Getting started

What You Need to Know is a free agent—not a subsidiary of one of the big companies. Why is that important to you? It means that we won’t be limited in terms of which companies we can present to you, so your opportunities won’t be limited either. You’ll be confident that you’re getting the complete picture of the best of what’s out there for you—not just a small slice of what’s available. As our company name suggests, we’ll treat you the way you deserve to be treated.

What Are the Steps to Becoming a Travel Nurse?

It’s as easy as filling out any job application. Once you’re done, you just click, and it’s submitted instantly. Your information is kept completely private, and you’re under no obligation.

Do Your Research Without Leaving Your Chair

You’ll notice our online application form provides information and links to all our current partners. You can click to be taken directly to their Web sites and do a little homework—deciding which ones you’d like to apply to. Or, you can submit the form to all of those listed on our site. Either way, there’s only one form to fill out! Once each company has reviewed your application, that agency will have a recruiter get in touch with you. Don’t want multiple recruiters calling? Just select the company or companies that you want to work with. Or, maybe you’d love to have multiple recruiters with multiple offers competing for your time and talents? You can get that too. It’s up to you.

Complete Your Application

Have you looked into all the companies is currently working with? They represent the top traveling nurse agencies. Fill out your online form and your information is instantly sent to each one of them. Alternately, you may have decided to choose only one or a few of these agencies. You can check off the ones that interest you, and your application will only go to those companies and no one else.

Talk to Your Recruiter About What You Want

Each of the traveling nurse companies that you wish to receive your completed online application will review your information, and their recruiter will contact you. Talk to the recruiter about what you want to do. Find out what sort of assignments they have and what benefits they offer. This will help you decide on the one that bests matches your needs.

Choose Your Next Assignment

Are you interested in working in a big city hospital or a small town? Do you long to see New England’s fall foliage, the ski slopes of the Rockies, or Florida’s sunny beaches? Do you want to stay fairly close to home or travel the U.S.? Your recruiter can help you evaluate the advantages of each assignment so you can decide which one is best for you.

Conduct a Telephone Interview

Once you’ve decided on an assignment, the recruiter will arrange for you to speak with the hiring manager at that health facility. This will usually be a nurse manager. During the telephone interview, you’ll be asked questions about your skills and experience. Your recruiter can help you prepare for the interview, so you’ll have the best chance of getting the assignment of your choice.

Get Ready to Travel

Now you’re ready to go! The traveling nurse company will help you with requirements for credentials and licensing in that particular state. A housing specialist will make arrangements for your housing, utilities, and furniture delivery. You’ll also get travel directions to your temporary address and workplace. Once you’re settled in, they’ll follow up with you to make sure you have everything you need.