Travel nursing comes with a lot of perks other jobs don’t have. This exciting career also has some added steps that can become roadblocks unless you know how to navigate them. Don’t worry, you’re covered!
We’ve organized some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) into categories: Intro to Travel Nursing, Getting Started with Advantis Medical, Things to Know on Assignment,Travel Nurse Licensing, General Information.
Read on for a quick crash course in travel nursing with Advantis Medical.
You’ll need a year of nursing staff experience in your specialty before you travel with Advantis Medical. About 3-5 months before the year is up set up your AdvantisConnect profile and chat with your recruiter so your travel career is ready to start when you are!
Looking to broaden your experience and increase your earnings? Get started today! You can take your time deciding which skills to take on the road. Your recruiter can help talk you through the differences between travel and staff roles to help you feel prepared for this new journey.
You know the drill. We’re here to support your professional career and personal fulfillment. Sign up, complete your profile, and 1-click apply for thousands of available travel jobs today.
Most travel jobs last 13 weeks. You may also hear them called assignments, contracts, or roles – they’re all the same. Some contracts are as short as 8 weeks and they can last up to 26 weeks. All Advantis Medical job listings have complete information, including duration. Control your career by extending the roles you love or taking a few weeks to recover when you want. Flexibility is one of the best perks of travel nursing. Create your profile to get started.
Yes, to all of the above! Traveling in a pair or more will let you share the fun and financial requirements while adding a feeling of connection to home. Bringing the people who brighten your life transforms travel assignments into shared adventures.
Advantis travel nurse Ally M. loves traveling with family and a friend! Her advice for new travelers is, “As for a tip for anyone looking into traveling, take the leap. It’s so worth it. I am now able to travel the country and see places that I’d never see otherwise, and the best part about it is that my little family gets to come along. :).”
We also have tips for traveling as a single parent.
Indeed.com estimates the average travel nurse salary in 2022 at $108,070 but this can vary widely by location, specialty, and demand. This is significantly higher than $75,330, the average salary for a staff nurse in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
You can absolutely take an assignment close to home! Whether you can receive stipends depends on how close you live to your job.
Your recruiter can answer any additional questions for you.
Here’s what is needed to work with Advantis Medical. Please note, each facility may have its own requirements, too.
A profile in AdvantisConnect is not required but it is extremely helpful for your search.
Absolutely! In fact, our concierge recruiting process provides support throughout your travel career from helping you complete your profile to booking your housing to extending your favorite assignments. It’s perfect for new travelers (and long-time travelers love it, too!). Getting started is easy. Start your adventure with an AdvantisConnect profile!
No. All our travelers qualify for free concierge service. Chat with your recruiter to learn how we can help you land the job of your dreams quickly and hassle-free!
Keep your profile complete and up to date for the best travel job matches. Follow these steps for success:
Advantis Medical travelers are employees, not contractors. As an employee, an Advantis team member will guide you through credentialing, filling out and submitting your HR docs, day one instructions, timekeeping/pay instructions, policies/support/expectations, and benefits enrollment.
Yes. Benefits are offered on the first of the month following the start date. Ex: If you start on 10/24, your coverage will be effective on 11/1. At the very latest, you will receive an email with enrollment information on the Monday following your start date. You are also eligible to enroll in a 401k or Roth plan from your start date. Enrollment information for 401k/Roth enrollment will be provided in the email with benefits information. We also offer perks like profile completion support, a mobile app, and one-click application to thousands of vetted travel jobs.
Advantis Medical nurses are employees. That means we withhold and pay your income taxes, and offer health insurance, Worker’s Compensation, and additional benefits. Benefits start the first day of the next month after starting. Talk to your recruiter for details.
It’s up to you. That’s why we let you filter your AdvantisConnect job search by start date. Apply months in advance if you’re a planner or seize a role that starts in days if you’re adventure ready. We strongly recommend you keep your profile current and have the latest version of our app. This way your profile is ready whenever you are!
Short answer, no. To ensure your success and that you’re able to best meet the demands of your travel job, we recommend you have 6-12 months of recent experience in the specialty you’re applying for. If you’re interested in changing specialties, we recommend building your skill set in a staff position before taking your talent on the road.
Here’s what you need to complete your profile. If you collect everything you’ll need before you get started, you can complete your profile in less than 10 minutes!
We’ve made inputting and updating your information quick and easy! And remember, your recruiter and Clinician Success Team are always here for you!
Absolutely! Create your profile when you develop an interest in a travel clinician career. There’s no charge and no obligation to get started. And taking the time to set up an AdvantisConnect profile now means it will be ready to serve you the second you decide to travel! Plus, a completed profile gives you access to EVERY job in our massive inventory. What better way to research a new career? When your recruiter reaches out, simply let them know where you are in your travel journey, so they adjust their communication style and frequency to serve you best!
Advantis Medical travelers are paid weekly via direct deposit. Download our timekeeping app for added ease and convenience! Not all agencies pay weekly! If you work with another agency, check with them for their policy.
Even if you travel solo, you won’t be alone with Advantis Medical. Your recruiter is always a click, call, or text away. And you can contact your support team from the “My Team” tab in your AdvantisConnect profile. Download the latest version of our app to keep in touch!
Facility orientation varies. On-site orientation covers unit orientation, compliance training, and more. It should leave you feeling informed and prepared for success. If you have unanswered questions or need support, you can always reach out to your Clinician Success Team.
Advantis Medical travel assignments range from 36 – 48 hours/week depending on their contract. Guaranteed hours/call-offs will be covered in the contract. Your recruiter can answer any other questions!
Your Clinician Success Team can help you find housing. Our Travel Coordinator will even book your living arrangements if you’d like!
Advantis Medical does not provide agency housing. Instead, our travelers get a generous stipend and any help needed to get settled. This gives you the freedom to live where you want and lets you pocket any leftover money, too! Agency-provided housing, on the other hand, is deducted from your paycheck. Either way, you pay for your living arrangements.
You can check whether your license is compact through Nursys. This database will give you verification of your nurse licensure, practice privileges, and compact status.
Your ability to apply for a compact license is determined by your primary state of residence.
Have more questions? Reach out to your recruiter who’ll be happy to get answers for you.
A compact nursing license gives you practicing privileges in participating compact states without having to apply for a separate license in each. This license saves money and time while opening the doors to travel jobs in participating states.
The current Compact States include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
If your primary state of residence is a compact state and you want to work in a non-compact state, you must apply for that state’s license.
Of course, you can! We’d never come between you and your pet! Just ask Advantis traveler Tyler, who brings his pup on the road with him. Not all housing options are suitable for all pets, and some won’t rent to pet owners. Find out if pet deposits are required and refundable. Plan for ideal living arrangements in advance and make sure your recruiter and your Travel Coordinator know about your co-traveler, too!
We staff contract travel roles for Registered Nurses, Allied Health Workers, and Post-Acute Care Workers. Check AdvantisConnect for our latest open jobs!
Yes! We add new travel jobs throughout the US daily. Search our open jobs and filter by state to start your next adventure!
Our business hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm CST. Contact us at (972)546.0528 and a member of our team will get you the assistance you need. Travel clinicians who need support can also use the contact information in the “My Team” tab in AdvantisConnect. We look forward to connecting with you!
Here’s how it works:
Our Clinical Manager is your Advantis Medical ally. Feel free to reach out for clinical guidance, facility questions, or support on your first assignment. As a highly experienced critical care nurse in surgical, trauma, and cardiothoracic areas, along with serving as a manager/director, our CM has the background to deliver the answers need when and how you need them.
Advantis Medical is committed to giving you the support you need and the spectacular experience you deserve! Don’t see your question answered here? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take care of you!