Questions about travel nursing

  1. well for anybody that has any experience or answers to my questions about travel nursing, i would appreciate it.

    #1 - i know most places (from what i have heard) are looking for travel nurses for 13 week contracts. is it possible to get like a 4-6 week contract?

    #2 - how do they pay you, weekly or bi-weekly?

    #3 - how do you get your pay? deposited to a local bank with a new account? or too your bank from your homestate etc?

    #4 - how do you find out where they need you, and where you can go? hours? shifts? etc. etc.

    #5 - what is included in it? (i.e. housing? electric? rate of pay, any benefits, etc etc?)

    any help would be greatly appreciated,


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  3. by   CEN35
    wow this is really a dead area???????

  4. by   nightingale
    yes it is... maybe they are all out walking on sunny beaches or something.... lol
  5. by   CEN35
    maybe? wish i was doing that right now bonnie!

  6. by   CEN35
    short bus? it didnt show your post???

  7. by   Donna Duran
    Ok here goes
    1. Hospitals usually prefer 13 week but 8wk contracts are pretty easy to get.
    2. We pay bi-weekly but if you need weekly we can set you up for the 1st four weeks of a contract.
    3. We prefer to direct deposit it into your account wherever it may be.
    4. Your recruiter has all of the information on hospital needs and shifts and hours.
    5. Pay ranging from $350.00-$450.00 after taxes per 12 hour shift, Full medical, dental, vision...... to start immediately. We would be more then happy to speak with you...
  8. by   CEN35
    thanks...i'll keep that in mind. i have time yet.

  9. by   CEN35
    actually just a thought? is there any demand for "er only nurses" out there? maybe i should try some pacu, or unit time here prn 1st? just wonders if that would help at all?

  10. by   nightingale
    I have worked in Albuquerque NM and Denver and there is a BIG demand there.... Check around Rick...

    I good place to start out would be PRN at another facility. TRy per deim agency when you are ready..... It will tune you up for accepting a contract, if that is the direction you end up taking....

    It can be exhilarting and very exciting on the positive end and downright scarry for your patients safety and for your license on the extreme negative end with agency/travel (and for that matter any hospital work... potentially)....

    Good luck Rick! Let us know how we can help...
  11. by   CEN35
    thanks bonnie!

  12. by   DethOkay
    sorry but most travling nurses do, they dont talk about it.....
  13. by   CEN35
    anyways........... later all.... off for a long drive by myself.... i will talk to you all ina few days!!!

  14. by   funpartynurse
    im am looking in to med express and american mobile has any body delt with those to companies and can share any info on them thanks