Now that you've decided to embark on an exciting career as a Travel nurse, it's time to learn everything you can about the profession. Luckily, you have one of the most informative and reliable resources at your disposal as soon as you start working with Onward Healthcare – Your travel nursing Recruiter! If you’re not sure what to ask him or her about, here’s our Part One of our list of the Top Questions to Ask Your Travel Nurse Recruiter, that focuses on candidates who are exploring a career in travel nursing for the first time.
Your travel nurse career could start with the passion that led you to pursue nursing in the first place, but assignments and life on the road aren't for everyone. Ask your recruiter to tell you about all the potential ups and downs of a travel nursing career so you can be sure it's the right career path for you.
Generally speaking, travel nurses receive considerably higher salaries than traditional nurses (often in excess of $55,000 per year) but there are a number of additional factors that can change your final take home pay. Ask your recruiter about how housing, location and tax options affect your compensation potential.
One of the best perks of a travel nursing career is that it comes with the freedom to choose assignments that will strengthen your resume and your skill set. Rather than waiting for opportunities to learn and grow, you can pick assignments that expose you to new experiences, specialties, facilities and professional challenges. Ask your recruiter about how she can help you choose the most career boosting assignments.
For the most part, the choices you make will determine the answer to this question, but your recruiter will be happy to explain the common elements of most travel nursing assignments. For example, assignments typically last 13 weeks, but if you choose, you can extend that time. Your career as a travel nurse is all about choices, so ask your recruiter what choices you will have when it comes to location, facility, duration, etc.
Absolutely! You can choose assignments that could take you all over the country! Ask your recruiter what you should know about working in different parts of the country so you can make the best choices possible for your compensation, career goals and quality of life.
Onward Healthcare ensures every one of their travel nurses is satisfied with their housing arrangements, whether they find a place to live on their own, or decide to use Onward Healthcare’s housing service. You can choose to take advantage of our Housing Subsidy Concierge Plan, or you can find your own living space that is comfortable and convenient for your assignment. Ask your recruiter to tell you about the full range of options you have for finding the best place to live during each assignment.
Onward Healthcare provides a free comprehensive health benefits package to all travel professionals so you’ll be covered no matter where your assignments take you. Ask your recruiter about what and who is included in this coverage.
No. Your travel nurse recruiter will learn everything about your personal preferences, career goals and job requirements, and then set up interviews for positions that are the best matches for you. Ask your recruiter how the interview process works and what interview tips and techniques for Travel nurses they have to offer.
No. Once you accept a travel nursing assignment, your recruiter will work with you every step of the way to ensure your licensure, housing, and compliance paperwork is completed as needed. Ask your recruiter what each stage in the acceptance process requires and what you need to be aware of at each step.
Don’t worry. When you work with Onward Healthcare as a travel nurse, you can always connect to our 24-7 Support Team that will answer your questions, offer personalized assistance, and even give you advice on how to handle the occasional bump in the road some travel nurses encounter. Ask your recruiter about staying connected during your assignments and what to do if you need a little extra help.
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