How do I find a travel nursing agency and what do I ask them?
Travel nursing is a very competitive business and agencies do everything they can to make themselves known. If you have a friend or co-worker who has worked a travel assignment ask them for a recommendation. All of the nursing publications are awash with ads. And of course, there is the Internet. Our travel nursing website, www.travelnursingusa.com, is dedicated to the subject. Clicking on an agency’s banner will usually take you directly to their website where you can obtain answers to a lot of your questions and find contact information to further discuss the opportunity.
Ask them about some of the topics we’ve already covered. Print this article and highlight the items you want to ask before you call. You may also want to ask things like:
How long has the travel nursing agency been in business?
Are my hours guaranteed?
Is my pay rate guaranteed?
How long has the travel nursing agency worked with the facility?