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The Benefits of Being a Travel Nurse

The Benefits of Being a Travel Nurse


Continuing Education

Most agencies we have researched offer about $100/year in education reimbursement. Others offer free CE’s online or offline through a provider of continuing education. However, some agencies do not offer anything.

Referral Bonus

Many agencies will pay you for referring people you know to work for them. Sometimes up to $1000 per referral.

Remember the nursing shortage will only continue and these agencies are desperately looking for new nurses to hire. Keep this in mind when you are negotiating things like pay and bonus.

Retirement Plans

Many agencies have started to offer 401K plans. Some of them even include matching funds.

Assignment Management

One of the best travel nurse benefits is to have a staff and management team who look for contracts based on the criteria you specify. Almost all agencies have specially trained staff who act as a “personal manager” of your work experience. Everything from helping you receive your check on time to assisting you with getting to your next assignment. Frankly, there is a lot to be said for having your own personal manager. This one aspect alone can make the difference between a good traveling experience and a bad one.

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