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As a travel nurse, what do I need to know about the current coronavirus threat?

Coronavirus

Information about the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, is changing daily. Hank explains what you need to know as a travel nurse from a clinical standpoint.

Can I make my own schedule/pick my own shifts?

Can I make my own schedule pick my own shifts

In many cases in today’s market you do have control or some control of your schedules. The facilities recognize that the staff have life events that occur and will need to schedule around them.

Can a hospital cut my assignment short due to a low census? What happens in that situation?

Can a hospital cut my assignment short due to a low census? What happens in that situation?

When census is low in the hospital because patients are not in need of care, the facility needs to make decisions related to staffing and projected needs in the future.

Can I take a travel assignment close to my home?

Can I take a travel assignment close to my home

What a great question and one that we are often asked. The quick response to your question is yes, absolutely you can.

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?

Ask Hank Q14

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).


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