Traveling can be a highly rewarding career path for many nurses, but many also have a lot of upfront travel nursing questions that can make them hesitant to get started. At LRS, we do what we can to make the process simple from the very beginning — and we stick with you through every step of the way.
Here are a few of the questions we’re asked most frequently by travel nurses who are (almost) ready to start working with us:
How do I get started as a travel nurse?
Start by filling out a skills assessment or an application. Not every agency can promise a quick turnaround, but at LRS, we’ll get back to you about either within 24 hours and help you figure out your next steps. We put you in contact with a medical recruiter who will collect your information and walk you through every step of the process. Our goal is to make your process as quick and simple as possible while getting you exactly what you want.
How do I choose an assignment?
We help with that. First think about where you’d like to go. If you’re not sure, you can search for jobs through our website. We’ll do everything we can to set you up in your top choice. If you have questions or aren’t sure where you’d like to go, we’ll also work with you to find the right location that fits your needs.
How do I find housing?
We help with that too. We have a housing specialist on our staff committed to finding and following up with our healthcare professionals to find the perfect place for them to stay. When choosing, we consider all aspects such as cost and distance to the hospital you’ve been placed at. Some seasoned travel nurses also prefer to take a housing stipend and find something cheaper on their own — and that’s OK too.
How long do assignments last?
Most assignments last about 13-weeks. Many nurses who have particularly enjoyed an assignment often choose to return at a later date or take a permanent residency eventually. The contracts we worth with you to sign are 13 weeks.
Where can I work?
Anywhere! We are currently staffing in hospitals all over the country. Just a few of the places we’re currently staffing in include:
- Bismarck, ND
- Gainesville, GA
- All of California
- All of Texas
- Twin Cities
How much money do travel nurses make?
That depends. Each travel nursing compensation package will be based off of skills and experience, so everyone will receive something different. Cost of living in the area you choose to work in will of course play a part too. Nurses who are looking to make more may find that keeping their housing stipend or working overtime can drastically increase what they’re taking home.
Can I travel with a pet?
Yes! Many travel nurses love to take their best friends along on their journeys. If you let us know you’ll be traveling with a companion, just let us know and we’ll make sure any housing we place you in accepts pets.
What benefits do I get with LRS?
So many. We do what we can to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all nurses who travel through us. Just a few of those benefits include:
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Customized Housing Options
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Licensure Reimbursement
- Continuing Education
- Referral Bonuses
- 24-hour Support