FAQ nurse help line



At Advantage Medical Professionals, our mission is connecting quality healthcare professionals to achieve exceptional patient care. One of the ways we fulfill our mission is serving as an information resource to any nursing professional who is curious about our nurse staffing agency or starting their travel nursing journey.


Advantage Medical Professionals currently services travel contracts for the following licensed nursing professionals:

  • RN
  • OR Tech
  • Sterile Processing Tech
  • Allied Health professionals


Do I need experience to become a travel nurse?

You must have at least 1 year of experience in your specialty. Some facilities may require more than 1 year of experience, but our recruiting team will help you find travel contracts in facilities that fit your experience and skills. If you are a new grad considering travel nursing, we encourage you to fill out an application with us so we can stay in touch about opportunities and start the hiring process when you’re ready.


How do I start the process of becoming a travel nurse?

The first step is to quick apply with us! From there, we’ll get in touch and get you started on your travel journey! You can always apply with us whether you’re looking to get started immediately or down the road.


What credentials and certifications are required for travel nurses?

  • An active license or active compact status license for the state you are looking to do contracts in.
  • An active AHA BLS certification

Note: These are the minimum requirements for travel nurses. Some facilities may have additional credentialing or licensure requirements.


What types of medical facilities hire travel nurses?

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have the highest need for travel nurses, but we also have opportunities for travel nurses in schools and correctional facilities.


How much do Travel Nurses typically get paid?

Rates for travel nurses depend on many factors including demand, specialty, location, etc. Connect with us today to hear about our opportunities!


How can I get verification of employment?

Please email verifications@ampstaffing.com to request employment verifications.


Do you have a referral program?

Yes! Click to learn more about our comprehensive referral program.


Do you offer local assignments?

Yes! Click here to search local contract nursing assignments that are currently available in your area or connect with a recruiter!


What is Per Diem Nursing?

Per diem is Latin for “for each day.” Facilities will utilize per diem nurses to fill in daily or short-term shifts. Many facilities internally use the term “PRN” when referring to their internal per diem nursing assignments. We offer Per Diem opportunities throughout Louisiana.


How do I find housing?

There are many ways to find housing as a travel nurse. Our travel contract pay packages include a non-taxable stipend for travel, meals, and incidental during your travel assignment. Finding furnished housing options that best fit your needs has never been easier thanks to websites like Furnished Finder, Airbnb, and VRBO. Extended-stay hotels and Facebook groups dedicated to travel nurse housing are great options too!


Do I qualify for benefits?

Yes! We offer a competitive benefits package to all of our full-time clinicians, including employer-contributed health coverage, dental, vision and more. Click here to find comprehensive info on all the employee benefits Advantage Medical Professionals offers.


Do you have opportunities for CNAs?

We currently do not offer travel CNA assignments. We do service local Per Diem CNA assignments in south Louisiana, the Dallas, TX metro area, and coastal Mississippi. Give us a call at 504.456.0073 for more information regarding our CNA opportunities


Have any additional questions not listed in our FAQs? Give us a call!