sample assignment for travel nursing

Sample Travel Nursing Assignment

Future traveler, Allison R, is considering her first travel nursing job. She is interested in travelling to Washington state, where she can take in the glorious scenery, hike, bike and maybe even get her feet wet along the rugged Pacific coastline. She wants to meet new people, try some of that famous northwestern cuisine and see a region of the country that's new to her.

Allison has 4 years' experience as an Operating Room nurse, her BLS and ACLS certification, and is flexible regarding shift. Benefits are important to Allison. She wants to take advantage of the agency's free private housing and comprehensive health insurance. Allison will be able to start a new travel nursing assignment three weeks from now.

So what happens after Allison clicks on the Apply Now button and completes her online application?

  1. Complete an online application
    Once Allison sends in her online application, we review her qualifications and contact her. Allison's Recruiter, Chris, builds Allison's profile and compares it to thousands of available positions.
  2. Discuss with your Recruiter
    Allison's Recruiter will talk with her about her qualifications and about the type of travel nurse job she's looking for. Allison and Chris will discuss where Allison would like to live and what type of facility she would like to work in. They'll also discuss the benefits, nursing salary, and amenities that are important to Allison.
  3. Review potential assignments
    Allison's Recruiter scans the many available travel nursing positions in our database. She looks for matches with Allison's work and lifestyle preferences, and finds several that are a good fit. She begins by sending Allison a travel nursing assignment overview.
  4. Phone interview with hospital
    Allison will decide if this travel nurse assignment is of interest to her. If it is, Allison's Recruiter will schedule a telephone interview with the Unit Manager. After the interview, Allison will decide if she would like to accept this travel nurse job. Upon acceptance, her Recruiter will send Allison a confirmation packet and begin implementing the details.

If Allison would prefer to hear about other travel nurse jobs, her Recruiter will continue to present her with travel nurse sample assignments. It's Allison's choice! We are working for her.

Travel Nurse Job Description

  • Hospital: West Coast Medical Center
  • City: Vancouver
  • State: Washington
  • Position: OR
  • Salary:$35.00/hour
  • Shift: Variable 10/8
  • Number of weeks: 13
  • Start Date:
  • End:

Travel Nursing Hospital Description:

Centrally located in Vancouver, WA, West Coast Medical Center is a not-for-profit comprehensive regional medical facility. West Coast has received the Top 100® National Hospitals award six times. They have also received National 100 Top Hospitals awards in the orthopedics and cardiovascular categories. WCMC has an active medical staff of more than 600 physicians, supported by a staff of over 3,200 skilled medical professionals.

  • Unit Name: OR, -CIRC all specialties as needed; no call; BLS; 3+ YRS EXP REQ
  • Unit Description: OR
  • Nurse Patient Ratio:
  • Number of Suites : 15
  • Medication System: Pyxis
  • Monitors: Yes
  • A Lines: Yes

Orientation Details: Orientation time is 8:45 am in the staffing office. Scrubs are required (any professional color) on the first day. Bring to the staffing office your Photo ID, your WA nursing license, and the required certifications. General hospital orientation is customized for each travel nurse start date. Clinical manager will provide the majority of the orientation.

Travel Nurse Benefits

  • Housing: Free private apartment or generous housing stipend
  • Health Insurance: Health, life and dental insurance
  • Travel allowance: $600
  • Licensure Reimbursement: $70
  • AAA Membership Subsidy and traveler perks: Yes
  • CEU Credits: unlimited free CEUs while on assignment
  • Future Benefits: bonus, 401k, and referral bonus if applicable

Travel Nursing Job Pay

  • Salary: $35.00/hr
  • Overtime: $52.50/hr
  • First Paycheck:
  • Last:
  • Payroll: Direct Deposit
  • Licensure Reimbursement Paid:
  • Travel Reimbursement Paid: $300 on and $300 on

Travel Nurse Housing Description: 

When on a travel nursing assignment in the Vancouver area, our travel nurses may live at Sterling Heights, which is located in a beautiful setting only minutes from shopping and downtown. The facility boasts a pool, fitness center, clubhouse and business center. The apartments are cozily furnished, with washer/dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, and a patio or balcony. You're less than a mile from a variety of stores, nightlife and entertainment options.

Fun things to see and do in Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington - Area attractions for travel nurses

Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River, right across the waters from Portland, Oregon. Head west for 90 miles and you'll hit the Pacific Coast. Go east and you'll hit the Cascade Mountains. The famous Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Hood are less than two hours' drive from Vancouver.

Travel nurses who are into river sports will be pleased to know that the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is only 30 minutes away. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities.

Yes, Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, but there's also plenty of fine dining and shopping (check out the Farmers' Market or the Factory Outlets at Columbia Gorge ...), plus culture and entertainment if your taste runs to more urban diversions.

Washingtonians are diverse and independent in character. Expect a combination of western free-spiritedness and the rich international influences that shape this region.

And remember, while travel nursing in Vancouver, you're not far from Seattle , where shopping at Pike Place Market is a must and lunch or dinner 500 feet up in the Space Needle is an exhilarating experience. Then there’s whale watching off the coast, not to mention the countless state parks, breathtaking mountain views, and a whole new West Coast world waiting for travel nurses to explore.