Ask A Travel Nurse: Choosing a Travel Nurse Agency

Ask A Travel Nurse: Choosing a Travel Nurse Agency

Travel Nurse OrientationGypsy,

I am a new traveler working on my second contract in Fresno CA. I am  having difficulty choosing a Travel Nurse Agency that offers the best pay in California? My wife and I get the run around a lot and don’t know which company is telling the truth. I have been a nurse for 8 years in ICU and ER and I don’t need to be screwed over.

Dante, RN

[quote author=” – Gypsy Nurse, RN”]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse.


Choosing a staffing agency is a difficult thing. I really don’t have specifics on which company pays the ‘best’ in CA.  There are many companies to choose from and you have to find a company/recruiter that you feel works in your best benefit.  Remember that when comparing pay packages, there is a lot of information that goes into the package and each variable all come out of the ‘bill rate’.   Know what your minimum pay is and stick with it.  I will say that Travel nursing isn’t the ‘gold mine’ that many seem to think it is.

I will also encourage you to join in on the Gypsy Nurse Caravan Group via Facebook, where you will find over 1600 other travelers that are ready and willing to help answer your questions!

I hope that this helps answer your questions.

– Gypsy


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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past eleven years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. Candy still works occasionally as a travel nurse but spends most of her time providing a supportive information and resources through and it's affiliated social networks.

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