It’s a great idea for travel nurses to review travel nursing agency ratings before deciding which companies to work with. But with so many rating services covering a relatively small industry, it can be difficult to discover the full picture. So in this article, we provide the ultimate shortcut. First, we provide links to 6 rating websites for each travel nursing company where available so you can conveniently check the ratings. Second, we provide the total number of reviews across all 6 platforms along with the average score for each company as of June 13th, 2017. This way, you can get a quick snapshot of how each company performed until that point.
Travel Nursing Agency Ratings Used to Determine List of Top Companies
This list of travel nursing agency ratings was used to compile our list of the top travel nursing companies for 2017. In previous years, we ran articles comparing the lists of top companies compiled by Highway Hypodermics (HH) and Travel Nursing Central (TNC). In 2017, we decided to create a separate list of top companies. To do so, we aggregated the rating scores from 6 different rating websites for every travel nursing company we could find. Then, we ranked the companies according to their average scores. The 6 rating websites we used are as follows:
- Travel Nursing Central (Identified as TNC in the table heading)
- Highway Hypodermics (Identified as HH in the table heading)
- Travel Nursing Blogs (Identified as TNB in the table heading)
- Facebook (Identified as FB in the table heading)
- Indeed (Identified as IN in the table heading)
- GlassDoor (Identified as GD in the able heading)
Each of the six websites uses one of three scoring systems. TNC uses a 100 point system. HH uses a 20 point system for their travel nursing company evaluations. Travel Nursing Blogs, Facebook, Indeed and Glassdoor use the standard 5 star scoring system, or a 5 point system. Therefore, we had to choose one scoring system and convert the others to it. We chose the 100 point system.
Feedback from Travel Nurses and Agencies
We received a lot of great feedback when our article on the top travel nursing companies of 2017 was published. Both agencies and travelers requested to see the actual scores for each service and the calculations we made for the average score. Unfortunately, we’re not certain copyright laws would allow us to publicize a list of all the scores from every site.
We also received inquires from travelers who asked if we could publish a list of links to the ratings websites for each company. They wanted to conveniently check the ratings from one place by simply clicking the links. We thought that was a great idea! So, we compiled the list below using the list we created for the article listing the top companies.
We also included the total number of scores and average score for each company. Of course, the number of ratings on each site is constantly changing, so the figures on our list represent a single point in time. Specifically, our figures were collected during the second week of June, 2017. When all was said and done, we had compiled more than 28,000 ratings!
How To Use The List of Travel Nursing Agency Ratings
With all that in mind, we hope that both agencies and travelers will find this list useful.
For Travel Nursing Companies
Travel nursing companies can use the list in several ways. First, they can see how they scored on the list we used to determine the best companies of the year. They can also check their company’s links for each of the 6 rating websites to make sure we discovered the correct page on each site. Please let us know if you find an error and provide us with a correction if possible!
Agencies can also see how they scored relative to other agencies. They might be able to glean some insight into how their competitors are scoring across all platforms. This insight would certainly be helpful should an agency choose to make a concerted effort to increase their ratings. They might even work their way onto our list of best companies in future years!
For Travel Nurses
Travel nurses can use the list to conveniently check travel nursing agency ratings across the web. Without this list, you’d be stuck searching each of these websites to find a specific company’s page. This could take tons of time if you were researching multiple companies. Trust us, we did it for over 240 companies and it took forever!
Travel nurses can also use the average scores to get a quick snapshot of how each company was rated across all 6 platforms. The aggregated score offers a much larger sample size compared to any one platform on its own. In theory, this should provide a more accurate barometer for service expectations.
That said, we still highly recommend visiting the sites individually for two reasons. First, you’ll be able to read the reviews when available. These reviews can be very helpful in deciding whether or not the actual scores are indicative of services that are important to you. Second, the scores will undoubtedly change as time passes, so you’ll want to make sure you have an understanding of current performance before making your final decision.
About the Links to Travel Nursing Company Ratings
It’s important to note a few things about what to expect when using the links for each service.
The links for TNC should take you to the corresponding company’s specific review page on TNC. There, you should be able to see the rating scores along with written reviews where available.
All the links for Highway Hypodermics point to HH’s “Travel Company Evaluations” page. The page has a table with all the companies that have been rated through the service, their scores and questionnaire details. If there is a link on our list, then the corresponding company is on HH’s list. If there is not a link, then the company was not on HH’s list at the time we compiled our list.
The Facebook (FB) links point to the corresponding agency’s Facebook Page. The Facebook page will display a review summary if the company has the review feature enabled and has received at least one review. To be clear, Facebook allows Page Administrators to disable the review feature. Many companies have chosen to disable reviews on Facebook. However, we included a link to every company page we found on Facebook regardless of whether ratings were enabled or not.
The links for TNB point to the corresponding agency’s review page on TNB. These pages display the agency’s average rating along with written reviews when available. If there is a link on our list, then the company has a review page on TNB. If there is not a link on our list, then the company did not have a review page on TNB at the time we compiled the list.
The Indeed (IN) links point to the corresponding company’s page on Indeed. These pages display the company’s average rating along with written reviews when available. We included links for all company pages we could find on Indeed whether or not the company had any ratings to display.
The GlassDoor links (GD) point to the corresponding company’s page on GlassDoor. These pages include a host of information including the company’s average rating score and written reviews when available. We included a link for all company pages we could find on GlassDoor whether or not the company had any ratings to display.
Keeping the List of Travel Nursing Company Ratings Updated
As mentioned above, the travel nursing agency ratings on each of the 6 rating websites are updated frequently. As a result, we encourage you to follow the links for companies you’re interested in to make sure you get the most recent information. We will update the total number of reviews and the average score annually in conjunction with our annual article on the best travel nursing companies of the year. It was last updated on 6/13/2017.
It’s also important to remember that both the internet and companies are in constant flux. If the links for these web pages change, then you may get directed to a “404 page” or even the wrong page. Please let us know and we’ll replace the links with their updated version when possible.
Additionally, companies will go out of business, get bought, and start anew. Please let us know if you notice a change with a company and we’ll update the list. If you want to add a new company to the list, then please provide the company’s name, website, and at least one source for ratings and we’ll get them added!
We hope you found this list useful and we hope it saves some time for you! As always, we welcome your feedback and questions in the comments section below!