Travel FAQ’s

How does a travel contract usually last?

Most travel contracts run for 13 weeks. Depending on their needs, some hospitals may opt to extend the contract for a few more weeks.  In this case, the hospital will inform you well in advance to give you ample time to adjust to these changes.

What are the benefits of Travel Nursing?

For starters, travel nursing exposes you to novel professional experiences.  By working in diverse hospital environments and interacting with various professionals and specialists, you will get a fresh and unique perspective of how nursing care is provided and healthcare services are delivered.  Apart from enriching your professional experiences, Travel Nursing will nourish the adventurous spirit in new.  Traveling to a new place and living there temporarily definitely gives you the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds as well as food and culture of the city and state you are traveling to.  Finally, as a travel nurse, you can enjoy a higher pay rate and will be able to customize your benefits.

What salary range can I expect as a Travel Nurse?

Salaries for Travel Nurses vary depending on specialty, experience, state of assignment and the benefits package you choose.  These variables determine your pay rate.  To know for sure what pay rate range you can potentially earn, contact your Careline Services Recruiter who will take into consideration your preferences and various scenarios to compute your possible earnings.

Who will take care of my accommodations and living expenses while on a travel assignment?

Careline Services can custom-create a benefits package that will include a housing and transportation allowance while you are on a travel assignment.  This allowance should be more than sufficient to take care of your accommodations and/or living expenses. It is important to let your Careline Services Recruiter know your specific preference when designing your benefits package.  Our recruiters are especially skilled to listen to your needs and create a benefits package is sure to make your move as seamless as possible.

What are the requirements to be a Travel Nurse?

Most hospitals require you to have at least 2 years experience in a hospital setting.  Prior travel nursing experience is a plus but not necessarily a requirement.  Of course you must have a valid nursing license in the state you will be traveling to.  Appropriate certifications like CPR, ACLS, PALS, etc. may be asked from you so you must be prepared to show these certifications.  It would also be advantageous for you if you exhibited and eagerness to learn new skills and a willingness to adapt to new environments.

What happens after my travel assignment is over?

If you have developed a liking for travel nursing, Careline Services can find you consecutive assignments.  While you are doing a travel assignment, we will be at work matching your preferences to the open travel contracts we have in our database.  By the time you end your assignment, we will have several options ready for you to choose from.  Should you decide that Travel Nursing is not for you, we can offer you permanent, part-time, per-diem or local short term contract job assignments.  All you have to do is contact your Careline Services Staffing Coordinator who will help you through your next assignment.

Can I travel with family or pets?

Absolutely!  We at Careline Services want to make your move as comfortable and as seamless as possible.  We want to create a home away from home for you.  Therefore, members of your home such as pets and family members are more than welcome to join you in your exciting adventure.

Who do I call for any more questions about this?

For more questions, contact your Careline Services Recruiter at +1212- 686-8881.