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Anthony Colón RN here. Welcome to my blog! I've been an RN for 25 years and a Travel Nurse as well. My blog offers advice, answers, tips PLUS Mentorship regarding Travel Nursing. I hand-selected my most trusted colleagues from my own personal network to be your definitive guides and mentors.

Useful Links




Traveler Forums
 

AllNurses

Has over 200 forums in every conceivable nursing topic, from every sub-specialty to news discussions.



Nursing License Resources

State Board Navigator

Includes contact information, licensing fees, continuing education requirements.

Nursys

This board sponsored online verification of your existing state licenses is for use when applying for new state licenses.

List of Compact States 

This is all the states participating in the compact licensure.

CEU requirements for all states

This quick reference has the specific requirements, including specific CEU course titles, required for initial licensure and renewal.

 

Hospital Information

This site has a good profile of every US hospital's details.


This is a useful site I just discovered. They are adding new reviews regularly.www.travelershandoff.com


Tax and Financial Resources 

2020 Update of COVID Tax Legislation
A lot has happened. TRAVELTAX outlines some of the many changes in this video.



Jeffrey Barth, CPA

California based traveler specialist. 

Dennis Hicks

Website describing his tax services for travelers.

Dan Kobaly, CPA EA

Paul Muret, CPA

Rick Odemar EA


GSA per diem rates

Clickable map with the IRS regular method rate for per diems.

IRS publication 1542  HTML  pdf

These are tables of the allowable IRS allowable housing stipend and allowable meals and incidentals expenses (M&IE).

PayCheckCity

Excellent set of calculators for figuring out what your pay and taxes should be. They will help you determine the accuracy of your agency paycheck, especially to find out if taxable items have been properly separated from non-taxable items (often unclear on pay stubs).



Professional Liability Insurance 

    Nurse's Service Organization (NSO) 

    CM&F Group

    ProLiability (formerly Marsh)




Housing Resources & Classified ads

Craigslist

Free classifieds that are often your best resource for finding short term housing, sublets, roommates, and furniture (often free just for taking it away).

Online newspapers

Links to every local paper that is online. Good for cruising housing classifieds before arrival in a city.

  

Apartment Complexes

These links help you locate apartment complexes and their websites/property managers. You can find information about general pricing and rules (but call to confirm - rules are sometimes different). Some sites have user reviews and the last link is nothing but reviews.

   Apartments.com

   Apartmentguide.com

   Move.com 

   Apartment Ratings

  

Find a roommate

Craigslist

It's the most common way to find a roommate.


    Roommates.com

    RoommateClick.com

Below are both well-established sites that are especially useful for short stays.

    Airbnb

    Couchsurfing.com

  

Sublet sites 

Some travelers have found housing from these sites, generally pricey though.

Sublet.com   

Vacation home rentals by owner 

AlltheRooms.com  

This site aggregates the listings from Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey, and Homeaway.


Medical Travel Housing Specialists

Many travel companies are sourcing their housing through these third party sites. Travelers can use them directly for turnkey all-inclusive housing.

        Travelers Haven

    Furnished Finders

 


RV forums/clubs/videos

   


Travel Agency Services

    Travelocity

    Orbitz

    Expedia

    Cheapflights

    Cheap Tickets

    Priceline

    Travelzoo

    Last Minute

 


Map Sites

    MapQuest

    Google Maps 

 


Miscellaneous   

Wi-Fi Free Hot Spots