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Resources for Travel
Healthcare Professionals

When you travel with Blue Water, we’re here to support you on every step of your journey. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get about traveling with us. Start here, and if you don’t find the answer to your question you can always contact your recruiter or call us at (775) 437-5539

  • How do I become a Traveler with Blue Water Staffing?
    Simply apply here. You can also call us at (775) 437-5539 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and let you know what positions are available within your specialties and desired travel destinations. When you find a gig you want, you will need to complete an application and submit your resume. Once we receive your information, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there. If we don't have the perfect gig for you, your recruiter will find an assignment and will notify you of an upcoming assignments that fits what you are looking for.
  • Am I obligated to travel with Blue Water Staffing if I fill out an application?
    No. Your information is always kept confidential. We may contact you to discuss upcoming assignments and before submitting your resume to a client, we must have your permission. This gives you a chance to explore your options and choose the best assignment before signing a contract. If you have any questions, you can call us at (775) 437-5539 and speak with a recruiter.
  • Is there a fee to become a Traveler for Blue Water Staffing?
    Absolutely not. We’re paid by the facility. If you choose to travel with Blue Water Staffing, you will become our employee and we pay you.
  • Where can I find travel healthcare jobs and what jobs do you offer?
    Blue Water Staffing has open travel healthcare assignments nationwide in a variety of specialties and shifts. You can search our extensive database of travel healthcare positions by specialty, job type, shift, and location here.
  • How long are travel healthcare assignments?
    Most assignments are thirteen weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as twenty-four weeks. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
  • How long does it take to get an assignment?
    Once you have interviewed for the position and both, you and the facility decide to move forward, it typically takes one to three weeks, depending on when you are available and the start date of the assignment. We typically begin presenting new assignments to you about thirty days from the end of your current assignment.
  • What about state licensing?
    Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Blue Water may reimburse you for the cost!
  • What happens after my assignment is over?
    Before your assignment ends, your recruiter will begin discussing new travel opportunities with you. However, it is completely your choice to extend your assignment (if an extension is offered), take another assignment, or simply take a break. Get a jump on exploring new jobs here.
  • What are the benefits of traveling vs a permanent position?
    Many travelers say the variety of travel jobs helps them avoid nurse burnout, plus it’s a great way to develop new skills and it looks great on your resume! Traveling is also exciting, especially if you’re flexible with your time, family, and social life. You often receive higher pay, paid lodging, and preferred scheduling. Assignments are typically thirteen weeks in duration, long enough to enjoy your new city and maybe even make a few friends, but not so long you get bored. This lifestyle is best suited to those who can easily adapt to new surroundings, are flexible with location, and confident in their clinical skills.
  • How do I become a Traveler with Blue Water Staffing?
    Simply apply here. You can also call us at (775) 437-5539 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and let you know what positions are available within your specialties and desired travel destinations. When you find a gig you want, you will need to complete an application and submit your resume. Once we receive your information, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there. If we don't have the perfect gig for you, your recruiter will find an assignment and will notify you of an upcoming assignments that fits what you are looking for.
  • Am I obligated to travel with Blue Water Staffing if I fill out an application?
    No. Your information is always kept confidential. We may contact you to discuss upcoming assignments and before submitting your resume to a client, we must have your permission. This gives you a chance to explore your options and choose the best assignment before signing a contract. If you have any questions, you can call us at (775) 437-5539 and speak with a recruiter.
  • Is there a fee to become a Traveler for Blue Water Staffing?
    Absolutely not. We’re paid by the facility. If you choose to travel with Blue Water Staffing, you will become our employee and we pay you.
  • Where can I find travel healthcare jobs and what jobs do you offer?
    Blue Water Staffing has open travel healthcare assignments nationwide in a variety of specialties and shifts. You can search our extensive database of travel healthcare positions by specialty, job type, shift, and location here.
  • How long are travel healthcare assignments?
    Most assignments are thirteen weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as twenty-four weeks. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
  • How long does it take to get an assignment?
    Once you have interviewed for the position and both, you and the facility decide to move forward, it typically takes one to three weeks, depending on when you are available and the start date of the assignment. We typically begin presenting new assignments to you about thirty days from the end of your current assignment.
  • What about state licensing?
    Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Blue Water may reimburse you for the cost!
  • What happens after my assignment is over?
    Before your assignment ends, your recruiter will begin discussing new travel opportunities with you. However, it is completely your choice to extend your assignment (if an extension is offered), take another assignment, or simply take a break. Get a jump on exploring new jobs here.
  • What are the benefits of traveling vs a permanent position?
    Many travelers say the variety of travel jobs helps them avoid nurse burnout, plus it’s a great way to develop new skills and it looks great on your resume! Traveling is also exciting, especially if you’re flexible with your time, family, and social life. You often receive higher pay, paid lodging, and preferred scheduling. Assignments are typically thirteen weeks in duration, long enough to enjoy your new city and maybe even make a few friends, but not so long you get bored. This lifestyle is best suited to those who can easily adapt to new surroundings, are flexible with location, and confident in their clinical skills.
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