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Travel Nurse Demand is Strong in First Half of 2018


Continuing needs for contingent nurse staffing provide career opportunities for traveling RNs

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) August 14, 2018

The first half of 2018 shows continuing demand for contingent nursing staff, as evidenced by hiring data at leading travel nursing agency, American Traveler.

Travel nurses, so named because they "travel" from location to location, fill short- and long-term staffing needs at hospitals across the U.S. The availability of travel nursing jobs is in part due to a decades-long nursing shortage that creates seasonal and regional staffing shortages in medical facilities. In addition to the ongoing nursing shortage, the continuing demand for travel nurses reflects current trends in the U.S. economy and in healthcare.

American Traveler, a national provider of contingent healthcare staffing, has seen a 7% increase in the number of Registered Nurses actively seeking employment with the company and an over 20% increase in non-paid traffic to its website, as compared to the first half of the previous year.

"Hospitals are posting positions for traveling RNs in virtually every area of the country. We're seeing particularly strong demand in North Carolina, New York, and California, and expect seasonal needs for nurses to increase in Florida and other winter destination states." - Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment, American Traveler

The continuing demand for travel nurses is not only positive for the healthcare staffing industry, it also is great news for Registered Nurses, who have more career choices than ever. It's a perfect time for RNs to try the adventure of travel nursing and to work when and where they find the best clinical experiences and pay.

About American Traveler

American Traveler is a healthcare staffing agency and workforce management solutions company. The agency provides high paying travel nurse jobs to RNs and allied health professionals at more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide including over 80% of the largest hospital systems in the United States. American Traveler is GSA-approved and a preferred staffing source for temporary and permanent registered nurses, technicians, occupational therapists and physical therapists. The company has continuously demonstrated the quality of its healthcare staffing services by earning the Joint Commission's prestigious Gold Seal of Approval since 2005.

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