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Travel Nurse Tips & Questions

Some of our most popular inquiries. If you have additional questions, call and speak to a Nightingale Recruiter today.

travel nurse faq

What about housing and location/safety?

We proudly offer all of our travel nurses the best in private housing, furnished and paid for by nightingale. We also maintain relationships with the top properties to ensure satisfaction. You can expect to live comfortably in your own safe residence near the hospital or healthcare facility where you work.

When can I obtain group heath insurance?

Nightingale offers health insurance for you, effective the first sunday following the start date of your assignment.

Does this coverage provide compliance with the affordable care act?

Yes. by electing to take our insurance, you become compliant with the individual mandate provisions of the affordable care act for the period of time that your coverage is effective.

What does the insurance cover?

You may obtain detailed coverage information through accessing the following link:

Go to

Enter the following login to access the nightingale plan information:
username: chc5245
password: nightingale
After logging in, click “nightingale nurses” under the words “my client page(s)” to display info.

How do I enroll?

After you are hired for an assignment, you are emailed a link for an application. your health insurance enrollment documents will be provided upon enrollment.

Can I decline enrollment?

Yes. Enrollment, while encouraged, is completely voluntary

travel nurse tips

Get ready to get the most out of your journey with these simple tips.

1. Travel Binder

Create a travel binder which holds/organizes all of your pertinent documents such a forms, licenses, immunization records, applications, etc.

2. Permanent Home

Make arrangements for your permanent home such as mail, lawn maintenance, pet care (some jobs welcome pets so inquire with your recruiter), etc.

3. Computers/Devices

If traveling with your laptop or tablet, make sure you pack all chargers.

4. Packing

Clothing, scrubs, shoes and anything else you may need to have versatility whether at work or play in your new destination.

5. Toiletries

These items can take up room in your suitcase so unless there is something you don’t think you can get in your new location, just purchase these after arrival.

6. Shopping List

Make this prior to your arrival and keep it handy. This way, once you’re in your new residence, unpacked and settled, you can head out the door and accomplish your must-do shopping efficiently.

7. Memories

This is an exciting opportunity to explore a new city not just in regard to your exceptional travel nurse job but also for venturing out. So take pics, keep a journal, dine on new cuisine, try adventurous activities and enjoy the journey!

I’m just gonna come right out and say it: There is NOTHING like the Travel Nursing lifestyle.

Not only do you get to travel and see new places, but you earn more doing it. A lot more. Put it this way. You earn enough that you don’t have to work all year round. And since traveling is what I’d do on vacation anyway... It’s perfect for me.

I know it sounds funny, but I didn’t go into Travel Nursing to travel. I just wanted to build my career.

Now here I am getting experience at hospitals all over the country. I’ve even picked up a specialty in Stepdown nursing. So I’m totally going to be ready if I ever decide to settle down into a full time nursing job somewhere. If. Big if. Because I really love the Travel Nursing lifestyle.

I would NEVER Travel with anyone but Nightingale.

Never again. The kind of support you get from Nightingale staff, you just won’t find that anywhere else. They REALLY are there to help you be the best nurse you can be. And who doesn’t want to be the best? Plus you get the best benefits and pay rates in the industry. It’s kind of a no-brainer.

For me, nursing isn’t just a career. It’s a calling.

Being there for people, helping them when they need it the most. This is why I got into nursing. This is why I get up every morning. And Nightingale gets that. I was amazed to find out that they are just as passionate about nursing as I am. That’s important, because I know that whenever I take an assignment, they have my back. Whatever I need. Nightingale takes care of everything, so I can focus on what I do best. And that’s nursing.

If you’re thinking about Travel Nursing and shopping around, just stop. You’re in the right place.

Nightingale is hands down the best. The best nurses, the best jobs, the best support, the best benefits… everything. And the best part is that you get to travel around the country, build up your career, and earn more than you ever would working on staff somewhere. Really, traveling with Nightingale changed my life, Not Travel Nursing. Nightingale. Trust me, they are top notch.

A lot of nurses ask me about Travel Nursing, and I love it. I absolutely love it.

But it’s not the pay, or the benefits, awesome as they are. It’s not the travel, either. Half the time I don’t even know where I want to go. It’s the people. Nightingale’s Nursing Coordinators are JUST THE BEST. They help with everything, from travel plans and housing to professional questions. Everything. They even help me choose the right assignments for me. Because they genuinely care about me. I know. I’m a nurse. I know what genuine caring feels like. I do it all day. That’s why I love Nightingale.

More Questions?

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