reviews?

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Drug Testing

4 years ago

Do travel nurses have drug testing?

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Qualifications

4 years ago

What are travel nurse qualifications?

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Benefits

4 years ago

What kind of health insurance plans do travel nurses get?

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Qualifications

4 years ago

What are the license requirements for travel nurses?

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General

4 years ago

Do travel nurses have the option of extending my stay?

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Pets

4 years ago

Can Travel nurses bring pets?

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License

4 years ago

Do I need a new license for each state I work in? If so how should I go about this?

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General

4 years ago

What is a typical day like being a travel nurse?

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Travel

4 years ago

What kind of transportation can I expect while travel nursing?

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Travel

4 years ago

Can my family/ significant other travel with me?

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Travel

4 years ago

What do travel nurses find most rewarding while travel nursing?

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Experience

4 years ago

Can new grads become travel nurses?

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Benefits

4 years ago

What is the pay scale for travel nurses?

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General

4 years ago

Where can travel nurses find reviews for hospitals before they accept assignments?

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General

4 years ago

What are nurse striking jobs?

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Unemployment

4 years ago

Can travel nurses collect unemployment?

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Expenses

4 years ago

What are some expenses to expect as a travel nurse?

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Travel

4 years ago

What do travel nurses do in between assignments?

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General

4 years ago

Who is the perfect candidate for travel nursing?

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General

4 years ago

How do you pick the best travel nurse companies?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses ever get bonuses?

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General

4 years ago

Do travel nurses have long-term contracts?

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General

4 years ago

Can a travel nurse return to a facility they've worked in before?

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License

4 years ago

Do travel nurses need licenses for every state they want to work in?

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Experience

4 years ago

Does travel nursing look good on your resume?

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General

4 years ago

When and how do travel nurses get paid?

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General

4 years ago

How long does the process take from application to beginning an assignment?

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General

4 years ago

What kind of facilities do travel nurses work in?

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Housing

4 years ago

Can travel nurses still find free housing with a pet?

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Travel

4 years ago

How do traveling nurse companies accommodate family of travel nurses?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Is there any kind of paid time off or vacation benefits?

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General

4 years ago

What kind of steps do I need to take to become a travel nurse?

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Housing

4 years ago

Will I have a roommate?

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Housing

4 years ago

What if I prefer to stay with family/friends that live in the area that I decide to travel?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses get rental car stipends?

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Travel

4 years ago

How will I get to my destination?

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General

4 years ago

Is there any floating required to other units? What units?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do travel nurses get holiday/overtime pay?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Do they cover costs of utilities?

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General

4 years ago

What are the most popular specialties in travel nursing?

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License

4 years ago

Which states are considered compact multi-state licenses?

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General

4 years ago

What is an extension assignment?

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General

4 years ago

What are the standard travel nurse hours?

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General

4 years ago

How do I start my job search?

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Benefits

4 years ago

Can I get paid more if I choose my own housing?

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General

4 years ago

Do I have to apply or can I just send my resume?

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Housing

4 years ago

Are there flexible furniture options?

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General

4 years ago

Has the Affordable Care Act negatively impacted travel nursing?

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