How much time can you take off between travel nurse assignments?

How much time can you take off between travel nurse assignments?

Being able to choose when you do or do not want to work is one of the biggest benefits in travel nursing. It’s certainly possible to work back to back assignments, but I recommend taking at least 30 days off per year to prevent burnout and ensure your mental health stays intact ?

Can travel nurses take breaks between assignments?

Vacation Between Assignments or Extensions While many travel nurses and AMN Healthcare aim to keep nurses working with immediate back-to-back contracts that is not always possible. And some travelers only want to work a few times a year. Travel nurses can and often do take unpaid vacation time between assignments.

How long does a travel nurse stay in one place?

On average, travel nurse assignments are pre-agreed for the duration of 13 weeks. However, there are shorter-term contracts of eight weeks, and some that have stretch out to 26 weeks and longer.

How many assignments do travel nurses take a year?

Because travel nursing offers so much flexibility, it is difficult to say what is “typical.” Some travel nurses take assignments several times each year, while others travel only once or twice. Among the 750 nurses currently on assignment at Fastaff, the average length of assignment is 103.2 days.

How long does it take for a travel nursing assignment?

How long are travel nursing assignments? The standard travel nursing assignment is 13 weeks, but anything between 8 and 26 weeks is common. Hospitals often offer to renew your contract, too — called extension assignments.

Why are travel nurses not allowed to travel?

So, radius rules and other policies regarding travel nurses exist to keep staff nurses from leaving their positions and taking travel assignments, though they live nearby.

How long has Karen been a travel nurse?

Karen is a solo-female traveler and has been a Travel Nurse since 2000. She has worked on approximately 24 assignments in WA, OR, CA, NV, and NM.

How do I interview for a travel nursing job?

A. After you select travel nursing assignments to pursue, we arrange telephone interviews with the hospital representative from each facility. Some facilities will pre-arrange a time for the phone call, while others will call you without notice.

How long do travel nursing assignments usually last?

Most assignments last 13 weeks, though some travel jobs may be as short as 8 weeks while others may be as long as 26 weeks. Many assignments are renewed if the traveler and the hospital are in agreement. Some travel nurses extend multiple times, when the job is a perfect fit! Q. Can I take time off between assignments?

So, radius rules and other policies regarding travel nurses exist to keep staff nurses from leaving their positions and taking travel assignments, though they live nearby.

A. After you select travel nursing assignments to pursue, we arrange telephone interviews with the hospital representative from each facility. Some facilities will pre-arrange a time for the phone call, while others will call you without notice.

How long does it take to renew a travel nursing contract?

Your shift and hours should be written in your contract. The standard travel nursing assignment is 13 weeks, but anything between 8 and 26 weeks is common. Hospitals often offer to renew your contract, too — called extension assignments.