When you decide to step out of your comfortable full-time nursing position and venture into travel nursing, finding the right travel company should be a top priority. Each company utilizes travel nurse recruiters to help nurses land travel assignments. Depending on the structure of the company, you will either be responsible for finding an assignment or you will have a nurse recruiter by your side, fighting for the best pay, contract, and stipends.
Your Travel Nurse Recruiter
It’s important to have a solid relationship with your nurse recruiter because they will be your advocate throughout your travel adventures. A great recruiter listens to you and helps you achieve your goals.
- Are you seeking a nurse recruiter who is very personable one who is more hands-off?
- Do you want the same nurse recruiter each time a contract ends, working on your next assignment?
What is a traveling nurse recruiter
A travel nurse recruiter helps registered nurses land travel nursing jobs with healthcare systems. A good recruiter will help qualified nurses search for open positions and career fairs to help you land the right travel nursing job for you.
Advantage of Sticking with One Recruiter and Agency
Having one travel nurse recruiter has many benefits. Your recruiter will get you to know your likes, and dislikes, and will help direct you towards higher paying jobs and advocate for better contract terms for you. You won’t be just a number, as you will develop a personal relationship. Also, if you stick with one travel nursing agency, you won’t have to re-sign up for and change benefits every couple of months.
Working with only one agency helps your nurse recruiter know when your current contract ends. When a recruiter knows your contract end date, they can start looking for your next assignment earlier to plan for more options for the next contract.
What to look for in a travel nurse recruiter
A great recruiter will get to know you through a series of phone calls to help prepare job seekers for their next assignment in the nursing field. They will help you navigate national council licensure state requirements, prepare you for interviews, and connect you with human resources to discuss your benefits.
Health Carousel Travel Nursing has a page that’s dedicated to their recruiters for travel nurses to get to know recruiters before working with them. With your provided phone number, we can help you pair up with a recruiter that meets your wants and needs. With Health Carousel Travel Nursing and On Demand, you have the option to look for assignments on your own within our job boards or collaborate with your recruiter.
YOUR TRAVEL NURSE TEAM
With teamwork as a core value, Health Carousel will place you with a dedicated team to ensure that your assignment is successful. We believe that in order to win individually, we must first win as a team. Your team will consist of your recruiter and human resources specialists with expertise in credentialing, clinical aspects, payroll, and housing placement. The goal is to ensure that you have the best assignment and experience while keeping you in the driver’s seat.
Working with a reputable agency means that contracts and assignments will be plentiful. Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities look for credible companies to set up temporary employment with contracts. Health Carousel Travel Nursing has received various industry recognitions, including:
- Largest U.S. Healthcare Staffing Agency - Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA)
- Largest U.S. Staffing Firms - SIA
- Best of Staffing Diamond Award - ClearlyRated
- Best Places to work in Cincinnati Ohio - Cincinnati Business Courier
- Best Places to work in Dayton, Ohio - Dayton Business Journal
- Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firm - SIA
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
YOUR TRAVEL NURSE CONTRACTS
While you should always strive to find the best travel nurse assignment, it doesn’t mean it will be the highest-paying one. What is on your bucket list of places that you cannot wait to see? Make sure your recruiter has that list in your file, so they can keep an eye out for that location.
- Are you looking to go all over the country or keep it local?
- If you want to travel far, would you prefer taking a systematic approach or fly by the seat of your pants to go wherever the winds blow you?
- Do you want short contracts? Maybe four weeks is long enough.
- How about a mid-length contract that lasts about eight weeks, or a longer contract of 13 or 26 weeks?
Working with a dedicated travel nurse agency like Health Carousel Travel Nursing makes the process seamless. They will answer these questions and help you find your perfect fit.
YOUR TRAVEL NURSE PAY
Your pay package should be easy to understand and cover all of your needs. We know that your pay structure is part of the reason that you chose to be a travel nurse. That’s why we select contracts that offer above-average hourly rates and include your tax-free stipends for housing, meals, and incidentals. Some also offer reimbursement for transportation.
Each contract also has special considerations to consider before signing a contract. Determine if there is transportation reimbursement, sign-on bonus, a completion bonus, and overtime and holiday rates.
YOUR TRAVEL NURSE BENEFITS
Your benefits are part of the total package. Check out some of the benefits that we offer through our brands:
- Retirement accounts
- License reimbursement
- Weekly Pay Bonus programs
Why did you decide to become a travel nurse? Was it to travel the country or see the world? We both of those covered. With available assignments in all 50 states, we will help you obtain licensure for each state that you need. We can also ensure that you return home by securing time off before signing the contract.
If you are an international traveler, we can help you find placements in all 50 states with PassportUSA. Here are some advantages of PassportUSA:
- No required clinical experience
- No registration fees
- Dedicated support teams
- Can file visa petition without IELTS
- Assured premium processing offered
- Earn $30/hour
- Make up to $15,000 in rewards
- U.S. clinical readiness
- Arrival bonuses and support
- Can bring your family to the U.S.
- Career opportunities for life
- Choose your location preferences
YOUR TRAVEL NURSE AGENCY
Having Health Carousel Travel Nursing and On Demand on your side is a wise decision for travel nurses. With all of our brands and in-depth knowledge, we know how to help you find the best fit for you. Our team collaborates and starts work on day one. We will ensure that your contracts protect you and your interests. Most of all, we build a relationship with you so we can take this journey together.
We look forward to working with you as you begin your travel nursing journey —whether you are an experienced travel nurse or somewhere in between. At Health Carousel Travel Nursing, we service the entire spectrum of travel nurses. Choose your destination and plan your trip with the support of an experienced travel nurse recruiter who has your back. Your journey awaits.
Stacy Burr, BSN, RN
I have been a nurse since 2009. I started out as an LVN and transitioned to my BSN. I am currently a travel nurse which was a goal of mine since 2011. I have been traveling since March 2019. I have traveled with 2 different companies and have been on 6 assignments.
I am also the Vice president of Nita Marie's Angels (NMA) we are a 501(c)3 organization and we recover victims of Human trafficking and support families of violent crimes. I have been in this role since 2016.