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By Healthcare Seeker Subscribe to RSS | August 11th 2012 | Views:

Travel nursing is an exciting career option that gives you the opportunity to travel wherever you wish to while on the job. It gives you the opportunity to make friends with people from different backgrounds and places. However, managing a travelling nurse’s career can be quite a challenge without the right kind of help. This is because travelling nurse placements are usually long term temporary placements lasting approximately 13 weeks (sometimes more). Once an assignment ends you have to look for another one. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to keep a track of sufficient number of hospitals and their varying requirements.

If you somehow manage to find the necessary number of travel nursing jobs to keep you employed for the time that you want to work, it is usually very difficult to find the kind of job that you are looking for. It may so happen that your wants and the hospital’s requirements are not matched properly. On the other hand, if you overcome these challenges, there is the question of housing, transport, proper hourly pay etc. that you will have to negotiate.

The simple solution to all these challenges is to get associated with a travel nursing agency. A good agency usually has contacts with a large number of hospitals with different requirements. This is why they are mostly always able to find a placement for you. On the other hand, they make a study of what you are looking for and the hospital’s requirements. This helps them to match your and the hospital’s requirements in such a way that is satisfactory to both parties. A good travel nurse agency also looks after aspects like housing, housing stipends, transport, tax per diem etc. They make sure that you get a reasonable hourly pay. Some good agencies also give you the benefit of choosing the shift that you want. For instance, if you want to work only during the day, they will arrange for a placement that requires only day shifts.

However, while looking for a travel nursing agency, you have to search the market for a competent one. Otherwise you will be in for some unpleasant surprises. Some agencies promise things like luxury housing, airfare, rental cars etc. You may take up the assignment only to discover that they are giving you a much lower hourly rate. They may also give you a placement that does not match your requirement.

Healthcare Seeker - About Author:
Jack Wilson : Myself webmaster of Healthcare Seeker ( - A leading travel nursing agency that helps professionals to find the best travel nursing jobs per diem (temporary and traveling), right to hire and full time positions in the market.

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