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About Health Carousel travel Nursing

Live and work the way you want with Health Carousel Travel Nursing.

We empower nurses and allied professionals to pick where they want to go, advance their careers, and get back to doing what they love. Partnering with the nation’s top facilities enables us to take the stress out of your search and get you placed in your dream location.

Our easy-to-use On Demand technology and seasoned recruiters curate meaningful experiences for you, which lead to a flexible career that reflects your lifestyle and aspirations. Go further: it’s easier and faster than ever before with HCTN.

What does HCTN offer?

The best benefits package offered in travel, beginning on day one of employment:

  • UnitedHealthcare $45/week premium, $500 deductible & $1,500 out-of-pocket max for individual coverage with United *See below for more details
  • MetLife dental and vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with match
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Free CEUs through HealthStream
  • Referral Program: Earn $500 for you and a friend by connecting them with Health Carousel! Ask your recruiter for more details!
  • Hundreds of corporate discounts for restaurants, hotels, scrubs and supplies
  • Access to nearly every hospital/health system in the U.S. through our partnerships via Health Carousel Workforce Solutions
  • Seasoned and educated recruiters offering insight and advice on market trends to keep you ahead of the competition
  • CNO & Nurse Representatives – experienced nurses on staff to aid with clinical questions at any point along the way
  • Reimbursement for all nursing license required for your assignment
  • Reimbursement up to $300/certification for required certifications
  • Compensation for pre-assignment modules
  • Support departments for things like travel & housing, compliance, and timekeeping & payroll
  • Confidence that you’re being represented by a nurse-nominated Top Ten travel agency (six years in a row!) *see below for more details
  • Access to detailed hospital information and weekly pay details with our exclusive On Demand portal
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Joint Commission Certified

Health Carousel Travel Nursing is a Joint Commission Certified Healthcare Staffing agency.

Achieving the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval shows our commitment to a higher standard of service, provides a framework for organizational structure and management, & ensures we comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.

Travel Nursing Central Top Travel Nursing Company (2020)

Health Carousel Travel Nursing is one of 12 travel nursing agencies selected for Travel Nursing Central’s Top Travel Nursing Companies.

Travel Nursing Central uses nurse-submitted ratings to determine the top agencies of the year.

Nurses voluntarily review agencies they’ve worked with, and the highest-rated agencies of the year are given the prestigious honor of “Top Travel Nursing Agency”

Also recognized: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Highway Hypodermics Top Ten Travel Nursing Company (2021)

HCTN was voted as one of the Highway Hypodermics Top Ten Travel Nursing Companies for 2021.

There are 3 requirements to be a Top Ten Company: Have at least 20 company evaluations, have an updated list of your benefits, and have an updated company profile.

The ten highest-rated companies that meet these criteria are recognized as the Top Ten Travel Nursing Companies.

Also recognized: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

BluePipes Best Travel Nursing Companies Winner (2021)

Health Carousel Travel Nursing is one of 20 travel nursing agencies selected for the BluePipes Best Travel Nursing Companies of 2021.

BluePipes compiles its Best Travel Nursing Companies by aggregating reviews from places like Highway Hypodermics, Travel Nursing Central, Travel Nursing Blogs, Facebook, Indeed, and GlassDoor.

Also recognized: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction Award (2021)

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Indeed, and Talent.com, ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by candidates.

HCTN received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from more than 89% of their candidates, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 38%. 2021 is the first year that HCTN has been recognized for this award.

The Gypsy Nurse Best Overall Travel Nurse Staffing Agency (2021)

The Gypsy Nurse polled over 100,000 travel RNs to evaluate the most important areas when choosing a travel agency.

The data was broken out to list the top 10 agencies for the following categories: Best Overall Agency, Most Loyal Agency, Best Assignment Concierge, Most Travel-Centric Benefits, and Best Career Accelerator.

HCTN made the top ten in each of those categories, earning honorable mention in consecutive years. 

Also recognized: 2020, 2019

HCTN Benefits At A Glance

Health Carousel Travel Nursing offers a PPO Premium, PPO Standard, and High Deductible PPO benefits plan administered by United HealthCare. Below is a breakdown of our PPO Premium and PPO Standard benefits and costs.

PPO Premium
In Network (Choice+)

Deductible
  • Individual: $500
  • Family: $1,000
Out-of-Pocket Max
  • Individual: $1,500
  • Family: $3,000
Physician Office
  • Primary: $20
  • Specialty: $20
Virtual Visits
  • $0
Preventive Care
  • Covered at 100%
Emergency Room
  • $250 Copay plus 80% covered after Deductible
Urgent Care
  • $75 Copay
Inpatient Service
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Outpatient Services
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Prescription Drugs
  • Retail (30-day supply): $10/$35/$70
  • Mail Order (90-day supply): $10/$88/$175
Weekly Payroll Deductions
  • Employee Only: $40.00
  • Employee + Spouse: $168.47
  • Employee + Child/ren: $114.94
  • Employee + Family: $263.75

PPO Standard
In Network (Choice+)

Deductible
  • Individual: $1,500
  • Family: $3,000
Out-of-Pocket Max
  • Individual: $3,000
  • Family: $6,000
Physician Office
  • Primary: $25
  • Specialty: $50
Virtual Visits
  • $0
Preventive Care
  • Covered at 100%
Emergency Room
  • $250 Copay plus 70%covered after Deductible
Urgent Care
  • $75 Copay
Inpatient Service
  • 70% covered after Deductible
Outpatient Services
  • 70% covered after Deductible
Prescription Drugs
  • Retail (30-day supply): $10/$35/$70
  • Mail Order (90-day supply): $10/$88/$175
Weekly Payroll Deductions
  • Employee Only: $30.00
  • Employee + Spouse: $146.08
  • Employee + Child/ren: $97.71
  • Employee + Family: $232.17

High Deductible PPO
In-Network (Choice +)

Deductible
  • Individual: $3,000
  • Family: $6,000
Out-of-Pocket Max
  • Individual: $5,000
  • Family: $10,000
Physician Office
  • Primary: 80% after Deductible
  • Specialty: 80% after Deductible
Virtual Visits
  • 100% after Deductible
Preventive Care
  • Covered at 100%
Emergency Room
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Urgent Care
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Inpatient Service
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Outpatient Services
  • 80% covered after Deductible
Prescription Drugs
  • Retail (30-day supply): $10/$35/$70
  • Mail Order (90-day supply): $10/$88/$175
Weekly Payroll Deductions
  • Employee Only: $15.00
  • Employee + Spouse: $119.39
  • Employee + Child/ren: $75.90
  • Employee + Family: $196.82

Recognition for HCTN