When BluePipes conducts its yearly “best of” travel nurse agency evaluation, they hunker in and do their homework. That’s why qualifying as no. 1 this year feels incredibly rewarding.

2019’s Best Travel Nursing Company: LRS Healthcare

LRS Healthcare’s top ranking is a direct reflection of the hard work our team—including our travelers—put in on the daily. As a growing company, that’s what it takes to deliver on the big promises we hold ourselves accountable to.

Seeing our team lead the best travel nurse agency charge for 2019 by BluePipes’ standards is both humbling and a high-fivin’, heck yeah! moment for all of us.

A big thank you goes out to every member of the LRS Healthcare family! We appreciate each of you for bringing your best self to the table every day.

Gratitude also goes out to BluePipes for helping travel nurses do their due diligence by informing travelers about quality travel nurse agencies that represent, guide and support their career adventures.

How BluePipes Qualifies The Best Travel Nursing Companies 

Aggregation is the name of the game when it comes to BluePipes’ scoring system. They collect reviews from reputable websites and average a score for travel nursing agencies listed. This year and last year, BluePipes scoured:

  1. Highway Hypodermics
  2. Travel Nursing Central
  3. Facebook
  4. Indeed
  5. Glassdoor
  6. Google

The scores are then converted to a 100-point scale, which is then calculated to a weighted-average score for each agency. The different scores are how BluePipes evaluates each travel nursing company’s year-over-year ranking.

LRS Healthcare, for example, received an average score of 93.58 in 2018. This year, team LRS ranked 105.63—2.34 points higher than 2019’s second seed and 0.65 points higher than last year’s frontrunner. 

Travel Nurse Homework Before Hitting the Road

Whether you’re new to travel nursing or have multiple milestones under your stethoscope, knowing the agency you’re traveling with is just as—if not more—important than where you end up goin’.

The recruiter-traveler relationship drives the success of each placement. So, it’s advised to do your homework too. The reviews and rating scales, like BluePipes, are out there for consumption. Take advantage of the information out there to make a qualified decision on who you partner with for your travel nurse career.

It’s also recommended to call the travel nursing companies you’re considering working with and mock interview each to really gut check ‘em—making sure it not only sounds like a good match online, but it feels like a solid partnership by the tone and tenor in which you’re being treated.

They say when travel nurses collaborate with top-ranking medical recruitment agencies, everything else seems to fall into place. We agree. That’s because top-ranking companies care deeply about their travelers, and they have the data to back it up.

LRS Healthcare hangs its hat on treating travelers like family. We put travel nurses’ and allied healthcare professionals’ experiences first and help them weigh their wants and needs to discover options that fit with their career, adventure and family goals.

Again, thank you to our team and BluePipes for ranking LRS Healthcare the no. 1 travel nursing company for 2019. We promise to continue to work hard to live up to the honor.