Travel Nursing Central’s Top Travel Nurse Companies for 2016

There are SO many travel companies out there. It can be daunting for travelers and aspiring travelers to even know where to begin looking for the right fit.

Luckily there are a few sites, such as yours truly, and Highway Hypodermics, which do an annual rankings roundup of the best travel nurse companies around.

The great thing about TNC and Highway Hypodermics’ methodology is that both use actual travel nurses’ reviews to create their lists! Of course, the perfect company can be different for every traveler depending upon what you’re looking for in an agency, benefits, etc. — but these traveler-derived lists go a LONG way in giving you a starting point from which to find your perfect company.

Without further ado, click here to check out Travel Nursing Central’s Top Travel Nurse Companies for 2016.

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Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies for 2014

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Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies for 2014

We hope you are all enjoying a happy, healthy start to 2014 so far! With the New Year also comes Travel Nursing Central’s Top 10 list of Travel Nursing Companies for 2014. We hope that these rankings give travel nurses good information that may help inform and improve their career paths. Beyond that we believe this gives each agency the chance to be aware of important feedback from their nurses.

Our site compiled this year’s ranking based upon ratings and feedback from more than 1600 traveling healthcare providers. The travelers rated approximately 140 agencies based upon 20 different evaluative criteria, such as benefits, pay, honesty, housing, efficiency, and more.

For 2014, Travel Nursing Central has further improved our formula for crunching the numbers, as well as how we are displaying the results. We have moved to a tiered ranking system, which evaluates the best agencies as Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Travel Nursing Central wants to have a large enough sample of reviews to be able to best serve our users, so in order to be considered for these rankings each company must have at least 15 ratings and must have been voluntarily rated by a nurse who’s worked with them in the last 3 months. In addition, the agency must have a website, which we believe provides a certain legitimacy, and we only considered ratings submitted on or prior to December 31, 2013 for the 2014 rankings.

With all of that said, we hope these rankings are of help to you, and, without further ado … here is the Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies for 2014.

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Top Travel Nurse Companies

Question Man - Top Travel Nurse CompaniesWe have gotten a lot of questions lately from travel nurses or prospective travel nurses asking what company is the best. Companies have different strengths, but the number one things you can do is find a recruiter who understands you as an individual and also gets what your needs are professionally. When you understand how important this is it becomes more about the recruiter than the company — although some companies certainly foster better environments than others. The right recruiter within a company that recognizes you as an individual and not just a number should your advocate in all situations and should work towards your career goals alongside you.

Also remember that many travelers will have been working with 2-3 agencies to increase their odds of the right placement. So how can you choose the right company or companies to go with? Forums and rankings are good ways to dip your toe if you have yet to sign on anywhere.

We also have a lot of great resources here on this website such as the rankings of Top 10 Travel Nurse Companies for 2013 and the Travel Nurse Agency Ranking Results.

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Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies for 2013

iStock 000019682203XSmall 300x300 - Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies for 2013With the end of the year 2012 comes our Top 10 List of Travel Nursing Companies!  More than 1000 travelers have rated the agencies on 20 different criteria.

Rules of the ratings included that the agency was voluntarily rated by nurse travelers who worked with the agency in the last 3 months, the agency must have been rated by at least 10 nurses, they must have a website, and they must have had the top 10 highest scores as of Jan 5, 2013.

Without further ado, here are the Top Travel Nursing Companies for 2013 by Travel Nursing Central. 



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Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup – 11/1/12

Perhaps you missed some of the exciting travel nursing blogs that were posted the last few weeks? Or maybe you just have time to read them all. That’s ok! We’ve picked our top 5 favorite articles from the last few weeks that we think you should read.

Here there are:

The Ultimate Travel Nurse Resume

By Kyle, The Truth about Travel Nursing on October 23rd, 2012
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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you recommend good companies?

By David Morrison, Travel Nursing Blogs on Oct 17th, 2012
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What Kind of Scheduling Does Travel Nursing Offer?

By Joel Pilka, Medical Solutions on Oct 24th, 2012
2724424cb552cf74e901c713cde52b8d?s=48&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12In the past I have had travel nurses work weekends only or even blocking shifts together where they worked 3 days on the floor in a row.

Medical Surgical Nurses Week

By American Traveler Blog on Nov 1st, 2012
americantraveler - Traveling Nurse Blog Roundup - 11/1/12From now until November 7, it’s Medical Surgical Nurses Week. This is a great time to take a friend in med surge jobs out to lunch, or simply let them know how vital med surge nursing careers are in the world of public health..

Registering Your Car on a Travel Nurse Assignment

By Healthcare Travelbook on Oct 19th, 2012
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Recruiter and Traveler of the Year Nominations

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Do you know of any outstanding travelers or any recruiters that go above and beyond? Healthcare Traveler is currently accepting nominations for their annual Recruiter and Traveler of the year awards. You have until October 10th to enter your nomination. Spread the word!

Recruiter of the Year:

Traveler of the Year:


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Best places to find travel nursing jobs

Some people would ask why you, the nurse, are looking for travel nursing jobs. Shouldn’t your travel nursing company do that? And to certain degree that is true. That is what travel nursing agencies are good at.

But if working in great locations is one of your main interests in being a travel nurse then there will inevitably times when the company you are with will not have a job in the location you want. In that case you may want to search for a job yourself.

There are different ways to go about this. One way is to go companies websites that actually list their travel nursing jobs. Not every company does this many of the major ones do.

If that seems like a lot of work then there are also sites that aggregate jobs from several companies into one spot. Here are some of the best sites around for you to do that:

Travel Nurse Source
Healthcare Travelbook
Absolutely Healthcare
Candidate Direct Job


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The importance of travel nursing company rankings

In an industry like travel nursing where there are hundreds of companies to choose from and the ability to talk to other travelers can be limited, reviews play a vital role. When you submit a review of the travel nursing companies you have worked with, either good or bad, you are helping to shape the industry in several ways.

Posting positive travel nursing company reviews

First when you post positive reviews you are helping to shape what the good travel nursing companies do

When you post positive reviews you are helping fellow travelers know which companies out there are going to treat them right.

Submitting positive reviews of companies that are doing things right can have an impact on the ones that aren’t put them in a position where they have to improve or they won’t continue to be in business very long.

Posting negative travel nursing company reviews

Posting negative reviews lets fellow travelers and especially those who are new to travel nursing which companies to stay away from and what warning signs to look for.

Your negative reviews can be a wake up call for the companies that receive them and hopefully act as a catalyst to change for the better.

What happens when you don’t post reviews of travel nursing companies?

By not posting reviews you are allowing the travel nursing industry to run in the status quo. Companies will not know if they are doing things right or wrong. Other travelers will not be able to rely on your guidance. And this means that the companies that are doing things right may not go as they should and that companies that are doing things wrong grow more than they should.

It is up to travelers to voice their feedback and submit travel nursing company rankings, both good and bad, to improve the industry.

Click here to start today: Travel Nursing Company Reviews

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Not Sure Which Travel Nurse Company to Go With?

Finding the right company and recruiter is crucial to your happiness as a travel nurse. But, how do you know which one to choose? Travel Nursing Central’s feature of “Shopping for a Recruiter” and “Highest Ranked Agencies” will be your guide to comparing them side-by-side.

Travel Nursing Central Links

Shop for a Travel  Nurse Recruiter– browse profiles of many travel nurse recruiters.

Highest Ranked Agencies– login to rank and see rankings of top travel nursing agencys.

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Survey: How do you Define a Good Travel Nursing Company?

We would love to hear what you think! Why would you pick one travel nursing company over another? Please tell us how you would you define a good travel nursing company. Thanks for taking the time to complete this short, one-answer survey.
Click here to participate in the survey

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