Collecting Per Diem Housing as a Travel Nurse


Per Diem housing can be a tricky subject to understand. One question frequently asked regards taking an assignment close to your home town. You’ll be happy to know there is not a mileage rule when collecting Per Diem housing and other non-taxed stipends. However, you cannot merely commute from your permanent residence to the assignment everyday and still collect the stipend. The rule is you must stay overnight in the location to qualify. Got a question about travel nurse housing? Browse dozens of articles on travel nurse housing.

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Travel Nursing Central Voted Top Nursing Site 2012

100 Best Nontraditional Nursing Sites - 2012OnlineLPNtoRN released an article highlighting the 100 Best Nontraditional Nursing Sites in 2012. This list contains the top sites that cover nursing careers outside of standard hospital or clinic settings. Travel Nursing Central is proud to have been voted #11! Check out the list on


Traveling Nurse Blog Round-up 12/13/12

Maybe you missed some of the exciting travel nursing blogs that were posted in the last week ? Or maybe you just didn’t have time to read them all. That’s alright! We’ve picked our top 5 favorite blogs posts from the last week that we think you should read.

Here they are:

3 Ways for Travel Nurses to Unwind Between Assignments

By Aureus Medical Group on December 5th, 2012
blogicon-AureusAnyone with a healthcare career knows that finding reliable ways of relaxing while away from work is crucial for optimizing professional performance…
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Study Calls Travel Nurses “Lifesavers”

By Jeannie, Travel Nursing Blogs on December 12th, 2012
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Good news for travelers, a new study was released yesterday by the University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. It reassures that the hiring of travel nurses ease shortages that could produce higher patient mortality rates for hospitals, calling them “lifesavers.”
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Travel Nursing – Considerations for Guaranteed Hours?

By Kyle, The Truth about Travel Nursing on December 1st, 2012
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“Guaranteed hours” is an often misunderstood concept in travel nursing. Some assume that it means they’re going to get paid for the contracted hours no matter what.

Medical Surgical Nurses Week

By American Traveler Blog on December 11th, 2012
Follow these 5 easy-to remember tips to ensure your vehicle starts in winter and gets you to travel nursing jobs safely.

Tips for Nurse Wellness: Holiday Eating

By Tara, Medical Solutions Blog on December 7th, 2012
707be867ec542b113c9741447f9fd083?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F1.gravatar -  Traveling Nurse Blog Round-up 12/13/12Along with all the holiday bliss comes the holiday dinners, snacks and desserts. Americans put on an average of 7 to 10 pounds during the holiday season.Of course, we all claim that we will take care of that on January 1st…