please help me choose a travel company!

  1. hey guys, i have been researching like crazy the different travel companies. If anyone has traveled, who was a good company and why? ~jackie
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    Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 122; Likes: 4
    Specialty: NICU and travel nursing


  3. by   nightingale
    Let's keep the conversation alive here on Allnurses


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  4. by   suzanne4
    It is quite hard to name a specific agency for one person. There are many things to take into consideration, especially location that you wish to travel to, some have more hospitals in that area, etc. Plus what do you need as far as living arrangements: Do you have pets? Do you need a rental car? Is there more that one person traveling with you?

    What are your insurance needs? Some offer better medical plans, so if you take a number of prescription meds, then you need to consider that as well.

    Specialty and training also is something else to consider. Some agencies specialize in particular specialties, such as for Operating Room, or Corrections, or Dialysis.
  5. by   Dixielee
    This is the most common question asked on this forum. Research the forum and I think you will find a great deal of opinions of various companies. Search the web for companies that you think sound intersting, then do a search here for that company and you will get a variety of opinions. While I am always willing to help people get ready to travel, it gets tedious answering the same question over and over.

    I am not criticizing your question, but there is no "one" answer to your question. Different travelers are looking for different things in a company. Some want just more money and don't care about benefits, or a lasting relationship. Some assignnments may have a higher salary and bonuses...but many times, you earn EVERY penny of it!

    Some companies offer exclusive contracts with certain hospitals, so if you want that hospital, you must go with that company. Decide what you want, and do more searching. If you know any travelers where you work, pick their brains. You can get a lot of information that way. Talk with recruiters at several agencies. Then try to get in touch with them at a later date and see if they are easy to reach or do you have to play phone tag for days. That will give you a big clue there.

    Good luck with your search. I happen to hit a good one on my first try. I have taken one other assignment with another company, and am happy to stay with my original. Have fun.
  6. by   lccougar02
    I understand its a repeating question, i wanted people to just message me with who they are with. I dont know any travel nurses so i would like to talk to some.
  7. by   suzanne4
    If you do a search as suggested, you will see where many of us are working and with who.