Top 2015 Travel Nurse Agencies

top nursing agencies in 2015

Some nurses are adventurous to travel and visit other places.  They prefer this rather than working in the same hospital every day. Others may get bored with mundane activities in the same location and want more challenges. That is why for nurses who are looking for changes and another opportunity, they could explore travel nursing.

Travel nursing from the word itself means traveling and visiting other places while working in their desired field. They will also have the opportunity to learn, gain new friends, enjoy new experiences, and most of all earn more.

Here are last year’s top rated travel nurse agencies to help you find the best travel nurse position.

1. TotalMed Staffing

TotalMed Staffing travel nurse agencyTotalMed Staffing is a top nursing agency. They search for nurses looking for other options and give them an opportunity to travel and work in different places.

While working and earning a good salary they enjoy the benefits of living in exciting areas of the country. In most assignments, they stay in a place where their services are needed for a short period of time.  

2.  Emerald Health Services

Emerald Health ServicesEmerald Health Services travel nurse agency offer the benefits of health insurance, travel allowance, and housing. They will help get travel nurse certifications and licenses that are required in each state.  

There are a lot of benefits that these nurses enjoy aside from high pay or high salaries as compared to a traditional nurse.

3. Aya Healthcare

Aya Healthcare travel nurse agencyAya Healthcare is one of the largest travel nurse agencies in the US as they are present in 47 states. They offer their nurses great travel experiences as you will be kept busy all year long.

They ought to likewise offer focused compensation and extra bundles as shown on their site.

4. Cross Country TravCorps

Cross Country TravCorps travel nurse agencyCross Country TravCorps is the right traveling nurse agency out there.

Their main asset is their strong connection with good-reputation hospitals. Your training level and qualification will be given their full due as they are committed to placing you in the high paying position that suits you.

How a travel nurse finds work?

Travel nurses are usually assigned in Intensive Care Units or ICU and neonatal department or other specialty units. Travel nurses usually fill in specialty areas where others may be on leave for short periods of time such as maternity leave or when hospital employees strike.

The LPNs may also fill travel nurse positions when needed. Pay for these positions are higher than in most other medical facilities. Travel nurses sometimes fill vacancies by working on a cruise ship which may travel to the Caribbean.  LPNs are assigned for short periods of time, usually 8 straight weeks, as assigned by the travel agency.

Pick the best travel nurse agency

The choice of picking a travel nurse agency should depend on exploration and correspondence with an agency representative. The best sign of a decent travel nurse agency is the measure of occupations they list and the input from nurses who work for the agency.

Find the maximum information

You need to take the time to find and choose the best travel agency to ensure your success as a travel nurse. Make a list of agencies and compare the benefits and salaries and make sure that there are available travel nurse jobs. Check out the web sites where you can compare agencies and their ratings.  Read reviews by other nurses who have used their services.

Once you pick a decent travel nurse agency it is simpler to look for the same kind of employment at just one agency.  The longer you work with an agency they see the quality of your work and helps you be recommended for more work. It is worth reading the reviews of other nurses or talking with them when possible to find out how supportive the agency is for you as a travel nurse.

Contact the travel nurse agency

When you finally decide what agency you want, fill out their application forms and contact them to make sure they have all of your information.  Once you are hired a recruiter is assigned to assist you and answer your questions. They will discuss the travel nurse benefits they are offering, the salary that you will get, and the place and duration of your assignment. The manager of the hospital will give you interviews but your recruiter or agency will prepare and give you tips.

Continuously request to view an agreement before consenting to sign with an agency. Make sure to read the fine prints. Pay close attention to the terms of pay and additional time/punishment rates.  It is worth asking how your own data will be dispersed. Make sure you will have one person of contact (this makes managing the agency a lot more proficient).

Pick the travel nurse agency that actually cares

Choosing a travel nurse agency is not generally a simple choice. The traveling nurse might be pondering which values will be critical for their vocation. Maybe the absolute most imperative element in picking the best traveling nurse agency is backing. By this I mean, that the agency gives steady encouragement and help to its nurses.

It is imperative for the traveling nurse agency to be concerned with your wellbeing as a nurse, not just pursuing a commission. As traveling nurses can work 24 hours a day, it is imperative that the travel nursing agency is available to consult both day and night.

Last but not least, it is prudent that you select a travel nurse agency which has solid notoriety and strong posting of potential employment. The best travel nurse offices will have a wider variety of occupations and positions available anytime you get in touch.

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Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a Registered Nurse and retired US Army Reserve Nurse Major. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career, she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and to South Korea. She was trained as an Army Medic during the Vietnam era and later as an OR tec. She went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and then completed her nursing training as a Registered Nurse. She was then commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserves. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and work in other medical facilities. During her career, she had the opportunity to work in several specialties to include, OR, Occupational Health, Hospice, Sexual Assault Team, Forensic/ Correctional Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as a Nurse Entrepreneur.

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