I'm an ICU nurse from a medium sized facility 18 bed with open heart recovery and a 5 bed SDU with two years experience. I'm going to do travel sometime soon, planning a budget and savings plan to pay off home, etc. I'm wondering if it's unrealistic to request that the travel agency guarantee's 48hrs a week (4, 12 hr shifts). I'm planning to take the housing they provide because it seems like a headache and also sometimes expensive to set up your own. I'm going to request $1500 a week after taxes. Is this too much to request with 48 hrs worked? Keep in mind that I'll be taking the housing they provide which seems to always cut way into your overall pay. What's the typical take home weekly after taxes for an ICU traveling nurse? I know this may be kind of personal but I'm planning a budget and considering what options are feasible and also financially beneficial. Thanks in advance for the advice and help from travelers.