Whether you're been traveling for 10+ years or are just dabbling with the idea of starting a travel nurse career, we're sure you have specific questions about our company and travel nursing in general! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Travel Nurses below.
Q: How do I become a travel nurse?
A: You have come to the right place - first time travelers are our specialty! There are a lot of companies out there with lots of different information, but we will tell you exactly what you will make, take care of housing for you, and be there every step of the way on your new career path. Check out: 9 Steps To Becoming a Travel Nurse
Q: What are the requirements to become a travel nurse?
A: We're proud to be part of a select group of Joint Commission certified travel agencies, so our nurses are required to have a minimum of one year of experience. Requirements can vary from facility to facility and assignment to assignment. Specialties may require a certain amount of experience before consideration.
Q: How will I get to my travel assignment?
A: The majority of our travelers prefer to drive themselves to their new assignment. However, we are more than happy to arrange airfare if you decide that's the way you want to go! We do recommend bringing your own car so you can explore your new city freely.
Q: What benefits does MSSI offer for travel nurses?
A: Besides offering the highest paying packages in the travel nurse industry, MSSI is happy to offer medical/dental/vision on all assignments that are 13 weeks or longer. We also offer a $500 travel stipend for out-of-state travelers and a $250 travel stipend for in-state travelers. Additional benefits we carry are life insurance, 401(k) plans, MSSI reps that are available 24/7, and company-paid housing (fully furnished, private) or generous weekly housing stipends.
Q: Can I travel with family, friends, or pets to my assignments?
A: Yes, travel nursing is a great way to explore the country with your family or friends. If you choose our company-paid, completely furnished and private housing, your specialist will work with you to find housing that fits your needs.
Q: What about housing? Where will I live during my travel assignment?
A: We have a couple of different options. Check out this article from our blog.
Q: How much do travel nurses make?
A: Your pay will vary from assignment to assignment, but on average your salary will range anywhere from $45-60 per hour as a Registered Nurse. In some areas, we offer pay as high as $90+ per hour. At MSSI, we will always disclose the pay rate for assignments you're interested in before you even apply. For more information on travel nurse salaries, click here.
Q: How often will I get paid?
A: Our travelers get paid weekly (Monday) via direct deposit. Your first check comes after your second week of working.
Q: What happens when my travel assignment ends? Will there be continuous work?
A: We will try our best to help you secure a new contract or to extend your current contract far in advance of your contract ending. Your Recruiter will be there to support you throughout your contract.
Q: Does MSSI offer referral bonuses?
A: Yes! Under our referral program, you can earn a $500 referral bonus for anyone you refer who completes an assignment with us. You must have completed an assignment with us or be a current traveler with us to qualify. Ask your recruiter for more details.