Travel Nurses

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What is a Travel Nurse?

Travel nurses are skilled healthcare professionals who take assignments in hospitals with urgent and short-term staffing needs. Hospitals hire traveling nurses to fill staffing shortages typically created by a lack of qualified nurses in their location, seasonal population increases or an expected leave of absences. Traveling nurses have excellent career choices and have the opportunity to travel the country and build experience supporting top-tier medical facilities. travel nurses typically need 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. If you possess this experience and are ready to embark or continue on your journey as a travel nurse, please submit your resume and get in touch with one of our recruiting professionals today.

As a travel nurse, you will…

Shape your career and create an amazing lifestyle for yourself.

Utilize your most important life skills.

Provide the most essential patient care.

Change lives and bring a smile to those who need it most.

Perks of Travel Nurses

Competitive Pay

Travel nursing provides you the opportunity to explore the country and visit the places you’ve always wanted to see. Choose the climate, city, and location you desire. With hundreds of openings around the country, the choice is yours!

Travel & Explore

Travel nursing provides you the opportunity to explore the country and visit the places you’ve always wanted to see. Choose the climate, city, and location you desire. With hundreds of openings around the country, the choice is yours!

Freedom

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility that allows you to take control of your career and make the decisions that are in your best interest. Choose the hours and schedule that fits your lifestyle.

Experience

As a travel nurse, you get to develop your skills and build upon your experience by supporting a variety of hospitals and medical facilities. With access to numerous job opportunities and locations, you can choose a position that aligns with your personal and professional goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can travel nurses go?

Travel nursing jobs are available in many locations across the county from big cities to small towns. You get to choose your destination and if your choice isn’t available, be patient because it’s likely to be there soon. To travel to various states, you will need a compact RN license.

The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to hold one valid nursing license that works in numerous states. If you declared a nurse’s compact state as your primary state of residence and you have met all licensure requirements, you may already have a compact nursing license.

How long are the assignments?

On average, most nursing assignments last 13 weeks although they typically range between 8 and 26 weeks. If you are performing well and adding value to your facility, there is a strong likelihood you will have the opportunity to renew your contract. Because most assignments are shorter term, you can change locations and try out other facilities or search for other assignments in your area.

How does Travel Nurse Pay Work?

Travel nurses receive both taxable hourly rates and non-taxed per diem. Non-taxed per diem is used for expenses such as housing, meals and other incidentals.

Because of the high demand for nurses, travel nursing often pays very well. Your specific compensation will depend on your specialty, the location of the facility, and the contract.

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F.A.Q.s

How much experience do I need to become a travel nurse?

We are always open to talking to new nurses about our opportunities. However, most facilities require a minimum of six months of experience.

Who does Mindseeker work with?

Licensed nurses (RNs and LVN/LPNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants. We currently staff for contract travel assignments, and we offer per diem and flexible shift opportunities.

WHEN I'M HIRED, WHO IS MY EMPLOYER? THE FACILITY OR MINDSEEKER?

Mindseeker will be your employer. We help coordinate between you and the facility and ensure you’re covered, from connecting with the job all the way to the end of your contract. We provide ongoing support for compliance, benefits, and payroll.

Where can travel nurses go?

Travel nursing jobs are available in many locations across the county from big cities to small towns. You get to choose your destination and if your choice isn’t available, be patient because it’s likely to be there soon. To travel to various states, you will need a compact RN license.

The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to hold one valid nursing license that works in numerous states. If you declared a nurse’s compact state as your primary state of residence and you have met all licensure requirements, you may already have a compact nursing license.

How long are the assignments?

On average, most nursing assignments last 13 weeks although they typically range between 8 and 26 weeks. If you are performing well and adding value to your facility, there is a strong likelihood you will have the opportunity to renew your contract. Because most assignments are shorter term, you can change locations and try out other facilities or search for other assignments in your area.

How does travel nurse pay work?

Travel nurses receive both taxable hourly rates and non-taxed per diem. Non-taxed per diem is used for expenses such as housing, meals and other incidentals.

Because of the high demand for nurses, travel nursing often pays very well. Your specific compensation will depend on your specialty, the location of the facility, and the contract.

How much experience do I need to become a travel nurse?

We are always open to talking to new nurses about our opportunities. However, most facilities require a minimum of six months of experience.

Who does Mindseeker work with?

Licensed nurses (RNs and LVN/LPNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants. We currently staff for contract travel assignments, and we offer per diem and flexible shift opportunities.

WHEN I'M HIRED, WHO IS MY EMPLOYER? THE FACILITY OR MINDSEEKER?

Mindseeker will be your employer. We help coordinate between you and the facility and ensure you’re covered, from connecting with the job all the way to the end of your contract. We provide ongoing support for compliance, benefits, and payroll.

Have more questions? Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be more than happy to give you the information you need.

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Key Factors that Impact your pay as a Travel Nurse

Location

The specific location of an assignment will heavily impact your pay. Vacation destinations and other highly desired areas influence the going pay rate. It’s important to note that pay rates often reflect the cost of living in the area.

Specialty

The travel nurse specialty also impacts pay. Non-specialty nurses such as medical/surgical, psychiatric or home health are typically paid a lower rate than specialized nurses. Furthermore, specialized nurses with highly sought-after skills such as an ICU or OR nurse will get paid more as these specialties are in high demand.

Shift

Night shift assignments are more prevalent in the world of travel nursing. Many hospitals will pay more and offer a higher rate for night shift assignments. If you want to earn more money, flexibility is important.

As a new travel nurse, I really enjoyed traveling with Mindseeker and having Dawn as a recruiter. From the beginning of the recruitment process to the end of my contract, I was treated with respect and met with extreme kindness. I enjoyed the thorough and continuous communication as well as checking up on me periodically. I even received a gift basket from them. I encourage anyone and everyone to travel with Mindseeker!

– Amanda, RN