Frequently Asked Questions

The nitty and the gritty. 


Behind the Company

We require our practitioners to possess all of the following:

  • At least 2 years of recent clinical experience as an RN
  • Valid license in the field and state you are applying, e.g.: RN, LVN, CNA.
  • Current physical and PPD and if PPD positive you need to provide us your chest X-ray results
  • You will also need a urine drug screening, the result of your MMR, varicella titer and your immunizations.
  • Current certifications, CPR (ACLS, NRP, PALS fetal monitoring MAB, CCRN if applicable).
  • A positive attitude and be committed to your word!

Yes! Ask your Travel Partner about roles not seen on the jobs page. 

You will be match with a Lead Travel Partner who will create your professional profile, present opportunities, and submit you to jobs. Our Account Management team will then help facilitate an interview/offer. Once you've signed an official contract, credentialing will reach out with the facilities on-boarding requirements. Once you've completed all on-boarding and have been cleared by the facility they will send out first day instructions (including everything you need to know, wear, and bring) on your first week!

No, you have the freedom to work for other registries or facilities, so long as you do not double-book yourself. We just ask that you stay committed and finish out the assignment you signed on to!

Yes, we have multiple plans to choose from with Health, Dental, and Vision. Visit our benefits page for more details!

No. Nurses are paid only for the amount of hours they work but we guarantee that you will receive the highest compensation offered in this market. Additionally, time-off requests are factored into your contracts before signing. 

Absolutely not! We are just as committed to you as we are to our clients. We will never sabotage the trust we have built with you or with our clients. We will try our best to confirm your assignment as quickly as possible.

Travel Nursing FAQs

Behind the Industry

Typically, yes. However, there are some facilities in CA that are offering an emergency waiver to work and thus you won't be required to have an active CA license. To find these facilities, consult with your Travel Partner.

You must have a current nursing license in the state of your assignment. Lead Healthstaff reimburses the full amount of the licensing application fee. And know that some states have reciprocal acceptance of other states' permanent licenses. (Note: While some state licenses are obtainable in one to two days, other licenses can take 10 weeks, so begin the process early.)

Rates vary with the cost of living for the area. You'll often find travel nurse hourly rates are higher than staff nurse rates due to shift differential, weekend differential, charge pay and other factors.

 Thirteen weeks is the travel nursing industry standard, but with Lead Healthstaff you can often choose 8- to 26-week assignments based on availability.

We provide a lodging stipend in your weekly pay for non-local travelers. We do not set up housing arrangements; although, we can offer some suggestions such as Airbnb and Hello Landing. 

Absolutely! Travel duos and trios are very common. We have many hospitals with various needs that will allow for placing you and your companions together. 

Our tax-advantaged program provides a way for you to keep more of the money you earn. Please contact your Travel Partner for more details!