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Exactly What Is A Travel Nurse?

Any qualified HealthCare Professional can be scheduled into a travel position. The largest number of travel assignments are for Registered Nurses with Acute Care Hospital experience.

Travel assignments are also available for Licensed Practical (Vocational) Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Scrub Techs, and other clinical positions.

Travelers may accept positions in their own area (Local Travelers) or in any state in the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. In the future there will also be International Travel Assignments.

Typical travel assignments are from 13 to 52 weeks and longer. Full time positions are for three (3) 12-hour shifts per week and five (5) 8-hour shifts per week. Part time travel assignments (both Registry and Per Diem) are also available and are often appealing to nurses wishing to remain in their local area.

Salaries for travel assignments depend on the nurse qualifications, clinical specialty, hospital, housing and travel expenses and length of the assignment. In general, salaries range from the equivalent of $20 to $50 per hour.

What are the minimum requirements for becoming a traveler?

Current nursing license
Current BCLS card
Current physical and proof of certain vaccinations

Minimum one year of recent clinical experience is required by most facilities.  However, we have been successful at placing new graduates and nurses who have other experience issues in certain selected hospitals with mentors.

Where do you have assignments available?

Nurse Assignments are available in all 50 states, in most clinical specialties.  Although there are some clinical specialties that are particularly sought after, with the demand for nurses at an all time high, openings are available at most any place you would like to go.  Our hospital client base is very diverse, allowing ReadyLink to place you not only in the location you desire, but also in the type of facility you are looking for.

If I submit an application, am I obligated to accept a job?

Sending in your application notifies ReadyLink that you have an interest in travel nursing.  You will be contacted in 24-48 hours by a Nurse Placement Agent (NPA) who will answer additional questions, tell you more about the company and discuss specific options available in the area you wish to travel.

You are under no obligation to accept any assignment. Sending in your application merely allows ReadyLink to provide you with additional information so that you can be presented with potential assignments that are a good match for you.

How do I decide which assignment is best for me?

This is a highly personal decision and varies with each nurse.  It depends on your reason for traveling:  It may be additional clinical experiences and learning experiences.  It may be travel and visiting exciting new places.  One thing for sure, you will increase your current take home pay by 25 to 50% over what you are currently making.  Salaries are at an all time high and ReadyLink leads the industry in compensation and benefits.

How long will it take to get an assignment?

The time frame varies and is dependent upon where you want to go, how quickly you can complete the requirements and your file with ReadyLink.  We have placed nurses in as little as three (3) days.  Typically it takes a week to 10 days to complete the process.

Do I have to pay anything for the placement service?

There are no charges for the placement service.  There are some costs associated with relocation, which may cause "cash flow" problems for some nurses.  ReadyLink has a program to assist with relocation cost and cash flow issues.  Your Nurse Placement Agent will discuss the specifics of these programs at the time of your personal interview.

What happens when I complete an assignment at a facility?

Your Nurse Placement Agent (NPA) is exactly that - your agent.  Just as a movie or sports star has an agent who manages all aspects of their career choices, your NPA will help you plan your assignments - and pay raises - a year in advance so you will have no concerns about your next assignments or whether your compensation will continue to grow with the market.

Can I talk to someone without committing to anything?

You can either submit your application online and wait for a Nurse Placement Agent to contact you in 24-48 hours, or you can call toll-free to our Headquarters Office in Palm Springs, California at 800.995.6955.  Nurse Placement Agents are available to speak with you from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F, Pacific Time.

In addition, our Staffing Department is available seven (7) days a week from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., Pacific Time.  They can answer general questions and to connect you to voice mail for the Recruiting Department or a specific Nurse Placement Agent who will return your call that day.

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