How to choose the best travel nursing agency

Whether you’re just becoming a traveling nurse for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, finding the best travel nursing agency is a very individual experience. There’s no right or wrong answer! The best travel nursing agency for you will be the one that finds you the travel nursing jobs you want while providing a great personal fit.

Find the best travel nursing agency for you


Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with some of the top travel nursing companies. There are a variety of lists and ranking systems, though some are more honest than others. Which companies appear again and again on different lists? Create a ‘short list’ of travel nursing agencies you are curious about.


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Any agency you consider should be accredited by The Joint Commission and a member of professional organizations like NATHO, which is committed to ethics in travel healthcare staffing.

You’ve got your list, now it’s time to dive in. Review each company’s website for information about how they work, the jobs they offer, and their benefits programs—click here to review some of trustaff’s travel nursing benefits.

Many travel nursing companies list very similar benefits on their websites. Need a tiebreaker to know which way to turn next? We highly recommend asking your peers!

Forums like the Gypsy Nurse Network are a great resource where travelers can openly share their experiences. Often a recommendation for a favorite recruiter will make all the difference.

Another suggestion is a referral from an experienced friend or colleague. This is one of the best ways to ensure you start your assignment off on the right foot with a proven team.

Reach out

You’ve done your due diligence, now it’s time to make a real connection. Reach out to your top 3 travel nursing agencies and get connected with a recruiter. Spend a few minutes briefing them on your situation, your experience, and your goals. Learn more about what happens when you become a traveling nurse

Just speaking to a trustaff recruiter doesn’t obligate you to work with us now—but it can give you a great idea how (and if) you’re going to get along! We encourage all new travelers to start building those relationships as soon as possible. The better your communication with your recruiting team, the better your assignments will be!

Your priorities, your decision!

best travel nursing companyAt the end of the day, the make-or-break factor in choosing the best travel nursing agency for you may be a great recommendation from a fellow traveler, their ability to accommodate an unusual schedule request, or their 401k benefits—whatever is most important to you will be important to them.

A consistent, available, communicative partnership is what almost every travel nurse is after. At trustaff, we pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide to each individual traveler who trusts us with a piece of their journey.

From our huge selection of travel nursing jobs to our industry-leading pay and benefits, trustaff is one of the top travel nursing companies in the nation. Our team of professional recruiters is as committed to taking care of you as you are to taking great care of your patients!

Apply nowWhether you’re just getting started or you’re an experienced traveler, trustaff’s team of career specialists are always at the ready to help you become the most successful traveling nurse you can become! Contact us at 877-880-0346 or apply online today.

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