Have you ever thought about taking a travel nursing assignment? Everyone shows the beautiful locations, but what are the other benefits? Traveling can be a great adventure if you know what to expect.
If you never have or you’re already an experienced travel nurse and know a lot of the benefits that come with contract work – you might want to ask yourself if you are missing anything? Call us today at 913-438-6337 to learn more.
1. What are the requirements for becoming a traveling nurse?
The minimum experience is 2 years as an RN. To get started, Health Specialists requests a current resume, 2 references from supervisors, and a skills checklist.
2. What is the typical assignment length?
Only 13 weeks! If you love it, most facilities will offer an extension. If it’s not your cup of tea, we have lots of different opportunities in a variety of locations.
3. Can I bring family members, friends, or pets with me when I travel?
Yes! Sharing your traveling adventures with loved ones is a great way to explore a new city or area of the country. Be sure to let your recruiter know for appropriate accommodations to be made.
4. Will Health Specialists pay for my housing?
Travelers have 2 choices: One is a nurse can accept a monthly stipend and find his/her own housing OR your recruiter can locate housing near the hospital and pay the rent.
5. What are the tax advantages?
A portion of your pay is “Meals and Incidentals”, and is not subject to income tax as it is a reimbursement. Other significant, non-taxable categories are travel pay and lodging.