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The Reasons Shorter Contract Nursing Jobs Pay More

If you’re one of those people who has mulled over the idea of contract nursing but haven’t been ready to pull the trigger, then a short-term assignment might be just the answer you’ve been looking for.

Short-term nursing assignments can last from 4-13 weeks, providing RNs the opportunity to earn great pay while dipping their toes in the waters of short-term nursing assignments. Even if you’re happy with your current position but are looking for a temporary change of scenery, a short-term assignment can help you regroup and reinvigorate your passion for your career.

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Short-term assignments pay considerably more than standard short-term nursing jobs because they are often quick-start positions that require you to begin sooner. If you don’t feel the need to plan your life out years in advance, then a quick-start position is the optimal way to earn a lot of money in a short time.

What Are the Types of Contract Nursing Jobs Available?

RNs may be called for short-term contract nursing assignments for the following:
•    EMR conversion projects
•    Staffing shortages
•    Maternity Leave
•    Sickness
•    Epidemic
•    Hard to Fill Positions

Short-term contract nurses who fill in when a hospital is in a bind are always well-respected and highly valued, which is why hospitals pay them so much more. In addition to the higher pay, you still receive all of the other great benefits that make contract nursing so appealing, from free housing to retirement to medical and dental coverage. In addition, AMN Healthcare offers valuable bonuses and incentives that will drive your income higher and higher.

If any of the situations below apply to you, then you're probably ready for a short-term assignment:
•    I want to earn more money in less time
•    I’m planning to retire but still want an income
•    I’m thinking of retiring and want to check out possible locations to live
•    I’d like to take a leave of absence from my facility to freshen my skills
•    I’m burning out and need a change of scenery
•    I want to take a sabbatical to broaden my horizons and learn how other hospitals work
•    I’m in between jobs or shifting to a new facility
•    I’m going back to school and am on a break
•    I’m looking for short-term local assignments
•    I want an extended visit with my children or grandchildren
•    I don’t want to commit to a long-term position at a hospital
•    I want the flexibility and freedom of shorter assignments

How Do I Know If I'm Ready for A Contract Nursing Job?

If you could see yourself in any of those situations, then it might be time to consider a 4-week, 8-week, or 13-week contract nursing assignment.

If you’re at a stage where you’re re-evaluating your personal or professional options, short-term nursing job assignments can help bridge the gap between your present and the future of which you dream. For more information about the options available to you, connect with an AMN Healthcare recruiter by completing the form on the top right of this page.

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