What are the requirements to become a travel healthcare professional?
RNs and Certified Surgical Technologists need at least one year of recent acute care experience. LPNs need a minimum of two years of recent experience in an acute care hospital setting to begin a travel career.
What makes a successful traveler?
Once you begin to travel, it helps to maintain a positive and outgoing attitude. You'll have to adapt to new surroundings, so being flexible is key. If you consider new challenges an adventure, you're off to a great start.
Can you find me a job in a particular city?
We have the industry's largest selection of travel assignments, in a variety of settings and specialties. However, the needs of our client facilities change daily. Depending on your specialty, we may not have a position in your preferred city, but we'll do our best to get you where you want to go, or present you with other great travel nursing opportunities.
Can I travel when I choose? Do I have to sign an annual contract?
The choice is always yours, and you’ll never have to sign an annual contract. Decide when you want to travel and where you want to go, and when your assignment is completed, you’ll have even more choices:
Can you keep me working as a travel nurse?
Yes! But you must be open-minded and flexible about travel assignments. If you’re willing to plan ahead and make a commitment, it’s likely that you'll be working continuously.
Can I bring my family and/or pets?
Yes, you can. Many people have traveled with family, friends or pets — it’s a great opportunity to explore the country together. You may incur a cost for larger housing and maybe a pet deposit. See the Housing section for more details.
Can I speak with other travel nurses to see if this career is for me?
Absolutely! This is one of the best ways to clarify if traveling is really for you. Who better, than from travelers themselves, to shed light on the entire travel healthcare experience? Simply ask your Recruiter to connect you with another traveler.
How do I stay in touch with Cross Country TravCorps?
Call 1.800.347.2264 to reach our main line, e-mail or call your Human Resource Specialist, or surf our web site for facility spotlights and current positions. You also can e-mail or call your Recruiter, who (once your paperwork is received) will be your contact throughout your Cross Country TravCorps career-lending an ear, answering questions, and providing important information. In short, we're never out of touch.