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Travel Nursing FAQ and Resources

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Travel Nursing FAQ and Resources - Downtown Los Angeles, California

Travel Nursing FAQ and Resources

Travel nursing is a career option for nurses where they accept short-term assignments in various locations, typically lasting 13 weeks. This allows them to explore new places, gain diverse experience, and enjoy competitive pay and benefits.
To become a travel nurse, you need a current RN license, at least 1-2 years of experience in your specialty, and the necessary certifications. Once you meet these requirements, you can apply to a travel nursing agency like Junxion Med Staff to find suitable assignments.
Travel nursing agencies typically offer competitive pay rates, housing assistance or stipends, comprehensive insurance coverage, travel reimbursement, and other perks such as referral bonuses, 401(k) plans, and continuing education opportunities.
Having a compact nursing license (part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC) is beneficial but not required. It allows you to practice in any of the participating compact states without needing a separate license for each state. If you don’t have a compact license, you may need to apply for licensure in each state where you accept assignments.
  • Who am I interviewing with?
  • Name of nurse/department manager?
  • Are there other travelers at the facility?
  • What recreational activities are in the area?
  • Assignment start date.
  • What to expect in credentialing
Yes, many travel nurses choose to travel with their families or pets. Be sure to discuss your needs with your travel nursing agency so they can help find appropriate housing options that accommodate your family or pets.
Junxion offers generous housing stipends giving travelers control over their housing options. Stipends can vary based on your assignment (local vs travel).

Extended Stay Hotels: Many nurses opt for extended stay hotels, which provide amenities like kitchens, laundry facilities, and weekly housekeeping. They are often more comfortable for longer stays than traditional hotels.

Furnished Apartments:
Renting a furnished apartment through platforms like Airbnb, Furnished Finder, or local apartment complexes can provide a home-like atmosphere. You’ll have more space and the ability to cook your meals.

Corporate Housing: Corporate housing providers offer fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms. They cater to business travelers and are a comfortable option for travel nurses.

RV or Camper: If you enjoy the nomadic lifestyle, traveling in an RV or camper can be an adventurous choice. It offers flexibility and a sense of home, although you’ll need access to RV parks.

Roommate Arrangements: Sharing a rental property or apartment with fellow travel nurses or healthcare professionals can reduce costs and provide a supportive community.

Subletting: Subletting a room or apartment from someone who’s away for a period can be a cost-effective option, especially in larger cities.

Vacation Rentals: Booking a vacation rental home or condo can offer a comfortable and private space for your assignment.

Short-Term Leases: In some cases, you may find apartments that offer short-term leases, which can be convenient for the duration of your assignment.

Yes, you can choose your assignments based on factors like availability, location, duration, shift, pay, and facility type. You’ll want to work closely with your recruiter and let them know your goals and what you’re looking for in an assignment. Note: The amount of time you want to take off during the assignment can and will drastically impact your opportunity on getting the assignment you want.
Travel nursing assignments typically last for 13 weeks but can vary depending on the facility’s needs. Some assignments may be shorter or longer, and contract extensions are also possible if both you and the facility agree.
Generally, time off is taken between contracts and maybe a few days during the contract. It is VERY IMPORTANT to let your recruiter know about time off requests prior to submitting or if there are any changes. The less time off you need during a contract the more competitive your submission will be with the facility. The frequency and duration of time off between assignments are up to you. It’s essential to communicate your plans with your recruiter so they can help you find new assignments that align with your desired schedule.
Yes, you can work with multiple agencies to maximize your assignment options. However, working closely with a single agency like Junxion Med Staff can provide a more personalized experience, as they’ll better understand your preferences and need

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