Shift Differentials

  1. Hi,

    I am hoping to travel nurse in November, and I spoke with a recruiter at Nurses in Partnership. She told me that in California, as a travel nurse, I am not entitled to any shift differential. I am also going to speak to a recruiter from On Assignment Nurse Travel, and ask them about shift diff. Is it true that you don't get shift diff as a travel nurse? That really sucks, because I heard you can get up to $5/hr if you work nights in California, but maybe that's only if you're not a travel nurse.
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  3. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from rnWinn
    Hi,

    I am hoping to travel nurse in November, and I spoke with a recruiter at Nurses in Partnership. She told me that in California, as a travel nurse, I am not entitled to any shift differential. I am also going to speak to a recruiter from On Assignment Nurse Travel, and ask them about shift diff. Is it true that you don't get shift diff as a travel nurse? That really sucks, because I heard you can get up to $5/hr if you work nights in California, but maybe that's only if you're not a travel nurse.
    The possibility of shift differentials varies with each company and with each hospital contract. My company does pay shift differentials on any contract that the hospital will agree to it. I usually get $2 - $3 per hour shift differential for nights.
  4. by   ERRNTraveler
    I don't get a shift differential, per se, but if my contract is for nights, then the hourly rate is just more

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