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Our experts provide the information and answers to the most frequently asked interview questions for travel nurses and travel therapists that you need to know. Take a few minutes to learn more about American Traveler free, private deluxe housing, our generous company-matched 401(k) and dental, medical and life insurance with our company. Healthcare travel job benefits at American Traveler are superb!

In addition, travel nursing jobs and travel therapist jobs at American Traveler come with high pay, comprehensive benefits package that includes travel and licensure reimbursements, referral and completion bonuses and award-winning, Gold Seal of Approval client support.

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Travel Nursing and Travel Therapist Job Questions & Answers

What's a travel nurse or travel therapist career?
Nurse Interview Questions | Travel Nursing Jobs - Interview Tips

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Find out why healthcare travel jobs for nurses and therapists offer the best benefits & lifestyle for healthcare professionals everywhere.

 

 

How to get started with the travel nursing job application and interview process

 

How to find the best travel nurse housing


How to travel with American Traveler


How to get compensation and benefits at American Traveler



How to begin a Travel Nurse Job with American Traveler


Find out why travel nursing offers the best benefits & lifestyle for healthcare professionals everywhere.


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Why do healthcare professionals choose an RN travel job? How do I get the best benefits?

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Travel nurse benefitsThere are many good reasons for choosing a travel nurse job. Travel nursing with American Traveler allows you to see and explore new places, work in prestigious hospitals and enjoy the flexibility of having time off between assignments as needed. In addition, American Traveler benefits, salary and compensation are superior to that of most permanent nursing jobs; free private housing and health insurance, licensure and travel reimbursements, free education, bonuses and more are all included when you take a travel nurse position with American Traveler.

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For what length of time can healthcare professionals continue to accept RN travel jobs? How do I keep traveling?

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Although some candidates take a travel nursing job only once for the professional experience (or to relocate to a different part of the country), the majority find the career opportunities and the travel nurse lifestyle so fulfilling they keep traveling for years on end

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What does a travel nurse job entail? How do I get detailed questions answered?

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A travel nursing job is typically a 13-week position at a selected hospital. American Traveler staffs hospitals and outpatient facilities on a short-term, per diem and permanent staff basis. In addition, to become a travel nurse you must have a minimum of 12 months of acute care clinical experience. Your expert Consultant reviews all assignment details with you such as RN travel job start and end dates, salary, housing accommodations, bonuses, travel reimbursement, licensure reimbursement and all other benefits. You have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like and are ultimately the one who decides on your travel nurse destination.

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In what types of facilities are travel nursing positions available with American Traveler? How do I get the best job?

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American Traveler staffs university teaching facilities, out-patient centers and urban and rural hospitals and healthcare clinics with RNs, Physical Therapists, ORTs, STs, RTs, and other allied health professionals. RN travel jobs are available in major cities such as San Diego, Miami, Seattle, and Chicago, and in quaint agrarian settings in New England and in the Midwest. American Traveler has the best nursing jobs in mountain resorts, the Arizona desert, California, Hawaii and in towns and cities across the U.S.

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What benefits and bonuses can I expect from an RN travel job with American Traveler? How do I get them?

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All American Traveler nursing job assignments include generous salaries; free private housing; group health, dental and life insurance; travel and licensure reimbursements; bonuses; a company-matched 401(k) plan and more!

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Travel with family and friends!

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Can I travel with family, friends or pets as a travel nurse with American Traveler? How do I go about it?

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American Traveler will secure housing that meets your personal lifestyle needs. Traveling with friends and family has never been easier! You tell us who you’ll be traveling with and we take care of the rest.

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Can American Traveler get both me and my husband (or friend) travel nurse jobs at the same location if we’re both qualified nurse candidates? How do we approach this?

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We frequently arrange travel nursing assignments for friends and working spouses. Housing arrangements can be individual or together. The choice is yours. You tell us your needs up front, we take it from there.

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What kind of support can I expect from American Traveler on my first RN travel job? How do I know you have the best support?

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American Traveler provides every nursing job client with personalized service based on individual needs and lifestyle. Our dedicated client services representatives are at your disposal five days a week and our 24/7 emergency hotline ensures that someone is always standing by to aid travel nurses in time of need. Many of our services are automated and easily accessible online, and our highly-trained, professional support staff will promptly address any special request or urgent need you may have. You can expect the Ultimate Travel Nurse Job from American Traveler.

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During my travel nursing assignment, who do I call regarding RN travel job details and / or problems? How do I get help in case of emergency?

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In addition to your personal American Traveler Consultant, our Client Services Department has experienced professionals standing by who can assist you with questions regarding payroll, housing, insurance and nursing job benefits. In case of emergency, you’ll have a 24-hour hotline number to call.

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What are my options at the end of a travel nurse assignment with American Traveler? How do I go about exploring my options?

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Before completion your travel nurse job assignment, you and your American Traveler Consultant will discuss various options, including extending your current assignment, choosing a new travel nursing assignment, taking time off in between nursing jobs or joining the hospital as a permanent employee. American Traveler gives you a multitude of options and you decide what’s best for you.  American Traveler long term cash bonuses, referral bonuses, travel awards and RN travel job benefits become particularly attractive over time.

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What is the Ultimate Travel Nurse Experience with American Traveler? How do I make it happen?

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travel nurse activitiesThe American Traveler ultimate travel nurse job is one where you explore career opportunities at the finest healthcare facilities in the country and work with advanced medical technologies and practitioners. You make it happen by choosing the travel nursing destination and our dedicated staff of professionals will strive to meet and exceed your expectations.

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How do I get started as a travel nurse with American Traveler?

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It's as easy as 1-2-3 to apply online or to call
800-884-8788 and speak to an American Traveler expert Consultant.  We can do everything over the phone and online. Should you be a qualified nurse candidate, you may even have a travel nurse job by the end of the day.

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Does American Traveler place nurse anesthetists in locum tenens jobs?

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American Traveler finds candidates for many travel nurse jobs across the nation, but we do not place nurse anesthetists in locum tenens jobs. For more resources and information on CRNA locum tenens jobs and permanent placement for nurse anesthetists, we recommend you visit the Healthcare Career Blog as well as Candidate Direct's nurse anesthetist/CRNA jobs career page.

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Can a graduate nurse get a travel nurse job?

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A travel nurse career is an option for nurses with a minimum of 12 months of acute care clinical experience. The best option for graduate nurses, without the required experience, is to fill out an application profile with us and receive future travel nurse job information. Once you have 12 months of acute care clinical experience, come back and update your application profile with the latest job(s) you had in the last 12 months; then, you will be ready to apply for travel nurse jobs nationwide. Travel nurses get a chance to see new places, expand their resume and work at some of the country's top facilities. As a travel nurse you can choose jobs close to home or anywhere across the nation. Click here for more graduate nurse job information.

Graduate nurses can leave a profile in our database for future travel nurse job opportunities.

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How to get started with the travel nursing application and interview process


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What’s the first step in obtaining a nursing job with American Traveler? How do I go about it?

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You first need to submit a completed travelEmployment applicationnurse application which is easily done online or we can mail you an information packet for review first. Just call 800-884-8788. Whichever the case, you are never under any obligation or pressure to accept a travel assignment. The RN travel job application and interview process will move forward only as fast as you like. After receiving your completed application, we will compare your qualifications against thousands of travel nurse job postings and present and recommend assignments to you based upon your experience and your specific needs for location, salary, and benefits.

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How long after I submit my application do American Traveler recruiters begin their search for a travel nursing position? How do I know things are happening behind the scenes?

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You may be presented with nursing job options just hours after you submit your qualifications and a completed application. American Traveler technology compares your profile in a matter of minutes to thousands of travel nurse positions posted nationwide. Once you’ve selected a RN travel job that interests you, a telephone interview can be arranged right away if you wish. Should your interview with the hospital go well and you want the job, a start date is set.

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When does the nursing job interview process with the hospital begin? How do I know when to call?

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After you choose a travel nurse job for consideration, we arrange a telephone interview with the hospital representative. During this call, you find out more about the hospital, the travel nursing position and the area where the hospital is located. Should you choose to accept the assignment, we will put you on the fast track to state licensure and confirm all essential travel nurse details with you including: salary, housing, insurance, travel arrangements and benefits.

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Are RN travel jobs offered as full time positions? How do I know if overtime is available?

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Full time travel nurse jobs with American Traveler entail a 36 to 40 hour work week. Hours are guaranteed through our Protection Plus Program which states you’ll be paid for a full work week even if a hospital cuts back on your nursing job schedule as a result of census fluctuations. You’ll also receive holiday pay and overtime when appropriate.

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If I work overtime, can my contracted end date be moved up?

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Travel nurses often put in overtime hours during their assignment. This can equate to shifts/days, but overtime hours do not qualify travelers to leave the assignment before their contracted end date. Facilities are counting on high-caliber travel nurses like you to fill their gaps in scheduling for unit coverage. Travel nurses who work overtime are still required to work their entire contract. However, overtime pay is a great way to increase your earnings, build your savings, or even contribute to a bit of a splurge while you are traveling.

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How does a travel nursing assignment look on my resume? How do I know I’m making the right move?

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Outstanding! Being able to adapt quickly to various hospital environments is demonstrative of a highly competent, flexible and cooperative individual. Working as a travel nurse in prestigious hospitals across the U.S. will enhance your job knowledge and advance you in the practice.

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How to find the best travel nurse housing


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What kind of RN travel job housing accommodations can I expect from American Traveler? How do I know I’m getting the best accommodations?

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RN travel job housing!American Traveler has a reputation for providing some of the best travel nurse job featured properties in the industry and includes private, deluxe fully-furnished apartments free of charge in every nursing job contract. Housing is centrally located with on-site management services and luxury amenities where available. Most are equipped with full kitchens (dishwasher, stove, microwave and refrigerator) and large walk-in closets. Many apartment complexes have fitness centers, spas, swimming pools, clubhouse and more. Travel nurse housing testimonials.

Should you choose to accept a commuter RN travel job and stay in your existing home, American Traveler provides generous mortgage or rent subsidies.

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Will American Traveler provide housing for a companion, spouse or pet? How do I know?

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American Traveler will secure travel nurse housing that meets your personal lifestyle needs. Travel nursing with friends and family has never been easier.

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Can American Traveler accommodate special requests for RN travel job housing? How do I go about submitting a special request?

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We do our best to accommodate all travel nurse job housing requests. Because we will be leasing an apartment for your specific assignment, we will find a unit that comes closest to suiting your individual needs. You tell us your request; we work diligently to fulfill it.

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How to travel with American Traveler


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What’s the best way to travel to an American Traveler nursing job destination? How do I find out more about public transportation?

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We recommend that you travel to your assignment by car. American Traveler provides AAA Membership reimbursement, directions and maps to assist you. Having your own car on assignment will better enable you to become acquainted with your new travel nurse job surroundings and more easily access recreational destinations. If driving is not an option, ask your American Traveler Consultant to recommend assignments in towns and cities with efficient public transportation. Many travel nurses consider the auto train when traveling across the nation with their car.

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How does American Traveler calculate healthcare travel job reimbursements for travel? How do I get reimbursed?

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Healthcare travel job reimbursements for travel nurses and travel therapists are calculated by taking the round-trip travel distance from your starting point to your assignment, and then from your travel nursing assignment back home. You can expect the payment in your second and last paycheck of the nursing job assignment.

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How to get compensation and benefits at American Traveler


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What salary and compensation can I look forward to as a travel nurse with American Traveler?

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For starters, American Traveler offers some of the highest paying RN travel jobs in the industry. Depending on a hospital’s staffing urgency and geographic location, salaries are generally much higher for travel nurse jobs with American Traveler than for hospital permanent staff.

In addition to generous salaries, nursing jobs with American Traveler include: free private housing; free health, dental and life insurance; completion bonuses; licensure reimbursement; travel allowances and more. Travel nursing is a very lucrative profession!

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How do I get paid while working for American Traveler?

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weekly payrollAll payroll and reimbursed expenses are paid weekly by American Traveler via “Direct Deposit,” at no charge to you, so you have immediate access to funds anywhere, anytime. American Traveler has never missed a travel nurse job payroll! We understand your need for timely pay. With American Traveler, you'll always have your money on time, every week. Our travel nurses receive weekly paychecks and enjoy the security and convenience of automatic direct deposits through our payroll partner, ADP. On the same day your pay is electronically deposited into your personal bank account, you can view your pay stub and check the status of your deposit using our convenient iPay service. Ask your consultant for details.

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Who do I call with questions regarding my travel nurse paycheck? How do I find out more about payroll?

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In addition to your American Traveler Consultant and Client Services Representative, our nursing job Payroll Specialists are available to assist you with any questions or special requests that may arise before, during or after your assignment. We pride ourselves in offering our travelers unequaled service and support.

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What RN travel job cash bonuses are available in addition to my salary? How do I get them?

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We offer Completion Bonuses at the end of many travel nursing assignments. In addition, we have a very generous Referral Bonus Plan for referring your friends and acquaintances.

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Does health insurance come with American Traveler travel nurse jobs? How do I know what coverage I have?

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American Traveler health insurance covers medical, dental and life. This valuable benefit is geared toward optimum health as you travel. Travel nurse insurance from American Traveler is flexible, and you can add dependents if you wish!

If you’re already insured and want to maintain your current coverage, American Traveler offers generous health insurance subsidies while on assignment.

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What does American Traveler offer travel nurses in terms of education reimbursement? How do I take advantage of education benefits?

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American Traveler provides unlimited annual CEU credits to our travelers on assignment. Our travel nurse job continuing education health component includes more than 400 continuing education courses available to nurses and allied health professionals. Take your credit hours online and print a certificate of completion, immediately!

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I'd like to plan savings for retirement; do travel nursing jobs or therapy jobs at American Traveler include a 401(k) plan? How do I start my 401(k)?

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American Traveler has a corporate-matched 401(k) plan in place. Travel nurse jobs and travel therapy jobs at American Traveler come with all the long-term benefits of a permanent staff position, but give you the flexibility to choose location, shift, salary and lifestyle!

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Does American Traveler offer professional liability insurance to healthcare professionals? How do I get it?

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American Traveler provides comprehensive professional liability insurance, worker’s compensation and malpractice insurance to all of our travel nurses and allied health professionals free of charge on all of our staffing assignments.

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Does American Traveler offer a tax advantage plan that can increase take home pay?

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Yes, American Traveler's Tax Advantage Plan can increase the take home pay for travel nurses and travel therapists who qualify for tax advantage benefits. Be sure to ask your travel nursing consultant about the benefits of tax-free compensation for meals and incidentals.

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What's the average nurse salary?

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The average nursing salary for registered nurses, working as travel nurses, can be around $70,000 before benefits! In addition, nurse salaries spike upward with bonus incentives. Read more about nurse salary and travel nurse salaries

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Does American Traveler offer the ultimate travel nurse job benefits package? Use the following checklist and compare!

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Benefits

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4-26 Week Assignments

yes

no

U.S. and International Placement Services

yes

no

Maximum Travel Reimbursement

yes

no

AAA Membership Subsidy and Benefits

yes

no

Free Private Housing and Utilities

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no

Concierge Services

yes

no

Generous Housing Allowances

yes

no

Free Comprehensive Health Insurance

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no

Health Insurance Subsidy

yes

no

Protection Plus Program

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no

Direct Deposit

yes

no

Application Referral Bonus

yes

no

Completion Bonuses

yes

no

Bonuses

yes

no

Recognition and Awards Program

yes

no

24-Hour Hotline Service

yes

no

Free Professional Liability Insurance

yes

no

On-line Continuing Education

yes

no

Free Unlimited Annual CEU's

yes

no

State Licensure Reimbursement

yes

no

401(k) Retirement Plan

yes

no

Dedicated Client Services Department

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Have additional nurse job interview questions? Call 800-884-8788 and one of our expert travel nurse consultants will help you with all of your important nursing job interview questions and answers.

Let our experts answer your nursing career questions and show you how easy it is for qualified candidates to enjoy lucrative American Traveler travel nurse job benefits and nursing job high pay and rewards! Apply online now and get the travel nursing job you want!