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Everything you need to know about travel nursing including finding travel nursing companies, negotiating pay, taxes, travel nursing jobs, and more.

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Are There Red Flags for the IRS in Travel Nursing Pay?

The guidelines pertaining to taxable wages in the travel nursing industry are opaque. Of course, this leads to controversy. Some agencies pay higher taxable wages and proportionally lower non-taxable reimbursements. They assert that lower taxable wages will result in a “red flag” with the IRS. Other agencies pay lower taxable wages and proportionally higher non-taxable reimbursements. They assert there is nothing wrong with doing so and sometimes refer to the “red flag” issue as a myth. In this article, we’ll provide a brief recap on taxable wages in the travel nursing industry and take a close look at the issue of “red flags”. Read more

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6 Crucial Tips for Travel Nurses Jumping from Day-Shift to Night-Shift

If you have worked in a healthcare facility or hospital, chances are you know about working the night shift. Typically, this means starting around 11 pm and working until 7 am. While shifts vary from place to place, working overnight can test your ability to be alert and prepared. Researchers have discovered a sleep disorder, Shift Work Disorder, that is actually linked to switching from day shifts to nights. Read more

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A Year in the Life of the Festival Loving Travel Nurse

“A Year in the Life …” is inspired by travel nurses who plan their assignments around their passions.

I confess… I am a festival junkie. (My parents were hippies and went to the original Woodstock, so I blame them) There is no better way to experience the greatness of a new city than to immerse yourself into the culture. I find the most perfect way to do this is by hitting up as many local festivals on my travels as I can. As Siddharth Katragadda said, “The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.”  Read more

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TTATN 038: The 2017 Travel Nursing Job Market

Hey everyone, welcome to the truth about travel nursing podcast. Thank you so much for joining us for episode 38 of the podcast. In this episode, we’re going to take a look at the state of the travel nursing job market in 2017. We’re looking at this topic because there is a lot of talk out there that the job market for travel healthcare professionals is slack. That means there are fewer jobs…or the ratio of candidates to jobs is higher now than it was last year.   Read more

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Why TRS Healthcare Supports the Travelers Conference

In the travel healthcare industry, the Travelers Conference has been a momentum generating machine for years and TRS Healthcare has been proud to be a part of it.  If you were to ask us why though, the answer might not be what you’d expect.  It’s not about the networking, the leads, the education or the parties.  Not even close.  It all has to do with our origins and how the woman behind TRS set the standard for taking care of her staff, healthcare travelers and in-house team alike. Read more

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The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

It’s important to know the pros and cons of travel nursing before making the leap into this challenging yet rewarding career. As a result, you’ll find tons of articles on the topic. The pros are well publicized. However, some of the most commonly cited pros are specious. Moreover, many of the most important cons remain unpublished. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the pros and cons of travel nursing so you can approach this career choice with confidence. Read more

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TTATN 37: Travel Nursing Guaranteed Hours

Hey everyone. Welcome to The Truth About Travel Nursing Podcast. My name Is Kyle Schmidt and I’m your host. Thank you so much for joining me for episode 37 of the podcast!

In this episode, we’re going to take a detailed look at Guaranteed Hours in travel nursing. Now, I know what you’re thinking. How we could we possibly spend an entire episode discussing guaranteed hours. I mean, it’s cut and dry. The hours are guaranteed! [Please note that this is a transcript of a podcast episode. As such, grammar and spelling are not optimized for written content.] Read more