Traveling RN vs ARNP


Travel RN ARNP
Housing Given the option to take a housing stipend or a paid apartment Typically an extended stay hotel
Car Paid mileage Provided rental car
Travel to site Paid mileage Paid flight or mileage
Length of Assignment Minimum 13 weeks Ranges from 1 day to 1 year
Licensing Fees Paid or reimbursed Paid or reimbursed
Licensing Process 1 RN license application 1 RN, 1 ARNP, and sometimes 1 prescriptive authority license application = 2-3 applications
DEA License N/A Some agencies will pay for it


Credentialing Ranges from 1 week to 3 months Ranges from 1 day to 3 months


Mostly W2 Mostly 1099 but some W2 options
Other Often food expenses and sometimes phone expenses Rarely sign on bonuses
Setting Mostly hospital Ranges from clinics, to urgent cares, to hospitals
Location Sites have to be 50+ miles
from home
Sites can be in home town


*Note: The above chart highlights the average details per subject. However, each subject can vary depending on the location and agency.

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