Why Nurses Choose CCN: Get your travel nurse information from the best travel nursing staffing company in the USA

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Choosing a travel nursing agency?

Don’t just compare based on pay rates, use this checklist to be sure you are getting all of the benefits and perks that you need to make your travel nursing assignment a success.

Custom Job Alerts


Create a free Cross Country Nurses account and be first to know when a new assignment opens that matches your exact skills and preferences.


Exclusive Job Opportunities

Per-diem and local opportunities through our sister company Medical Staffing Network.

Education Assistance

Up to 20% Tuition Discounts for BSN and Advanced Degree Programs



Traveler Support

Your Recruiter

With an average 7.1 years of travel nursing recruitment experience, our recruiters have you covered

Your main point of contact, your shoulder to lean on, your lifeline

Will find you the right location, the right facility and the right shift

Will maintain an open and honest dialog with you regarding your needs, expectations, strengths and limitations

See what CCN travelers are saying about our recruiters

Your Clinical Manager

A department is comprised entirely of tenured registered nurses

Will help you resolve any clinical issues on assignment

May assist travel nurses during their evaluation

Serve as a link to Cross Country University, providing direction to any identified educational need

Visit the client facilities and meets nurse managers to better understand the unit characteristics and requirements


High Standards







60% are BSN educated compared to the national average of 30%

Average more than 8.5 years of experience

Many pursue specialty and Master’s training while on assignment with Cross Country Nurses

Travelers undergo a clinical competency assessment available 24x7x365




Prescription Coverage

Life insurance

Portable insurance programs

Dependent coverage

Free Professional Liability coverage


Short term disability coverage

Optional Cancer Protection and/or Critical Illness Insurance*

*We make adding optional coverages simple by deducting premiums monthly from your paycheck on a pretax basis.

Retirement Plan

401(k) plan through Fifth-Third Bank

Private Housing

In-house team of travel housing experts

Move-in ready: We turn on utilities and provide furnished housing

Cover expenses of moving from one assignment to another

Philanthropy and Community Involvement

March of Dimes

American Heart Association

Daisy Foundation

Project Perfect World

Learn more about our community involvement

International Nurses

Other Healthcare Specialties

Cross Country Nurses is a member of the Cross Country Healthcare family, which includes brands that specialize in the placement of the following healthcare professionals:


Recognized as one of the Largest U.S. Healthcare Staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work.

First public company to receive Joint Commission Certification through the Healthcare Staffing Services Certification Program


Real Talk
"CCN has changed the way I look for and find jobs. It's as easy as looking and clicking on my phone. It’s a snap!" - Bob RN Columbus