Category Archives: Travel Nursing

“Everybody is competing for travel nurses right now” — salaries are high, but we need to talk about mental health

Map: Currently hospitalized with Covid-19

Coronavirus is not over. The crisis response jobs are still there, and they pay well! We can help you find those nursing jobs. But we have to be honest about the costs too. We need urgent action to protect nurses better. Not just because many nurses are, incredibly, even now, still not getting the PPE Continue Reading

Progress! The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is fully implemented in Indiana. Next up, Michigan, Pennsylvania or Vermont?

eNLC Map

The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is the easiest way to help American nurses find the jobs they need — and where they are needed most. But getting it implemented in new states can be a frustratingly drawn out and bureaucratic political process. Slowly but steadily, however, progress is being made! The latest milestone: as Continue Reading

From sea to shining sea, will nurses get the eNLC? This month, good news from Indiana and Alabama!

Alabama House pleases nurses, passing eNLC bill

The Nurse Licensure Compact has been making life for nurses easier since it was first launched in 1999, saving nurses who want to take up a job in another state the hassle of going through the process of obtaining a separate license. It’s a godsend especially for travel nurses, for whom applying for multiple licenses Continue Reading

What travel nurses need to know about taxes

As the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches, many of you will have started preparing your tax returns, or compiling records for your tax preparer. But if you are a travel nurse or another type of healthcare traveler, there are a number of tax issues and recent tax law changes that affect you. So what Continue Reading

2018 Nurse Licensure Compact Changes: What You Need To Know

Big changes are coming to multistate nurse licenses. Here is what you need to know. If you are a travel nurse or have ever relocated to another state for a nursing job, you are probably familiar with the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) system. The Nurse Licensure Compact was launched in 1999 to help address the Continue Reading

Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Travel Nurse Recruiter

Photo: Time to ask questions

Congratulations, NurseRecruiter has helped you connect with recruiters from top travel nursing agencies, and you have been offered several awesome travel nurse assignments. You’re ready to take your first steps as a newly-minted travel nurse! But before you hand in your notice, you have decisions to make. Which job is right for you? What do Continue Reading

What are the top paying locations for nurses?

When looking for the top paying locations for nurses, you need to take into consideration not only salaries, but also benefits. Furthermore, you must consider the cost of living. Because a dollar in Memphis will not buy the same goods and services as a dollar in Houston or a dollar in Bangor or a dollar Continue Reading

So you want to be a travel nurse? A guide for nurses interested in traveling

If you have been a nurse for a while, or even if you are just starting out, you have probably heard someone mention travel nursing at some point or another. And you may have questions. The first question, inevitably, is: what is travel nursing? Basically, a travel nurse is a kind of temporary worker. You Continue Reading

Go West, Young Nurse?

Registered Nurses: Employment growth (chart)

  Over five years after the global financial crisis, jobs are still scarcer than they used to be in the United States – but not everywhere! In true American spirit, for example, thousands of people looking for jobs – or better-paying jobs – have been trekking north and west to “men camps” in rugged states Continue Reading

Scrubbing In docu-series about travel nurses starts tonight

Scrubbing In, a new MTV show documenting the assignments of nine Aya Healthcare travel nurses in two Orange County hospitals, will premiere tonight (October 24, 2013) at 10pm ET/PT. In a recent press release, Aya Healthcare noted that it’s hoping the show will inspire the next generation of nurses: The featured travel nurses represent a Continue Reading