Why Contract Nursing Jobs Are Right for You

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 contract nursing job might be just the answer you’ve been looking for.

Short-term contract nursing assignments can last from 4-13 weeks, providing RNs the opportunity to earn great pay while dipping their toes in the waters of a contract nursing job. 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.

Short-term assignments pay considerably more than standard contract nursing assignments 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.

  • RNs may be called for short-term contract nursing assignments for:
  • EMR conversion projects
  • Maternity Leave
  • Shortage of ICU Nurses
  • Sickness
  • Shortage of Rapid Response Nurses 


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. Higher pay is just the start! View the other benefits you'll receive as a AMN Healthcare contract nurse.

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If any of the situations below apply to you, then you're probably ready for a short-term assignment:

  • I’m going back to school and am on a break
  • I want to earn more money in less time
  • I’m planning to retire but still want an income
  • 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’m considering moving out of state but don't know where
  • 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 want to explore another nursing specialty
  • 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


If you find 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 contract nursing 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, call us now today!

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