Working as a Travel Nurse When You Have a Pet

Working as a travel nurse offers an opportunity to see different states and localities. The challenge is taking your pet and maintaining their needs while you work in a new job. When you have a pet and you plan to travel as a nurse, you want to take the steps to prevent problems related to your pet.

Check the Accommodations

Travel nurses are often allowed to bring a pet, but the accommodations may set limitations on the size of your pet or the breed. If you have a large breed dog, then verify your options for accommodations before you travel. If the position does not offer appropriate accommodations, then you may need to consider renting or finding an alternative. Keep in mind that most accommodations do allow small pets, but may require a deposit against potential damages from a pet’s behavior.

Update Appropriate Vaccinations

Your pet may need booster shots or other vaccinations before you start traveling. Keep in mind that each state has different standards for rabies shots or other vaccine schedules. Check your home state and the new state to ensure that your pet’s vaccines comply with the standards of the state.

Carry an Interstate Health Certificate

Visit a veterinarian a few days before you intend to travel with your pet. Many airlines require a certificate of veterinary inspection as well as documentation of your pet’s vaccination records. The certificate of veterinary inspection must be provided within 10 days of taking a plane. If you plan to travel by car, then you still need to carry records of your pet’s vaccinations; however, you may not need as much documentation as an airline requires.

Get a License

A pet license is an important part of traveling with your pet. Get the paperwork in order before you start traveling to ensure that your pet is properly documented. It prevents complications if your pet gets sick or injured at any time during your travels.

Purchase Pet Insurance

A pet insurance policy allows you to seek treatment in an emergency situation. Traveling increases the risk of injuries to your pet when compared to keeping your pet at home. By obtaining a pet insurance policy, you will not need to worry about expenses in an emergency situation.

Tags and Microchips

The final consideration is putting a tag or a microchip on your pet. Make sure that tags are up-to-date with the latest information. You also want to update a microchip if your pet has a microchip. You can also get a microchip and maintain the tags for further safety in case your pet gets lost or wanders off at any point during you travels.

Working as a travel nurse does not mean you must give up your pet. You can travel with your pet and enjoy a new job opportunity as long as you prepare in advance. Carry the documents you need to comply with state and local laws. It will allow you to enjoy your pet’s company in a new home.

Changes with the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNCL)

There are some changes coming in the New Year with your compact license. Please see below for detailed information in regards to these important changes and how they may affect you:

* The eNLC has made some updates to the program requirements, thus affecting the list of participating states.
* From the list of 25 states that are currently part of the NLC, 4 are being removed (CO, NM, RI, and WI) and 5 will be added (GA, FL, OK, WV, and WY).
* The additional 5 will not be compact until after the roll out date of 1/19/18, and will require additional steps to convert a current state license to a compact.

Please prepare your employees – important changes as of 1/19/18.

To avoid a lapse in Nursing License:
* Anyone working on a compact license from CO, RI, WI or NM will ONLY be able to work in those four states on the new mini-compact. If working in another state, he/she will need to apply for a new state license in working state.
* Anyone working in CO, RI, WI or NM on a compact license from another state will need to apply for a new state license in working state.
* Rhode Island and Wisconsin are in the process of adding the additional requirements in an effort to re-join the eNLC,  which could impact or dissolve the mini compact group.

New Mini-Compact States:

1.  Colorado
2.  Rhode Island  (pending eNLC legislation)
3.  Wisconsin (pending eNLC legislation)
4.  New Mexico

21 States Staying on the Compact License:

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8.  Maryland<>
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17. South Dakota<>
18. Tennessee<>
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20. Utah<>
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States being added to eNLC beginning 1/19/18 (additional steps needed to convert license to a compact):
22.  Georgia
23.  Florida
24.  Oklahoma
25.  West Virginia
26.  Wyoming

In addition to the above changes, any nurse who obtained a compact license after July 20, 2017 might need to meet additional requirements to maintain their compact status. Each nurse will receive communication from their licensing state if any action is needed.


What is a compact license? Check this article by clicking here.

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We will not disclose your social security number or any other personal information you provide to us unless you authorize us to do so, except where needed to deliver a service or product ordered by you or under the limited instances as set forth.  Please understand that we may share your personal information within our organization or affiliated companies, which may contact you regarding recruitment or employment. We will always give you the opportunity to access and correct your personal information at any time.  We will not disclose your application status without your authorization.

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What is Form i-9 and E-Verify?

Changes to immigration processes impact the lives of employees in the United States. Due to the focus on immigration and the tension related to illegal immigration, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement professionals, or ICE, are auditing I-9 Forms.  With that said, compliance is necessary and joining the right companies can make the process go smoothly too.

What is Form I-9?
Form I-9 is a verification of legal status and the legal right to work within the United States. Employers must fill out the form and verify the legal working status of a nurse before they start working in a medical facility.
Generally, employers verify legal status by asking for appropriate identification. You can provide a passport, a driver’s license, birth certificates or a report of birth abroad, a foreign passport with an appropriate visa to work within the states or a permanent resident card. The form applies to citizens and non-citizens working in the United States.

Who Must Fill Out Form I-9?
The form is filled out by the employee and the employer. Generally, an employee fills out the first section with personal information and data. They must provide their name, date of birth and other relevant information.
After an employer hires the individual, they have a set time period to verify the individual’s identity. They must see a license, passport or similar identification to verify an individual’s ability to work within the United States.
Any documentation from the List A options, like a passport, shows proof of identity and the ability to work in the country. If an individual shows a driver’s license or similar document from List B, then he or she must also show a document from List C, like a birth certificate or employment authorization document. When they see the appropriate paperwork, they must fill in the information requested in the second section of the form.
When an employer hires an individual who previously worked in the facility or company, they must fill out the third section of the form. An employer has three days to fill out their portion of the form, regardless of whether an employee is a new professional or previously worked in the facility.

Potential Mistakes on the Form
The human resources, or HR, department of a facility or company must take measures to prevent mistakes. The obvious mistake is an error on the paperwork. Employees and employers must fill in the date and ensure that all information on the form is accurate. Both the employee and employer should have a copy of the document.
Employers should not file the paperwork with the government. It must stay with the company in the HR department. Since the company may need to present the form when audited by ICE, it must be readily available. Keep the document for three years after an employee no longer works in the company since ICE may audit documents within a three year time period.

The final mistake relates to timing. Employees do not fill out the form and employers do not ask for identification until after the individual receives a job offer. The reason for waiting relates to discrimination laws. By waiting until after issuing an offer, an employer remains unbiased toward a potential employee.
The I-9 process seems complicated, but it also prevents complications with legal standards. By following through with the paperwork and verifying the information in the documents, a professional can focus on his or her work as a nurse.

Compliance at Cure with E-Verify
At Cure, we have partnered California based company, Form i-9 Compliance.  Form I-9 Compliance provides Cure with cutting edge, proactive and preventative technology solutions and consulting services for Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance. They are able to protect Cure’s data with multiple hardware and software layers that allow secure web interactions and business-to-business communication without compromise.

Currently, E-Verify use is voluntary. About 500,000 employers use it, and 23 states have laws requiring some or all employers to use the system. Cure supports a federal law requiring businesses to use the e-verify system. It will help all companies overcome the challenge of complying with different state and local laws requiring E-Verify.

Cure Staffing is an authorized e-Verify company.  

Taking an Alternate Path to Nursing Success

Working toward a successful career as a nurse does not have a single path. You can take an alternate route to accomplish your goals as a medical professional without giving up on your job security, benefits or a comfortable lifestyle. By considering alternative paths to a successful nursing career, you gain the opportunity to reach your lifestyle goals and help your patients with their health and well-being.

Per Diem Positions

Per diem positions give a nurse greater flexibility when compared to a traditional job in a medical facility. The position allows the nurse to work on a day to day basis, which means the professional does not need to work on a rigid schedule. It allows you to take on shifts at different times each week, so you can provide the care a loved one may need or you can take on different activities.

The positions are particularly helpful when you want to work extra shifts for any reason. You can take on an extra shift at a medical facility for extra income, building up your savings or learning new skills in nursing. It also gives you greater experience as a nurse by allowing you to work more or take on new tasks.  Whatever your reasons for picking up an extra shift here or there, it’s important to be partnered with the right agency.

Local Contracts for Nursing Careers

When a day-to-day position does not appeal to your lifestyle goals, you can also take on a local contract as a nurse. Local contracts provide flexibility that is similar to a per diem position, but they also allow you to work in a facility for a longer period of time and have greater flexibility to accomplish your goals.

The positions work around the interests of an experienced nurse and give you the chance to determine your goals as a professional. You work with a medical facility to determine an appropriate contract for your situation. You can choose the number of hours, units or shifts you work in the facility and you have a set period of time for the role. The contract also gives you benefits that are similar to a travel nurse without taking you away from your loved ones or family.

If you decide to continue working in the facility, then you may have options to extend your contract. Depending on the facility and the details in the contract, you may also have options to extend your contract for a longer time period. The options to extend your contract allow you to stay longer and perform important tasks in a medical facility without giving up on your benefits.

Local contracts and per diem nursing opportunities give you a chance to reach your lifestyle goals without giving up on your career. It provides flexibility to keep up with your needs at home without giving up on your benefits or plans for the future. By taking an alternate path to reach for success in your job, you gain new experiences that lead to greater responsibilities and you enjoy the flexibility to focus on balancing your lifestyle.


Finding the Right Nursing Staff

When you have challenges with finding nursing staff for a medical facility, you want to work with experienced professionals to find the right individuals for your goals. At Cure Healthcare, we have the tools and experience to connect medical staff with facilities to keep your patients healthy.

Our Services to Medical Facilities

Staffing a medical facility is the foundation of our services. We help connect nurses and medical professionals to facilities with a need for specialized skills or experienced professionals.

The services we offer to a medical facility when you want assistance finding the right staff include:

  • Finding nurses for short and long-term contacts. We help you find the right registered nurses or licensed practical nurses for your facility. Whether you want a short-term nurse for a specific complications in your facility or you want to offer a long-term contract, we connect you to the right professionals.
  • Connecting a facility to specialized medical professionals. While a medical facility may need nurses, you also need specialized professionals for specific concerns, such as radiology professionals or physical therapists. We have the right professionals for the specialized areas of expertise your hospital or medical facility needs for the patient’s care and health.
  • Working quickly to fill the position. When you need a fast turnaround due to an unforeseen problem in the facility, we have a solution. We can quickly fill a position and help you connect to the right nurses or medical staff for the situation. Even when the problem is a short-term concern, we have professionals available and ready to get to work.

Staffing is our area of expertise and we have fully credentialed professionals available for all nursing and medical positions. The key is identifying the needs of your facility and then focusing on finding the right individuals.

Quality and Standards

At Cure Healthcare, we set high standards for every nurse or medical professional. We exceed your expectations for quality because we focus on finding competent and experienced professionals that have a passion for their work. We evaluate each individual’s education, previous experience and personal skill sets to ensure that they are the right fit for your facility.  We pride ourselves in taking care of them, so they can take care of you.

Our nurses and healthcare professionals must meet our standards for education and experience. We only send experienced, W2 professionals to your facility. By ensuring that they comply with our standards, they offer the quality of care you want for your patients. When our nurses sign a contract for short-term or long-term work with your facility, they understand the standards they must meet and are prepared to handle any challenges that occur in the facility. All of our nurses are ready to serve your patients with the care and understanding you expect of an experienced professional.

Staffing is a complicated process and you want to hire the most competent individuals for any contract. By working with Cure Healthcare, you can feel confident that the individuals working on a contract will meet or exceed your expectations for quality and service. All of our nurses and medical staff are experienced and trained to provide high quality care to your patients and enhance your facility.

Travel Nursing in Florida

Do you love spending time in the sun? Do you love the beach? Have you ever wanted to see a vibrant sunset or sunrise as it glints on the water? Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason, and that is the beautiful array of colors in a warm environment. The state has something to offer any travel nurse looking for a place near the water that provides a wealth of interesting activities for your downtime.

Whether you want to spend your days off lounging on the beach or you prefer to get into the water and try out the local water sports, you will find that Florida has something interesting for your time when you travel to the area. If you do not want to spend the day in the water, then consider spending your time at one of the many theme parks. You can also explore the Florida Everglades and the national parks scattered throughout the state for a day of hiking and exploring.

Activities in Florida

Florida has a wealth of activities that make it a tourist hot-spot. It is a fun place if you want to explore the local wildlife or you prefer to spend a night out on the town with new friends. Depending on your interests, you can find a variety of fun activities and entertainment for your downtime.

Spend the day at Walt Disney World or Universal Studios in Orlando when you want to let out your inner child. The theme parks give you the opportunity to run wild and enjoy the fun rides. Alternatively, sit back and watch the shows or parades that go through the theme park.

If theme parks are not your preferred activity, then consider the fishing in Fort Myers. Try out deep sea fishing for a chance to catch something spectacular on your days off. You can also enjoy spend time boating or fishing closer to the shore.

The water activities and sports are a key part of the Florida experience. When you spend time at the beach, consider trying out the different water sports. You can try surfing, body boarding or windsurfing. When spending your time on the beach, start up a game of beach volleyball. Take your time and watch the array of beautiful colors when the sun sets.

Working as a Travel Nurse in the State

Working as a travel nurse in Florida gives you a chance to enjoy the activities without the usual tourist crowds. Cure Healthcare helps connect you to the right medical facilities throughout the state to fit your area of expertise and specialization. Whether you want to work in the Orlando area or you prefer to work closer to West Palm Beach, we have options available for your preferences. The positions available in Florida for travel nurses work with major medical hospitals and popular medical facilities. We also offer positions in a variety of specializations, such as pediatric care, home health care and emergency care. You can find opportunities that fit your career experience and goals while still enjoying the beautiful state of Florida.

Travel Nursing in Arizona

Have you ever wanted to see the desert? Are you a heat enthusiast? If you love warm environments and have a love of vibrant color schemes, then travel nursing in Arizona may be the perfect location for your interests and goals. Arizona is the state to visit and explore if you enjoy outdoor activities and do not mind a little warm weather as part of the experience.

Summer in Arizona is hot through the day and cool at night. The winters are still comfortable, but you can expect cooler temperatures without the challenges of heavy snowfall. While the state is known for the fun activities in the urban areas, it is the stunning surroundings and amazing natural sights that set the state apart for travel nurses. You can explore the Grand Canyon, see the red rock in Sedona and visit Montezuma’s Castle for an adventure that lasts a lifetime.

Amazing Activities in Arizona

The activities in Arizona depend on your location; however, you can find amazing sights in nature throughout the state. Depending on your interests and preferences, you can find something amazing during your assignment.

If you want to enjoy a sight that will take your breath away, then take a day to explore the Grand Canyon. The amazing canyon is one of the most famous places to visit in the state and it offers stunning views. Whether you want to explore the canyon on horseback or you want to see Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon is a key part of any visit to the state.

The urban city of Phoenix is a great place to visit during your assignment if you want a touch of culture and urban life. You can explore the Phoenix Botanical Gardens to look at the beautiful plant-life growing in the heart of the city. Alternatively, let your studious side out and explore the museums within the city to learn something new and interesting. You can also spend time in Scottsdale and try out the golf courses if you want a day of relaxation and exercise.

Travel Nursing in the State

Travel nursing in Arizona is a chance to explore the amazing natural surroundings and the fun urban environment. When you work with Cure Healthcare, we help you find a travel nursing assignment in the urban areas that fits your area of expertise. You can find opportunities for an assignment in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.

We work with different hospitals and medical facilities, so specialized nurses can find options in the large urban areas of the state. Whether you want to work in a hospital and an ER setting or you prefer to work in a specialized field, Arizona has positions available for travel nurses who want a bit of adventure with a touch of awe at the nature that fills the state. Enjoy the chance to work as a nurse in Arizona while you still gain the opportunity to see one of the natural wonders of the world by visiting the Grand Canyon.

Travel Nursing in California

When you work as a travel nurse, there’s no place better to visit and work than the stunning Golden State. California has something for everyone. From small towns with a beautiful historic charm to large urban settings and fun places near the beach, you can find something interesting in any area of the state.

Whether you want to explore the cinematic capital in Hollywood or you plan to explore one of the larger cities by working in San Francisco or Los Angeles, the state has a wealth of interesting activities and aspects that set it apart for nurses. Every area of the state has something unique, so travel nurses can enjoy their time by learning about the local environment, unique cultures and diverse ethic surrounds that make the state stand out.

Fun Activities in California

California is a large state and it has so many activities and interesting sights that you can get overwhelmed by the entertainment and experience. While the specific activities available depend on the location, both the north and south parts of the state have fun activities and interesting destinations.

Let your inner child run wild by visiting Disneyland in Anaheim and meeting your favorite Disney characters. Explore the theme park and let yourself run wild on Huckleberry Finn Island or spend time watching the fun shows and parades that are a key part of the experience. If you want a park with more extreme rides and a chance to meet Snoopy instead, then try out Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park. The theme parks are within a short drive, so you can enjoy them both in your downtime.

If you enjoy nature and hiking, then visit the hiking trails in Big Sur or Yosemite National Park. The hiking trails give you a chance to enjoy the natural surroundings while still getting the exercise you want during your time as a travel nurse.

The beaches in California area key part of the experience. Take a day to enjoy listening to the sound of the Pacific Ocean and watch the stunning sunset as it falls below the waterline.

If you love history, then visit Mission San Juan Capistrano or any of the other missions available to the public. The Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of the oldest facilities in the state and it takes you back to the late 1700s.

Working as a Travel Nurse in California

California is a stunning location with an array of interesting activities when you travel as a nurse. At Cure Healthcare, we help you find the right travel nurse position in a wide array of cities and towns throughout the state. Whether you want to work in the Anaheim or Long Beach area or you prefer to work further north in San Francisco or Sacramento, we offer a variety of positions with different areas of specialization. You can find positions in a variety of medical facilities throughout the state that allow travel nurses to help residents with their health while still enjoying the beauty of the state.

Travel Nursing in Texas

Imagine a beach that has stunning views, amazing sand and warm water that invites you to swim along the Gulf. Picture an adorable historic town in the hill country with a quaint touch of the old west or a stroll along the River Walk in San Antonio. If you’re looking for an environment that has something for everyone, then Travel Nursing in Texas is the perfect state for your interests.

Endless Assignments in Texas

As the second largest state in the United States, Texas has a diverse range of different environments and interesting activities. Do you want to ride a horse? Is camping your favorite outdoor activity? Do you love sitting on a beach and reading a great book? In Texas, you can try it all by exploring different areas of the state. Whether you want to work close to the 600 miles of stunning beaches along the Gulf of Mexico or you prefer to try hiking and camping in a state park, you can try it all in Texas.

Activities for Travel Nursing in Texas

Texas is a large state, which means you have a large amount of interesting activities and outdoor areas to explore. The state has everything from prairies to lakes and beaches. Whether you want to stay in the desert, you enjoy warm temperatures and breath-taking desert landscapes. You can also enjoy spending time at the beach near the Gulf of Mexico in areas like Corpus Christi.

If you love bird watching, then Texas is a great state for your assignment. Although Texas may have a wild-west reputation, it is actually one of the top destinations for bird watching in the country. As a warm state, many bird migrate to the area during the winter months. They also travel back and forth through the state at different times of the year, so you can see beautiful birds from a variety of species in the state by taking a birding tour.

Horseback riding is a popular activity in the state. You can enjoy riding a horse in a variety of locations and settings, including along the stunning beaches. If you’ve never ridden a horse, then you can take lessons and learn to ride during your assignment in the state.

Do you love history? If you do, then Texas is a great place for your assignment. With 500 historic sights throughout the state, you are able to take a step back in time by visiting some of the historic buildings and towns.

Travel Nursing Assignment in the State

Travel nursing in Texas provides the opportunity to enjoy the amazing wealth of activities and interesting assignments available through the area. Cure Healthcare has assignments for travel nurses in the major cities throughout the state, including Dallas, Corpus Christi, Houston and Austin. We work with hospitals and medical facilities throughout the state, so you can find an assignment that works with your goals and interests.

Specialized nurses can finds assignments throughout the large state that fit their specific areas of expertise. Whether you want to work with children, in an emergency room environment or you plan to assist doctors in specific fields, we have travel nurse positions available in Texas that work with your goals.

As a hardworking nurse, Texas can give you plenty to do in your off time, even if you just want to find a great place to relax.  Texas has it all.

Temporary, travel, local, long term and short term contracts available.  Speak to a professional with Cure today.