How long is each nursing assignment?
Will I get the worst assignments?
Can I pick my location?
What’s the paycheck like?
Travel nursing is and will for a long time continue to be of high demand. That is the reason these assignments often pay well. Additionally, your travel nursing agency may pay for your housing while on the ground. Your compensation will vary based on the facility, location, specialty and skill levels. Still, most travel nursing companies offer good bonus programs and provide other benefits such as medical, dental and retirement.
What are the standard the travel nurse hours?
Does travel nurse affect future employment?
Travel nurses actually boost your skill levels. This will eventually make you a more eligible candidate for consideration for future assignments. Here are the reasons: Temporary nursing assignments expose you to different unique situations and patients. They also give you the opportunity to work in a wide range of specialties. Ultimately this will be impressive for you and your future clients. They will trust you to drop into any health care facility and get the job done.
Are there any health and vacation insurance benefits?
Most travel agencies will offer both health, retirement, vacation among other benefits with matching. The kicker is, however, that you cannot take more than 30 days off to maintain your health insurance. In choosing to take extended vacations, it may be beneficial for you to get your own health insurance.
Most travel nursing agencies don’t offer short term disability or Paid Time Off. Depending on the agency you work with, if you don’t work you don’t get paid.
What are extension assignments?
Will the demand for travel nurses decline in the long run?
Travel nursing has been around for the longest time now. They started in the 80s due to shortages in the number of health care professionals. The demand has been on the increase since then and has not shown any signs of declining. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that there will be a shortage of 1 million health care nurses by the year 2020. Health care facilities require more RNs with the need for travel nurses continuing to grow, possibly even faster than the number of available nurses.