Travel Nursing Companies and Agencies

Everything travel nurses need to know about travel nursing companies including how to find the best, how they operate, contract availability and more.

When, Why, and How to Determine Travel Nursing Company – Hospital Relationships

We discussed the two main categories of hospital-travel nursing company relationships in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Remember, agencies can have a direct relationship with a hospital whereby their representatives have direct communication with the hospital’s representatives. Or, agencies can go through a middleman commonly referred to as a Vendor Management System whereby every agency that does business with the hospital must go through the same middleman. Or, the hospital can utilize a Managed Service Provider which is a healthcare staffing company that holds an exclusive contract with the hospital and sub-contracts out to other agencies.

The relationship an agency has with a hospital can ultimately affect the traveler. In most cases, a direct relationship is best for the agency and traveler. Again, this is because there are direct lines of communication between the hospital and agency and no chance of a middleman charging fees that could eat into the amount the agency has pay the traveler. Read more

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Travel Nursing Recruiters

In our last blog post, we discussed how to find a good travel nursing recruiter. Once you’ve found a good recruiter, there are steps you can take to get the most out them. Remember, recruiters are constantly juggling multiple candidates. They often need to determine which candidates merit the most value for the recruiter’s time. You want to make sure that you’re at the top of that list. Read more

Travel Nursing Companies – How Many Should You Work With

I often see travel nurses and recruiters debate whether or not travel nurses should work with multiple agencies. The simple answer is Yes! You should work with several agencies. In my opinion, you should work with at least 3 agencies, more if you intend to travel the country far and wide. In fact, for best results, you should work with as many agencies as you can possibly handle. Read more

Travel Nursing Recruiters – Finding the Best

Chances are good that nurses will be able to find many travel nursing agencies that can meet their needs. So nurses will still be stuck figuring out which agencies to actually work with. Almost every travel nurse will mention how important it is to have a good travel nurse recruiter.

The travel nurse recruiter really can be the X Factor in choosing a agency. Recruiters can make bad agencies good and good agencies bad. It’s tough to come by a really good travel recruiter. My experience indicates that it’s a position with a fairly high turnover rate, so coming by a recruiter with more than 2 years experience can be tough. In addition, evaluating a recruiter can also be a difficult task. Read more

List of Travel Nursing Companies and General Contact Information

Below is a list of over 200 travel nursing agencies. Please comment if you would like to add an agency to the list or if you find any incorrect or outdated information on the list. Read more

Finding Travel Nursing Companies that Work in Your Desired Destinations

If you’ve been keeping up with our previous blog posts on “Finding Travel Nursing Companies” then you’ll probably agree that the question really becomes, “Are you finding the agency, or is the agency finding you?” I mean, when you stop and think about it, many of the ways that you might use to find an agency, are really just sneaky ways for the agency to find you. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s also important to engage in finding agencies that meet your needs. Read more

Finding Travel Nursing Agencies – A Time-Saving Strategy

Determining which travel nursing companies you’re interested in working with as a travel nurse can be extremely time consuming. You need to have a strategy that cuts to the point. In this blog post I’ll lay out a strategy for accomplishing this. The strategy is basic and there are only two steps. First, determine exactly what you want from travel nursing and an agency. Second, immediately determine if agencies can meet your needs when speaking with them. Read more