Though every employment situation is unique, the Onward experts jump at the chance to debunk the myth that travel nurses, in general, receive something less than the respect accorded to full-time RNs.
“It is true there are a lot of facilities that are very traveler-friendly,” says Lindsay. Also, travel nurses enable permanent staff members to have time off for the holidays and enjoy that time with their families — another reason for travelers to expect a warm welcome.
But, since every floor of every hospital is different, Lindsay advises asking the right questions during the phone interview process. “Find out a little bit more about the floor and exactly what it’s like,” she says. “But in most cases, I will say on an 80-20 scale — 80 being positive — most facilities are welcoming those travelers coming on assignment.”