There are seven steps to becoming a
1. Choose a travel nurse company
Most travel nurse companies advertise
in nursing journals and have Web sites. Do a little research
and decide what you want, and then see which companies
offer those services. To find the company that's best
for you, compare what each offers in terms of variety
of assignments, pay rates, benefits and friendliness and
competence of the recruiters. Then make the phone call
or research them further on the Internet.
2. Complete an application, skills checklists and professional reference request form
NursingJobs.com has partnered with seven of the best travel nurse companies in the industryAmerican
so you can apply to one or more of these companies. This service is free and 100 percent confidential. You are under no obligation to work with a company after sending in an application. Simply complete the online application and skills checklist to get started. You will then be matched with a travel nursing company, and will be prompted to fill out the professional reference request form.
3. Talk to a recruiter
Once you complete the three steps outlined above, you will be assigned a personal recruiter. You should tell your recruiter what you want to get out of travel nursing. Do you want to see a specific area of the country or work in a prestigious facility? From the information you provide and from your application, your recruiter will explore assignments that best match your skills and preferences.
4. Choose a destination
Are you interested in exploring
a big city or a small town? The East Coast or the West?
Mountains and snow, or beaches and sun? Do you want to
stay close to home or travel across the country? You and
your recruiter will discuss the advantages of each assignment,
compare what each has to offer, evaluate pay, review hospital
requirements and determine which suits your needs.
5. Telephone interview
with the facility
The next step is the telephone
interview with a hospital, usually with a nurse manager.
Your recruiter will help you prepare for the interview,
giving you the best opportunity to be offered the job
of your choice.
6. Accept the assignment
Congratulations, you've chosen
your assignment! Your travel nursing company will help
you with credentialing requirements and the licensure
process in your assignment state. Housing managers will
find you housing and will arrange for utilities and furniture
deliveryall the details to make your assignment
a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
7. And away you go!
Your travel nurse company will
provide you with driving directions to your new home and
the facility where you will be working. After you arrive,
your recruiter will keep in touch to make sure everything
is just right for you. Let the adventure begin!
*NurseChoice offers flexible, short-term assignments and excellent benefits.