Travel Nurse FAQ
Travel Nursing Frequently Asked Questions
How much experience do I need to become a travel nurse?
Travel staffing agencies require a minimum of one year of recent experience in your specialty area, preferably in a hospital setting, to become a traveling nurse.
How long are travel assignments?
A Most travel assignments are 13 weeks in duration. Some may be as short as 8 weeks or as long as 52 weeks.
If I like my assignment, can I stay longer?
It depends. Recruiters love when a nurse extends an assignment (and many offer bonuses for extending) but whether or not they are able to offer you an extension depends largely on the needs of the facility.
I am moving to another state, can travel nursing help me cover the cost of relocation?
Absolutely. Many nurses embark on a travel assignment for the sole purpose of receiving financial assistance to make the move as well as get to know other nurses in the area.
I am a LPN/LVN, can I travel?
Some companies do have travel assignments available for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, but the primary function of this site is to connect Registered Nurses with Travel Companies.
Can my family join me on an a travel assignment?
Yes. Travel Nursing is a wonderful way to travel with family or friends.
What is the pay like for a travel nurse?
Travel nursing pay is generally higher than equally experienced permanent staff.