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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.

Travel Nurse Versus Perm Staff Recruiting

5 Differences Between Travel Nurse Recruiting and Permanent Staff Recruiting

Recruiting is a cornerstone of the travel nursing industry. It’s also a big part of staffing permanent nursing jobs. However, while both are engaged in recruiting healthcare professionals, they couldn’t be more different. Some of the differences are obvious and some are subtle or even hidden. Either way, all the differences have an impact on travel nurses. So in this article, we’ll take a look at 5 differences between recruiting for permanent staff jobs and recruiting for travel nursing jobs. Read more

How Travel Nursing Companies Calculate Pay Rates

How Travel Nursing Companies Calculate Pay Rates and What It Means for Travelers

It’s fair to say there is a certain degree of mystery involved with travel nursing pay packages. They’re more complicated than permanent pay packages. There are huge differences between the lowest paying and highest paying packages. And companies quote and explain them in different ways. Of course, the mystery leaves many wondering how travel nursing companies determine their pay packages. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the two most common methods used to calculate travel nursing pay packages and discuss some of the implications for travelers. Read more

Top 11 Travel Nursing Companies on Social Media

The Top 11 Travel Nursing Companies According to Travel Nurses on Social Media

Given the pivotal services travel nursing companies provide to travel nurses, it’s no wonder a host of rating services are devoted to the travel healthcare industry. While these rating services are certainly one way for travelers to find the top travel nursing companies, it’s also becoming increasingly popular to discuss the topic on social media. As such, a consulting firm called Healthcare Research & Analytics (HRA) recently conducted a study to analyze certain social media channels to determine sentiment towards travel nursing companies. The findings are very interesting and in this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the study and some of the the results. Read more

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5 Reasons for Travel Nurses to Consider Pursuing Their BSN

It’s widely accepted that travel nurses are highly experienced and proficient in their skill sets. However, as a traveler you might still be thinking about continuing your education in hopes of advancing your nursing career. And it’s no secret that many hospitals have started requiring Registered Nurses to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. With that in mind, here are five reasons for travel nurses to consider pursuing their BSN. Read more

Best Travel Nursing Companies

The Best Travel Nursing Companies – 2016

Finding the best travel nursing companies to work with is a priority for most travel nurses. To help with this endeavor, websites Travel Nursing Central and Highway Hypodermics release annual lists of the top travel nursing agencies based on ratings received from travel healthcare professionals. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the similarities and differences between the lists for 2016. Read more

Travel Nursing Podcast

TTATN 036: How To Avoid And Resolve Travel Nursing Paycheck Errors

Hello and welcome to another episode of The Truth About Travel Nursing Podcast. This is your host, Kyle Schmidt. Thank you so much for joining us for episode 36 of the podcast. In this episode, we’re going to discuss one of the most important aspects of travel healthcare, getting paid. Specifically, we’re going to discuss how payroll works, how and why paycheck errors occur, how you can resolve payroll errors and, better yet, how you can avoid paycheck errors altogether. Read more

Travel Nursing Podcast

TTATN 035: What Is The Annual Salary Of A Travel Nurse?

Hello everybody! Welcome to another episode of The Truth About Travel Nursing Podcast. This is your host, Kyle Schmidt, and I want to thank you so much for joining me for episode 35 of the podcast. In  this episode we’re going to have a highly detailed discussion about a question that every travel nurse and potential travel nurse will ask at one point or another, “How much money do travel nurses make?” Read more