July 6, 2020
How Long Can a Traveling Nurse Stay in One Place?
July 6, 2020
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.
A traveling nurse takes temporary assignments based on the 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.
The most common job length for a traveling nurse is 13 weeks. This can vary based on the assignment and needs of the hospital.
To be considered a traveling nurse, the job must be temporary. So in this case, a traveling nurse can stay in one place for up to 12 months. This is based on IRS guidelines as allowable for tax benefits, in addition to other conditions.
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 an 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.
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