Frequently Asked Questions

To help guide you on your travel healthcare journey with us

Travel Nursing FAQs

  • A travel nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who works temporary assignments at understaffed healthcare facilities, providing high quality care to patients across the country. These assignments can be at hospitals, clinics, or other medical facilities – wherever there is a staffing need. Travel nurses are often required to have at least one year of nursing experience before they can begin traveling. Because of nursing shortages across the country, there are tremendous opportunities for nurses to travel and work in areas where they’re needed the most.

  • At Ventura MedStaff, we offer travel nursing jobs in all 50 states for these specialties:
    • Registered Nurse – RN
    • Licensed Practical Nurse – LPN
    • Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA

  • See Current Openings on Nursing Page

Travel assignments typically last 13 weeks, although some jobs may be shorter or longer. The length of the assignment is determined by the needs of the facility where the traveler will be working. For example, a 13-week assignment may be used to cover someone on maternity leave, while an 8-week assignment may be used to cover a vacation. Once the assignment is complete, the traveler is free to return home or take another assignment. Depending on the facility’s demands, the traveler may be asked to extend and take another assignment at the same place, or they can choose to go to a new facility entirely.

The short answer is yes – but there are a few things to keep in mind.  First, you’ll need to obtain a nursing license in the state where you want to work. Each state has its own application process and license requirements, so be sure to do your research ahead of time. You can use the job map located on our website to learn more information about different state’s license processing times, duration, associated fees, and if the state is a part of the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC).  Nurses with a primary residence in a compact state can apply for a multi-state license, giving them the ability to work in all 41 states (as of April 2024) that are a part of the NLC. If your state is not a part of the NLC, you will have to apply individually to every state you want to practice medicine in. Once you have your license, you can start applying for jobs!  Working as an RN outside of your home state can be a great way to broaden your horizons and gain new experience.

Travel nurses can expect to earn a competitive salary. This is due to several factors, including supply and demand, experience, the number of working hours, and stipends. Many travel healthcare agencies offer benefits such as tax-free housing, meals, and travel stipends. Plus, they also typically assist with licensing and credentialing, making it easy for nurses to get started in their new roles. As a result, travel nurses can enjoy both financial and professional rewards by pursuing this unique career path.

Starting your travel career with us is simple – all you need to do is click the Find a Recruiter button on our website and supply your information. Afterward, one of our Ventura MedStaff recruiters will reach out to help guide you through the whole process of finding your next adventure. Take the first step towards your new career by contacting us today!

  • When looking for a healthcare recruiter, prioritize finding someone honest, hard-working, and detail oriented. These qualities are shared by good healthcare recruiters who will help you succeed as a traveler. 

  • At Ventura MedStaff, we take it a step further with exceptional recruiters who C.A.R.E. Our recruiters connect with travelers on a deeper level, approach every interaction with integrity, respond promptly, and give their best effort to find travelers their ideal job.

Travel Therapy FAQs

  • Travel therapy is when healthcare workers with a specialty in therapy work temporary assignments at healthcare facilities across the country with a staffing need. Therapy specialties include:
    • Physical Therapist – PT
    • Physical Therapist Assistant – PTA
    • Occupational Therapist – OT
    • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant – COTA
    • Speech Language Pathologist – SLP
    • Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellowship Year – CFY

  • At Ventura MedStaff, we offer travel therapy jobs in all 50 states with settings in outpatient, inpatient, SNF, home health. See our current openings here.

A travel therapist is someone who works short-term assignments in different locations and in different settings treating patients. You can find travel therapists at hospitals, home health companies, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and schools – wherever there is a staffing need. Travel therapists often work with a travel healthcare staffing agency that helps place traveling therapists in positions that match their skills and experience.

Yes, you can! Unlike travel nursing, therapy graduates who have passed their boards and obtained licensing are immediately eligible to begin working a traveling.

Depending on the setting, assignments can last anywhere from 8 -52 weeks. The most common travel assignment is 13 weeks in length.

The short answer is yes, they can! Travel therapists can work in other states if they have that state’s license. Each state has its own application process and license requirements for different therapy specialties, but you can get most licenses in under two months. You can use the job map located on our website to learn more information on your specific therapy specialty’s licensing times, compact license status, and more for different states. Once you have your license, you can start applying for jobs in that state! Working as a therapist outside your home state can be a great opportunity to see the country while doing the job you love.

Travel therapists can expect to earn a competitive salary. This is due to several factors, including supply and demand, experience level, setting, location, and many others. In addition, many travel healthcare agencies offer benefits such as tax-free housing, meals, and travel stipends to cover the cost of living as a traveler. Plus, they typically assist with licensing and credentialing, making it easier for you to get started in your new role. As a result, traveling therapists can enjoy both financial and professional rewards by pursuing this unique career path.

Starting your travel therapist career with us is simple- all you need to do is click the Find a Recruiter button on our website provide all the necessary information, and we will take it from there. One of our Ventura MedStaff recruiters will reach out to help guide you through the whole process of finding your next adventure. Take the first step towards your new career by contacting us today!

  • When looking for a healthcare recruiter, prioritize finding someone honest, hard-working, and detail oriented. These qualities are shared by good healthcare recruiters who will help you succeed as a traveler. 

  • At Ventura MedStaff, we take it a step further with exceptional recruiters who C.A.R.E. Our recruiters connect with travelers on a deeper level, approach every interaction with integrity, respond promptly, and give their best effort to find travelers their ideal job.

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