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What if I get sick and need to call out/miss a shift? Will I still get paid?

What if I get sick and need to call out/miss a shift? Will I still get paid?

Just like in any other job, you will accrue sick time/paid time off (PTO), to be utilized in the event you become ill and need to take some time off. This is similar to other nurses who enjoy the full-time benefits of working at one location or with one h

In addition to salary, what are other important things I should look for in my travel nursing contract?

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Obviously, salary is a very important part of the travel nurse package, but there is so much more to consider.

I used to travel, but a few years ago, I took a permanent position. How can I get back into traveling? Will my non-travel experience carry over when I apply for a travel position?

Ask Hank Question 13

Thanks so much for such a great question! The good news is that yes, all of your experiences counts towards you being placed as a travel nurse.

Do you offer free CEUs or any other type of education?

Do you offer free CEUs or any other type of education?

As Nurses, we know the importance of continuing our education, keeping abreast of current trends and having the knowledge base to pull from when the need arises.

What are the typical educational requirements and certifications needed to be a travel nurse?

What are the typical educational requirements and certifications needed to be a travel nurse?

Typically, most travel assignments are for RNs, but we do have a few for LPNs, as well. Healthcare facilities usually require a minimum of one year of experience, although for some high acuity areas the requirements may be two years of recent experience.

I am married, and my partner is also a travel nurse. Can we request an assignment together?

Ask Hank Q10

I really appreciate this question and the opportunity to respond to it. We frequently will get a request for couples or friends to travel together to the same location to complete an assignment(s).

I am about to finish an assignment, and I loved the hospital! Can I request to stay here, or am I required to pick an assignment at a different hospital?

I am about to finish an assignment, and I loved the hospital! Can I request to stay here, or am I required to pick an assignment at a different hospital?

Many of our travelers stay at the same location for multiple assignments and really enjoy staying at the same location. First, let’s talk about the process and what needs to occur.

Will I be able to bring my pets with me when I travel? Do you offer pet-friendly housing options?

Will I be able to bring my pets with me when I travel?  Do you offer pet-friendly housing options?

We fully understand how important this question is and how important pets are in our lives. Our pets are family members.

Will I get health insurance as a travel nurse?

Will I get health insurance as a travel nurse?

You will be able to have insurance coverage that offers you a large variety of options to best fit your situation. Your health and you maintaining your health are of utmost importance to you and the patients your serve each day.

I am about to graduate with my nursing degree and am seriously considering travel nursing. Is it right for me?

Graduate-with-my nursing-degree

As a new graduate nurse considering travel nursing as a career, the first thing to understand is that travel nursing has many facets to it. First, you need to get some experience in the area of your specialty or practice.


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