Adventures In Travel Nursing Jobs - Part 2
Last week in Part 1 of Travel Nursing we covered:
- Travel Nursing’s history.
- Benefits of Travel Nursing.
- Who Travel Nursing is suitable for.
- Compensation & assignments.
What Are The Education, Medical & Experience Requirements?
You must have graduated from an accredited health care professional program in the United States, possess a current nursing license and certifications, and have a minimum of 12 months experience, preferably in a hospital setting. More states are accepting interstate nursing agreements which allows you to work on a temporary basis in another state as long as you have a valid nursing license from your home state. You also must be legally permitted to work in the United States, pass a physical, drug and TB test, and be current on all immunizations. A background check, picture ID, Social Security card, and references are frequently required.
Which Nursing Specialties Pay The Most For Travel Nurses?
Intensive and critical care (ICU), preoperative (OR), Computer Conversion Nursing (Electronic Health and Medical Records), labor and delivery (L&D), pediatric and neonatal intensive care (PICU/NICU).
What Should I Look For In A Travel Nursing Company?
Travel nursing jobs are obtained through agencies who specialize in this field. Partner with a company who has experience in this business and to whom health care facilities turn to when in need. Compare benefits and services offered, compensation, bonuses, hours, contracts, available assignments, clinical support, continuing education, travel reimbursement, and housing choices. Don’t be pressured into taking a specific assignment. Ask other travel nurses which company they have had a good experience with.
You’ve Convinced Me - What Steps Do I Need To Take To Get Started?
Prepare a list of your skills, copy your nursing license, obtain medical documentation, update your resume, and complete an application. Once a recruiter contacts you, you will work with him/her to determine your career goals, preferences as to location, assignment length, and type of nursing position. Research several assignments carefully before selecting one. After you have selected an assignment, you will have a phone interview with the facility. Once accepted, your recruiter will assemble the required licensing and paperwork, and a housing manager will assist in finding housing, set up your utilities, and help with any other arrangements.
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