Unless you are a very special kind of person, you probably detest the task of composing or updating your travel nursing resume. The whole process of submitting your resume to what seems like countless agencies every time you remotely entertain the idea of starting a new travel nursing assignment may make a root canal sound like a walk in the park. We feel your pain – but before you willingly submit to root canals or any other Medieval torture, let us explain how we turn this necessary evil into a necessary (and relatively painless) asset that will give you the competitive edge to land your next travel nursing assignment.
We request all nurses who express an interest in traveling with us to send us their resumes at the very beginning of our vetting process for several reasons:
Note: We will never submit you for a travel nursing assignment without your permission to do so.
Do not let resume anxiety become a roadblock to your travel nursing journey with us! Whether your resume needs a refresh or a complete overhaul from scratch, simply let us know how we can help. We’ll set up a time that works with your schedule to help you update or create a submission-ready travel nursing resume.
Bonus: Our internal team of recruiters, engagement specialists, and clinicians have an understanding of what facilities look for when reviewing travel nurse resumes to supplement their staff, which allows us to provide the knowledge and resources needed to get your resume submission-ready.
A submission-ready resume for a travel nurse (or any other traveling Allied health professional) should include the following:
One of the best perks of travel nursing is the ability to take time off between assignments! Just provide a brief (and honest) explanation for the gap in your resume if this situation applies to you. We may ask you to provide more detail about the circumstances if needed. Depending on the duration of the gap and circumstances specific to your situation, we may still be able to work with you to find a travel nursing assignment.
We require all prospective clinicians to disclose any criminal charges and/or disciplinary action on their nursing license upon providing their resume. However, these issues aren’t always dealbreakers. Depending on the severity of the offense, timing, and circumstances specific to your situation, we may still be able to work with you to find a travel nursing assignment. Placement will be contingent on the policy or discretion of the facility you’re applying to work. Licensure verification is performed on all prospective employees upon receipt of their resume, as well as a background check upon offer acceptance.
Be advised that failure to promptly self-report any new or previous criminal charge or board disciplinary action is grounds for immediate employment disqualification or termination at the agency and facility level. You can learn more about criminal charges or nursing board disciplinary actions from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing or find regulatory info specific to your state’s nursing board. Bottom line – It is always best to be upfront and honest regarding any history with your nursing license.
Get to know everyone on our Engagement, Recruiting, Clinical and Credentialing teams by visiting our Meet the Team page.