Traveling Nurse

How Long Can a Traveling Nurse Stay in One Place?

The opportunity to stay and live in interesting places all over the country is very appealing to many traveling nurses. There are lots of factors that go into being a travel nurse, and each situation is a little different. 

Traveling Nurse

Nursing contracts

A traveling nurse takes temporary assignments based on needs of various hospitals. These jobs vary in pay, benefits, expectations and so on. In this article, we’ll go over the length of time travel nurses typically stay in one place.

What’s a standard assignment length for a traveling nurse?

The most common job length for a traveling nurse is 13 weeks. This can vary based on the assignment and needs of the hospital.

How long can a travel nurse stay in one place?

To be considered a traveling nurse, the job must be temporary. So in this case, a traveling nurse can stay in one place up to 12 months. This is based on IRS guidelines as allowable for tax benefits, in addition to other conditions.

Can the first assignment be extended?

In some cases, the traveling nurses’ contract can be extended. It really just depends on the needs of the hospital and the overall satisfaction they have with the nurse.

Nurses should talk with their recruiter if they’re interested in extending the assignment. Nurses do not have to wait for the offer of extension to come in. Being proactive may be helpful in getting an extension.

Traveling nurses has traditionally been an excellent career path. The demand for traveling nurses is increasing based on current health conditions. It’s a great time to look at becoming a travel nurse. 

If you want to find out more about traveling nurses, go ahead and check out our job search page, or find out more about our life-changing experiences in various countries around the world!