Understanding your Travel Nurse Compensation What are the components of a travel nurse compensation package? The most alluring advertisements that Healthcare Staffing Agencies use to get you in the door is the pay package. These pay packages come in all shapes and sizes. Some agencies will offer a low taxable pay rate and a higher non-taxable pay while other agencies will offer a higher taxable base rate and lower non-taxable pay. To help the first-time travelers or the folks thinking about [...]


What patients and providers should know about the rapidly evolving components of care. From real-time diagnoses aided by machine learning to wearable devices that track and transmit patient data from a distance, a host of new and evolving technologies are poised to influence care delivery in 2020.  Intended to maintain good health, not to react to an existing illness, these investments are designed to reduce hospitalizations and related costs.  Trend 1- Artificial Intelligence Will Enhance Diagnosis, Process and Security Increasingly, AI is becoming a [...]

Our Commitment Remains: Covid-19 Update from Fusion HCR Healthcare

Resilient, Relentlessly Committed During Unprecedented Times We understand that these are challenging times. The unprecedented spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our daily lives, communities and world. As a firm, we’ve faced many difficult situations in our past, including natural disasters and economic crises, each bringing with them unique dynamics. With our experienced leadership, we are positioned to be successful as we navigate COVID-19. Our Fusion executive team has taken proactive steps to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clients [...]


Exhausted nurse sitting on the floor with her eyes closed holding a styrofoam cup How to deal with Stress as a Travel Nurse Stress is unavoidable in any profession but nursing the stress levels can out rival most.  The first time you had to do CPR on a patient. The first time you ran a CODE BLUE or assisted during an ACT Call. Daily pressures can range from life and death responsibilities, physical exhaustion, to never-ending documentation, difficult situations with patients, [...]

Why Ohio has an Increased Number of Travel Nurses?

When you think about desired vacationing locations Ohio doesn’t usually come up on the top of the list.  Then why are so many Travel Nurses taking on assignments in Ohio?  To answer that question let’s look at the reasons that are causing an influx of travel nurses.  The top 3 reasons why more and more Travel Nurses are heading to the buckeye state: Higher Pay Opportunities Hospital Reputation Entertainment/Activities Higher Pay opportunities is one of the main reasons why Ohio is a desirable [...]

Evaluating your Travel Nursing Benefits

Don’t just compare Travel Nurse Agencies based on pay rates.  Look at the full package including benefits.  Important to note, check on how soon you will be eligible for coverage.   If it’s not day 1, how are you going to cover yourself?  Beyond that here are a few benefits and what to consider when evaluating packages: Medical There are several factors to consider when evaluating Medical/health insurance.  Here are 3 factors to consider; Premium cost, Deductible cost, and coverage. Premium Cost – [...]

The Guide for New Travel Nurses

What is a Travel Nurse? It is important to know that this definition could get lengthy because we want to make sure that you have the complete story of Travel Nursing.  There are several elements to this definition of Travel Nurse, which include; A Registered Nurse Works for a Healthcare Staffing Agency Works on a Contract basis Works at a hospitals and other healthcare providers Works around the country periodically Works in locations that are away from their home A Registered Nurse – The term “travel nurse” [...]

How to Choose the Right Travel Nursing Agency

Choosing an agency as a Traveler can make or break your experience to travel.  You should feel as if the agency is like family to you.  There are hundreds of agencies, that would love for you to work for them.  When choosing your agency, you need to feel confident that you will be supported every step of the way from start to finish. Here are top 4 factors to consider when choosing a travel nursing Agency: The Recruiter Compensation The Benefits Destination The Recruiter As [...]

The Travel Nurse Packing List

We are thrilled that you found your travel assignment with Fusion HCR Healthcare, and now you are beginning your voyage to your next destination! Packing for any assignment can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to it all. That being said, we have prepared a list for your travel nurse assignment compiled from travelers themselves. These are the necessities!  Documents Be sure to pack your license, insurance cards, and your start details of your assignment. In addition, make sure you see [...]

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How to Maximize your Housing Stipend

Five Creative Ways to Stretch Your Housing Budget 1. Leverage vacation rental sites If you are looking for the comforts of home with amenities and space, most opt for an apartment, condo or rental house. How do you stretch your budget when looking for a rental or sublet? Try websites like: VRBO AirBNB HomeAway WIMDU   This can be a tedious process, but the most effective way to get a great place at an affordable price. Where do you start? Once you have a location and budget, [...]