You are listening to Trinity employments A-player matchmaker podcast, starring your host and the co-founder of Trinity employment specialists, Cory Minter. Hello, and welcome back to the A-player matchmakers.
We’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers. And this particular podcast is specifically geared towards our travel nursing candidates and just for travel nursing, um, individuals who are, or maybe our nurses who are currently working in hospitals and are considering going into travel nursing. One of the things that is interesting is most likely if you are a nurse and you are, um, and you are sitting around and working every day, now with OKC Medical Staffing you’re likely around someone who’s doing traveling nursing. And the thing that you’re probably hearing over and over again is how they make more money. Probably all of the good things, because there are a lot of really great things in luxuries. Not everyone can go do what a normal travel nurse does like traveling the country. I’ve got one of my very good friends, his son and daughter, or his I’m sorry, his daughter and son-in-law are, have decided to rent an RV, not rent an RV, purchase an RV and travel the country and use this time when they’re younger to travel the country and be able to work while they’re doing it.
And so this sounds really Rome. It’s a, it’s a great romantic idea, but not everyone can do that, but we’ve got options for people that all you have to do is travel more than 45, 50 miles. And sometimes you can get paid more than double what you make as a normal nurse. So what you could do is literally work one half the time, worked six months as a travel nurse and take the rest of the six months off with a OKC Medical Staffing. That’s truly an option. And so there are a lot of things that nurses who have not jumped into travel nursing things they might want to know. And so that’s what this podcast is about 20 questions, what you need to know about travel nursing jobs. And so I’m going to go through these really quickly. I don’t have the great, great Darcell with me today, but I want to try to run through these myself.
Um, but first I want to start off with some statistics. Nursing is the nation’s largest healthcare profession with more than 3.8 million registered nurses nationwide of all licensed Ahrens, 84.5% are employed in nursing. And I can almost promise you that, of those 84.5%, there’s probably another 10% that just they are choosing not to work. Maybe even more. There are plenty of job opportunities as a nurse, and it’s a great thing. And travel nursing is, uh, is an option for us with a great OKC Medical Staffing. A way to make more money can possibly work less and have a lot more control over your schedule. So the, the travel, um, we want to help all the travel nursing agencies and Trinity, especially as a travel nursing agency, we want to help you find the best opportunity while offering you services that you need to succeed while you’re on an assignment. And we, we want you to be well-informed and prepare before you even accept a contract or take a new job offer.
So here’s some questions and answers here that I think will help you out. The first question is, are you under any obligation after submitting your application? Just an application. The answer is no, your applicant and, uh, profile are created simply by using a qualification for you to travel and getting all of your credentials. And you can choose to travel now or not the future, or just not, not do that at all. Second question are there to there’d be any, uh, fees associated with me. Um, if I choose to use Trinity employment specialists and the answer is no never, um, our client, I mean, we, we would never charge any of our nurses, um, for being able to do that. All of the fees paid are paid through the hospitals. Question number three, can you travel with your family or pets? Well, of course, because traveling with your family or pets, it’s a great way for you to enjoy the experience a lot more.
And it’s going to give you a lot more comfortability. Uh, you know, you’re going to be a lot more in your environment and it’ll, especially if you’re able to take family with you, you’re going to have a lot more fun and have excitement, um, on your travel experiences. You know, so my, my very good friend, his daughter and his son-in-law, both of them are nurses. That’s the perfect way with you need a great OKC Medical Staffing. You know, all you have to do is get it travel nursing, uh, uh, agency that has the contracts to be able to send you all over the nation. Um, just, you just need to let your recruiter know, um, before you confirm an assignment. So you can, so, uh, that we can help you find a family friendly or pet friendly, um, uh, accommodations for where your housing stipend is going. Number four, do you have to commit to a long-term contract?
The answer is no. Um, your commitment to Trinity is only going to extend through the length of the assignment that you agree to take. Most assignments are going to be 13 week contracts. However, there are some shorter eight week contracts, and then Trinity also offers per diem nursing in addition to travel nursing options. Um, question number five, what are the minimum travel nursing requirements? And the answer is, it really depends on your specialty that you specialize in as, as a nurse and the facilities requirements, um, travel nurses usually need a minimum of 12 to 24 months of experience in a hospital to, in their specialty. It’s, it’s not going to be, um, just any experience at all. There are some pretty strict requirements that you have to meet to be able to gain a job because the, uh, the hospital staff, they get to select you and they’re going to be looking at your resume.
And so, of course, if they’re looking for a NICU nurse, they’re not going to pull a nurse in the, uh, you know, for example, in, uh, OB GYN, they’re going to find a NICU nurse. Um, number six, how much are you going to earn pay rates are going to vary depending on the facility, the location and the importance right now, we’re in emergency rates right now, your rate goes way up because of that. Um, but it’s also because of your specialty and most travel nurses can earn competitively or much better hourly rates than staff positions, um, as, because also you get reimbursements for travel free housing and more, and a lot of those are tax-free options. Um, you’re, you’ll have options for overtime pay and bonuses. They’re going to be available in a lot of different contracts. So you’re going to want to check out the specifics of your contract for the top OKC Medical Staffing, um, number, question number seven, how, and when will I know when I’m going to be paid and Trinity is going to be, uh, we’re going to make options for a check direct deposits.
We strongly want to suggest bait, uh, direct deposits, um, or you can do over, over not mail checks every two weeks. Um, and if you choose direct deposit, um, your, a pay stub, it will be, uh, uploaded into your profile in, in our system. Or you can have it, uh, it’ll be attached to your check that is mailed to you. Question number eight. Can you earn a burn bonus if you refer other nurses to Trinity? Yes, absolutely. Um, if you will just give us a call or just send an email to Darcell or Cassie or myself, or just a general email into our, um, into our, uh, email@example.com. We would love if you had any travel nursing, uh, referrals for us, we would absolutely love to have that, um, number nine, and we will give you a payment for it as well. Sorry, I forgot.
That’s the most important part to you? Number nine is, um, what benefits do, uh, Trent, what does, what benefits does Trinity employment spot specialist offer? There is a wide variety of benefits, including benefits starting day one, health insurance starting day one dental. And, um, we can, we can, we can go over all of those, uh, benefits. You know, we’re going to have a housing pack package if you’re traveling, um, and all sorts of different benefits that we offer a good OKC Medical Staffing, we would love to go over those with you. Um, D do we offer education options? Um, we are working on getting some education options, um, set up for all of our nurses. And so we’re really excited to be able to offer that to you as well. Um, last, last question here, can I work as a traveler or in my hometown? Yes. We have local travel opportunities that I talked about earlier.
Please check out our job opportunities and you can apply today to the right position just right outside of your area, even if we can get you outside of 50 miles, which is just really, if you think about it, it took me 30 minutes to drive into work today and I’ll live in my same city. It just took me 30 minutes. But if you are willing to drive about 20 minutes further than the average commute in Tulsa, well, then you’re going to be able to get, uh, you know, living expenses and all sorts of different things that we can offer you as well into that contract. Um, but we also have per diem, uh, nursing options as well. So, um, if you want to choose an assignment, or if you’re interested, please give us a call here at Trinity employment with us here to get a great OKC Medical Staffing. Um, we are, uh, we are a travel nursing agency that really tries to pay close attention to our nurses and give them the best benefits that are out there. You can give us a call at (918) 622-2588, or you can visit us online at Trinity employment dot comp.