- What kind of assignments does HRN offer, where and how long are the HRN assignments?
- How much money can I expect to make during an assignment?
- What clinical experience will I need for HRN assignments?
- How much experience does HRN have in staffing healthcare providers?
- Who is responsible for transportation to and from assignments?
- What bonuses are offered?
- Where are most of your travel assignments located?
- What is my housing going to be like and can I bring my family and pets?
- When do my HRN health benefits start?
- How do I go about getting the nursing license for the state of my choice for HRN travel?
1. What kind of assignments does HRN offer, where and how long are the HRN assignments?
HRN offers choices. If you are traveling and choose one of the coast-to-coast Gateway To TravelSM assignments, 13 weeks is customary travel but there are opportunities to continue through 26 weeks and facilities do extend to 52-week assignments. Local Travel is offered by many facilities when you are not able to go far and may be just right for you when home is where you need to be.
You may accept assignments through one of the five HRN staffing models and more with those models designed with the facility based on their particular facility, location and need. When you apply now, you can begin to experience what a difference HRN makes.
The choices you have for national travel while considered standard from 13 to 26 weeks can offer you more. More, in scheduling and having flexible schedules based on when and where you want and are available to work is offered by HRN. You may already have a license or be able to reactivate an inactive license in a location that has immediate needs you can respond to may be just right for you through HRN Quick Response┬ę and a choice location too.
Where day to day, week-to-week block assignments and the flexibility offered meets your needs and you enjoy the experience gained in one or many facilities and the experiences they offer working Per Diem is just right for you, choose from one of the HRN Branch Locations. When you can commit to the longer assignment in one facility in one of our community-based branches, you will be interested in the HRN Guaranteed Master Scheduling - GMS
Years ago, our message was, you have choices. work when and where you want. Today, it is still the message. Apply now.
2. How much money can I expect to make during an assignment?
The truth is your salary will largely depend on the clinical area in which you are competent and the geographical area of your assignment. HRN offers coast to coast travel with assignments and nearly every state and within each of the communities and states where you find an HRN branch, there are more assignments including local travel, per diem and guaranteed master schedules.
Your availability, type of assignment and geographic location as well as the facility health system, who and where is the hospital or medical center and size, is it private, community or teaching are just some of the influences the effect your earnings. Lastly, is it big or small, specialized in a small town, downtown or across town in the city sprawling for more of everything?
3. What clinical experience will I need for HRN assignments?
HRN has standards for employment requiring a minimum of one year as a licensed professional functioning in a medical surgical setting that may also include orthopedics, oncology, rehabilitation, behavioral health and other age specific settings in an acute care facility. Experience indicated by most settings require two years if your current specialty is material child health in labor and delivery, mother-baby, NICU, PICU; in perioperative, adult critical care and intensive care settings. You may review our Standards for Employment.
Your experience can be from two points of view. One is from your own employment history, how long have you held your licensure or certification? Do you have more than one clinical setting in which you have established performance and age specific competence? Were you willing, flexible and did you feel comfortable when floated to other clinical settings? Did you adapt?
The other point of view is from the facility and the patients from that community. Often the facility or the health system they are a part of will identify their requirements in both time you have been a licensed professional to gain your experience and a clinical skill set as well as your competence affirmed by clinical references. Although not the only tool, there are facilities that will utilize the performance based development system (PBDS) to assess competency for the traveling professional. You may learn more at PBDS Study Guide
4. How much experience does HRN have in staffing healthcare providers?
HRN Services Inc. opened in April 1991 but the staffing and traveling nurse experience of the current president and chief operating officer began in the mid nineteen seventies and in 1978, continued with the entrepreneurial opening of the company referred to throughout the next decade as NSI.
HRN Services Inc. introduced in December 1996 its program for traveling professionals branding it, Gateway To TravelSM and featuring the message, "Come See What a Difference Can Make".
Today, more than 30 years later our experience and leadership offers confidence that HRN has the knowledge, stability, a history of accomplishments with a staff who have the know-how for assignments most anywhere you would like to go. You also have the choice of when and where you would like to work.
5. Who is responsible for transportation to and from assignments?
HRN offers each traveling professional a generous travel allowance at the beginning and end of each completed travel assignment but where and how you choose to arrive at your confirmed assignment is a personal choice. HRN does ask that you plan your travel so that you do arrive in time and on time to begin your schedule without delay.
6. What bonuses are offered?
HRN provides work incentive bonuses on some travel assignments. There are select assignments with significant completion bonuses available. There may also be a special bonus to attract a particular expertise and specialty from time to time. As an HRN employee, referral and anniversary bonuses may be offered.
7. Where are most of your assignments?
HRN provides travel assignments in smaller communities and major cities throughout the Unites States from coast to coast. It is important to keep in mind that as census changes and so does the facility need for clinical staff and change occurs on a daily basis therefore, locations of open assignments changes daily.
It is wise to choose where you want to go, plan ahead by knowing what state licensure is required for the state and type of facility you are interested in. Preparation makes the difference in getting the assignment you want. Afterall, the only assignment that matters is the one you want and we provide assistance along the way so get started so apply now.
When you live in one of the communities where our HRN Branch Locations are found, assignments in Guaranteed Master Schedules (GMS), Per Diem and Local Travel are also offered.
8. What is my housing going to be like and can I bring my family and pets?
HRN considers your housing an important consideration whether you are traveling for the first time or many times. The HRN Housing director and staff offers a personal touch for every traveler and makes an effort to hand pick complexes so you can feel right at home. HRN offers free, private, first-class furnished housing with utilities paid in selected apartment complexes with an assortment of amenities from pools to gyms and more. Bring along your own housewares and linens or for an extra fee, they can be made available.
We have traveling professionals who are single, married and those new found friends now traveling together so whether you start with a friend; make a new one along the way or bring your family along while on assignment, we want you to feel at home. If you require larger accommodations other than a 1-bedroom apartment there may be a reasonable out of pocket expense.
HRN recognizes that you may want to bring your pet with you and yes, we always attempt to accommodate you with apartment complexes that do accept pets. Always discuss housing preferences and your pet, as there are complexes that do have size, weight and number of pets outlined in their rules. Your personal deposit is often required by the complex when bringing along a pet.
With housing basic or extraordinaire, with a roommate or not, accept our housing or find your own. When you find your own or have housing available to you, HRN offers a monthly housing stipend.
9. When do my HRN health benefits start?
The HRN Benefits Program offers Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance coverage that begins the first day of the month following the start of your confirmed travel assignment.
HRN offers a company paid health insurance program through its provider. More commonly known as preferred provider plans (PPO) offered with a reasonable co-pay. This program includes prescription coverage for drug brand name and generic tiered discounts. To learn more go to HRN Benefits for details about this and other company paid programs.
10. How do I go about getting the nursing license for the state of my choice for HRN travel?
Both nursing and allied professionals will want to refer to HRN Career Resources for state boards, associations and licensure. From those states, following federal guidelines for a Veterans Administration (VA) facility to those with legislated Interstate Compact Licensure or not, you will need adequate time to be prepared.
The Canadian Nurse who is considering travel to the US for the first time or the nurse who has traveled before will want to review the current requirements. You will also notice that when you are beginning the HRN application process we accommodate for your Canadian address and telephone number. Need to know more about the Apply now and the process? You will find it here along with many other resources about RN State Licensure, including Certifying Associations.
The Career Resources also offers state boards and associations for Allied Professionals Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Care Practitioner (CRRT/RRT), and for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.