Travel nursing isn’t just a job — it can be a true adventure. If you’re at a crossroads in your nursing career, a travel nursing assignment might be just what you need to refocus and rededicate yourself to the business of your service. [Read more…]
What is “travel therapy” and how does it differ from “contract therapy”?
A “contractor” is generally a therapist who lives locally to the facility, but is compensated hourly and paid through a staffing agency. A “traveler,” like a contractor, is also paid hourly and paid by an agency, but has arrived from out of town for the duration of the assignment and usually qualifies for a tax-free per-diem to pay for the expenses associated with living out of town while maintaining a residence back home while on assignment. Contractors, because they are local, do not have these additional expenses and are not eligible for per-diem or housing. [Read more…]
If you’re looking to take your nursing or therapy career in an exciting new direction, per diem or travel healthcare might be the professional twist you need. But what’s the difference? Plenty. Here’s a brief rundown of per diem versus travel nursing, along with a concise list of pros and cons for each professional environment. [Read more…]