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What does a travel nurse do?

Let’s start with the basics—what does a travel nurse actually do? Why do hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the country hire them? Why would an RN choose to become a traveler? The Travel Nurse University tackles these common questions in this video.

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What does a travel nurse do?

The Travel Nurse University from Medical Staffing Options is here to give you a clear answer to this common question among new travelers.

Healthcare facilities across the United States are experiencing nursing shortages. When a hospital or healthcare network has such a shortage and needs to address its staffing issue quickly, one solution is to hire a travel nurse.

A travel nurse is a temporary, contract employee that is hired at a facility far enough away from his or her permanent residence that it would be unreasonable for the nurse to commute home daily to sleep. Typically, these assignments last 13 weeks, but the length can vary depending on the facility’s needs.

Many nurses are attracted to travel nursing for the opportunity to experience different regions of the country while being well-compensated for their skills.

Learn more about life as a travel nurse with the Travel Nurse University from Medical Staffing Options.

Join The Travel Nurse University Today!

  • A welcome packet complete with FAQs, career counseling, and essential travel nursing information
  • Onboarding with a MSO First-Time Travel Nurse Specialist
  • Step-by-step timeline breaking down the travel process
  • How-to guide on creating a great travel nurse resume
  • Detailed breakdown of the benefits you can receive as a traveler
  • Job destination advising and housing guides
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INTRO

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What does a travel nurse do?

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What is travel nursing like?

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ABOUT TRAVEL NURSING

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How does travel nurse pay work?

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How does travel nurse housing work?

1:09

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How does travel nursing with a spouse, family, or pet work?

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Where do travel nurses go?

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TRAVEL NURSING COMPANIES

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Why do I need a travel nursing company?

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How do I choose a travel nursing company?

1:16

MISCELLANEOUS

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Top 3 tips for first-time travel nurses

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Do I get medical insurance and benefits as a travel nurse?

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