As the name suggests, these assignments require nurses to arrive at work fast - usually within 2 weeks.
Nurses working in these assignments may have limited options in terms of location.
- if night shift is not your thing, no amount of money is worth your safety, happiness or license.
If you provide better patient care on day shift - stick to day shift. Next Up: Why Is Everyone Packing Up And Becoming A Travel Nurse?
To be real, people who grumble about travel nursing are usually talking about the pay.
Maybe they entered the industry with unrealistic expectations about a “get rich quick” type of gig.Furthermore, specialized nurses with highly sought after skills and credentials have the ability to earn more lucrative pay with seemingly endless opportunities.If you haven’t noticed, night shift assignments are more prevalent in the world of travel nursing.While the factors listed above do influence travel nurse pay, the following types of assignments almost always pay exceptionally well.Often times, these types of assignments are not influenced by location, specialty or shift.Or, they could have started travel nursing in the 90’s when the industry was mostly unregulated and, unfortunately, more unethical. For example, hospital bill rates have been lowered and vendor management systems (VMS) have added additional fees for agencies.Let’s address the “elephant in the room.” There seems to be a misconception that travel nurses are all driving brand new Teslas and flaunting Louboutins.Travel nurse pay is totally different and can be a bit of a gray area.Typical pay packages are composed of various components including, hourly pay, non-taxed housing stipends, non-taxed per diems, travel reimbursements and more.Bottom line, do your research and plan accordingly. Depending on other factors, travel nurses potentially bring in over per hour plus company paid housing accommodations.Either way, it is definitely possible for travel nurses to make well over 0K per year.