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Ask A Travel Nurse: Choosing a Travel Nurse Agency

Ask A Travel Nurse: Choosing a Travel Nurse Agency

Gypsy, 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 forContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: What’s up with the horrid Pay?

Ask A Travel Nurse: What’s up with the horrid Pay?

Gypsy, I’ve just received an offer for a travel position.  I’m a new traveler and I really don’t understand the offer. The pay offered is $30/hour and the company will pay for housing. The second offer is for $22/hr and they give me a weekly $645 tax free stipend. These are both horrid pay rates!!Continue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Cancel a Contract

Ask A Travel Nurse: Cancel a Contract

Gypsy, What happens if I cancel my contract? I’ve been on contract for 3 weeks now and some recent events have made me question staying. I really just need to know if I will be fined or if there will be any other kind of financial penalty. Thanks for any advice. Meridith [quote author=” -Continue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Do I need to have a Savings?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Do I need to have a Savings?

Gypsy, I’m looking at getting into travel nursing in August but I have very little savings and I am mostly concerned about not having a steady paycheck! Do I need to have a savings before I start? Do you find it difficult to keep your assignments back to back? Have you had a contract cancelledContinue Reading

My Travel Nurse Contract was Cancelled, Now What?

My Travel Nurse Contract was Cancelled, Now What?

My contract was cancelled!! Wow, what do I do now? What are my legal safeguards? There are a multitude of reasons that a contract can/will be cancelled. This is a scenario that you must prepare for as a Travel Nurse. It happens.  Most agencies have an ‘at will’ employment clause.  If you don’t know whatContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Contract Cancellation?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Contract Cancellation?

Gypsy, One of my big concerns is the possibility of a contract cancellation. From your experience, how often does this happen? How does the Travel Nurse respond to the event? I would appreciate your insights on this issue. Jeff [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken theContinue Reading

Negotiating the Travel Nurse Contract Extension

Negotiating the Travel Nurse Contract Extension

Sometime around week 8 (or after) you should start considering if you would be interested in a Contract extension.  There are multiple variables that will determine if you would like to extend at your current contract.  Many facilities will approach you right away for a contract extension, I don’t recommend that you entertain this untilContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Contract Extension

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Contract Extension

Gypsy, If I like my travel nursing job can I ask for a travel contract extension? Thank you, Marty RN [hr]   [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. Marty, The ability to extend an assignmentContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Verbal Contract?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Verbal Contract?

Gypsy, I’m a new Travel nurse and have a verbal contract with Company A for a position that is to start in two weeks. I have not signed a contract as of yet. In the meantime, two great opportunities have come my way and both of these will also start at the same time asContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Pay?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Pay?

Gypsy, What is the average Travel Nurse Pay ? Thanks! Anonymous, 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. Travel Nurses work in a variety of settings and specialties.  Generally (if you take out the providedContinue Reading

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