FAQ for Nurses & CNAs TRAVEL
How do I become a travel nurse with Converdia?
The first step to becoming a travel nurse is setting up your LEAP account through our Converdia Health Website. Once your profile is complete, a recruiter will reach out to help you begin. Your recruiter will guide you throughout the process, learn more about your goals and find you a placement. Throughout your travel contracts, your recruiter is there to be a helping hand. Start by looking at our job board. Filter by your preferred specialty and location. Once you have created your LEAP account, your recruiter will work with you to help you find the right job for you!
What are the specific requirements?
Here are a few things every traveler will need to work with Converdia Health Staffing.
- At least one year of nursing experience in your specialty.
- Active state nursing license — Our team can assist in this process. You can also refer to our resources page to get the process started.
- Preferred American Heart Association certifications – ACLS, BLS, etc. (varies by specialty).
- Must be willing to work a full-time travel assignment — at least 36 hours a week.
Keep in mind that some travel nurse assignments may have facility specific requirements.
How far in advance should I apply for a travel nursing assignment?
There’s no hard-and-fast rule regarding the best time to apply. If you know you are ready to travel, or will be soon, we recommend you create your LEAP account by filling out an application online. If you decide to apply in advance of when you’re ready to start traveling, we’ll keep your information on file and stay in touch.
How long are travel nurse assignments?
Assignment/contract lengths vary, but they’re typically around 13 weeks. If you’re interested in an assignment that is longer or shorter than the 13 weeks, discuss your options with your recruiter. We have contract assignments that are 4, 6, and 8 weeks long, Travel nursing can be flexible. It’s also possible to take a break between assignments. Having options is a great way to work when you want and where you want.
What specialties have the most travel nurse jobs available?
While ER, OR, ICU, med surg, telemetry and labor and delivery tend to have the most jobs available consistently, demand does fluctuate. Search our job board to see what travel jobs are currently open
Can I travel with family, a significant other or friend?
We get this question a lot. It’s definitely possible! Even if your travel partner or significant other isn’t a nurse, it’s very possible to figure out a way to travel together! Important to communicate your wants and needs with your recruiter so we can aid you in your preparations.
Can I travel with a pet?
Yes you can! The main challenge when traveling with a pet, is often finding housing. There are pet restrictions in some buildings, but there are options out there to be found. A housing stipend will allow for a housing search on your own that is pet friendly. We’ll always do our best to accommodate your pets. Be sure to communicate your wants and needs with your recruiter ahead of time so that they can help you prepare!
How do I find travel nurse housing?
There are plenty of options when it comes to travel housing. To learn more about the types of housing available to you, see our Resources page on our website.
What does travel nursing pay?
Travel nurse pay varies for many reasons. These reasons include specialty, location, benefits, whether a traveler takes company-provided housing and more. There’s no “set pay” for any specialty. Wondering what jobs for your specialty are paying right now? Apply today and create a LEAP account to view all our open jobs, estimated pay packages and detailed facility information. If you aren’t quite ready to travel yet – still follow through on the application and we can notify you when your ideal contract is open.
Do travel nurses get benefits?
Converdia Health Staffing offers many benefits to travel nurses. A full benefit package, like medical, dental and vision insurance plans and 401K plans are available to travelers. After 30 days of the contract, travelers are eligible for all benefits.
What if something goes wrong? How will Converdia support me while travel nursing?
At Converdia Health Staffing, you have a team to help you throughout your travel nursing career. In addition to your recruiter, you’ll have a human resource specialist and a payroll representative to provide their expertise.
How much orientation will I receive
Orientation with your healthcare facility will be conducted by a representative at the facility. The length will vary from one facility to another. The expectation with the orientation is that it will enable you to understand procedures and policies in order to provide the best care possible for the patients/residents. Your team at Converdia will find the best match for your interests and skill set.