What is a Travel Nurse?

Travel nursing is a fun, exciting way to practice your specialty in positions all over the country. A travel nurse works on contracts to fill temporary nurse staffing needs at hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities throughout the U.S.

Travel nurse assignments are usually around 13 weeks, though they can be longer or shorter. Once the contract ends, you can stay a little while or jump right into your next assignment. When you want personal and professional freedom and flexibility, travel nursing might be just the solution for you. 

There are many reasons why you might consider becoming a travel nurse:

With travel nursing you can expand your experience and skills by working in facilities throughout the nation. This is an excellent resume-building opportunity for when you’re ready to find a more permanent placement or when you apply for graduate school.

Travel nurses also tend to make more money than staff nurses. Unlike staff nurses, your compensation isn’t based on your experience, education, and tenure. Instead, it’s based on the location, the need for nurses, your specialty, the shift, and more. Because contracts are short and in high demand, you can take home much more money as a travel nurse. Also, benefits packages for travel nurses are generally pretty amazing, with free housing or non-taxed housing stipends and other competitive benefits.

You can explore the country as a travel nurse. If you’re the adventurous type and love to travel, then travel nursing may be the ideal fit for you. Assignments happen all over the country, so you can go to all the places you’ve always wanted to visit. It’s also a great opportunity to make tons of friends throughout the country.

If you’re ready to become a travel nurse, you’ll need to work with a travel nursing agency, as most facilities only work with these agencies to fill travel nurse jobs. You must be a registered nurse to be a travel nurse. Also, you’ll need to be licensed in the state you’re going to travel to, unless it’s one of the 34 states that accept compact nursing licenses. Like other travel nursing agencies, AHS NurseStat also requires you to have at least two years of experience in your specialty before beginning a travel job. If you’re still considering whether travel nursing is right for you, check out our resources page to learn more.

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Why Choose AHS NurseStat for Your Travel Nursing Experience

There are a lot of staffing agencies out there, so why choose our travel nursing agency for your next assignment? At AHS NurseStat, we’re here to provide nurses with bespoke services completely personalized to you. Our goal is to make a difference for each of our nurses.

When you’re considering becoming a travel nurse, we help you through the whole process. Our recruiters work with you to help find the ideal placements for your needs. Whether you have a specific location in mind or even a specific facility, we’ll help you find the right assignment. We have tens of thousands of jobs available at any given time and will work hard to find placements that suit you.

We also offer 24/7 support for our nurses. We know you might need to talk in the middle of the night, so our recruiters are always available to listen. Whether you want to start looking for your next assignment or have a concern, we are here for you. Working with AHS NurseStat means becoming part of a caring family that listens and understands your needs.

We offer exceptional benefits for our nurses, including:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for only $15 a week
  • 401K savings program with matching
  • Licensure and credential reimbursements
  • Professional liability/malpractice coverage
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit
  • Free, fully furnished, private housing accommodations or generous housing stipends

Our team is here to serve you and make sure you are taken care of. We offer some of the most competitive pay in the industry because we believe our travel nurses deserve it. We keep our overhead costs low so we can pay you every penny we can get!

When you choose AHS NurseStat as your travel nursing agency, we become your partner and friend to help you follow your dreams. Whether you’re looking to explore new and exciting places or want to build experience and impressive additions to your resume, we’re here to help you find jobs that fit your needs!

Your dream job (and destination) awaits! Check out our job board or contact one of our recruiters today to get started.

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