Travel Nursing FAQs
What is Health Carousel Travel Nursing On Demand?
Who will be my main point of contact while I work with Health Carousel Travel Nursing?
What kinds of opportunities do you offer your providers?
Do you work with first-time travelers?
What health benefits do you offer?
What health insurance plans do you offer?
How much does your health insurance cost?
What other benefits do you offer?
Do I keep my insurance after my contract ends?
How long does the typical credentialing process take?
What certification providers are acceptable?
What are the most important things to get done first on the Credentialing list?
Will I be reimbursed when I pay for certifications?
What items can I utilize from previous assignments and/or agencies?
During the job search process, am I able to begin working on the credentialing process even if I’m not actively being submitted?
Do I get paid for my time spent on the credentialing process?
Is it typical for your team to decline my documents that were previously accepted?
Can I do my credentialing requirements while on vacation outside the U.S.?
What are competency exams? How long do the exams take? Can I use exams previously taken through another agency?
What happens if I fail my competency exams?
Do Relias competency exams count as CEU credits?
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Travel & Housing
What types of housing assistance do you offer?
What is the difference between company-paid housing and housing stipend?
What types of housing options are included in company-paid housing?
Are fully-furnished accommodations included in company-paid housing?
Do you provide pet-friendly options?
What happens if I take a stipend, but my apartment isn’t ready in time?
Can I take the company-paid housing option while waiting for my first stipend payment?
What if I take per diem, but am having trouble finding a safe and affordable housing option?
Where can I see details about the Rewards program?
Do I need to enroll or sign up for the Rewards program?
Who is eligible for the Rewards program?
How do I earn points?
How do I track the points I am earning?
How are points calculated?
When can I redeem my points?
What can I redeem the points for?
Are there any tax implications to the Rewards program?
Will the Rewards program affect my weekly pay?
What happens to my points if I leave HCTN for a period of time and then return? Will my points ever expire?
Can I transfer my rewards to someone else?
Why is my <redeem> button not selectable in On Demand?
Who should I contact when I have questions about my points earned?
Why Travel Nursing? Top Reasons to Choose Travel Nursing
As an experienced staff nurse, you may have worked with travelers in the past. In fact, you have possibly even considered answering the call yourself—imagining life as a travel nurse, moving to work in facilities in dire need of your skill set.
What Is a Travel Nurse’s Job Description?
Across the world healthcare industries are experiencing the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we are experiencing a growing nurse staffing shortage. In a 2022 study submitted to the National Institutes of Health, several causes of the global nurse staffing shortage were identified including nurse burnout, an aging workforce, and regional growth in different parts of the country. Simultaneously, America’s population is aging and the demand for quality healthcare is growing.
How Long Can a Travel Nurse Stay in One Place?
So you’ve decided to dive into the world of travel nursing! The perks of being a travel nurse are plenty! You have more freedom, flexibility, and higher pay. You may have chosen travel nursing for the variety of locations and roles, but what happens when you’ve found the perfect travel nursing job and you love it? What are the rules? When travel nursing, how long can you stay? This depends on several factors including how long you’ve been away from home or in the same state. This blog covers everything you need to know about how long a travel nurse can stay in one place.
How Much Experience Do You Really Need to Be a Travel Nurse?
Travel nursing has become increasingly popular among nurses, especially new graduate nurses who may have dreamed of a nursing career, but do not want to be tied down. A career as a traveling nurse provides the exciting opportunity to work short-term contracts throughout the country while caring for patients, meeting new people, and receiving excellent pay.
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