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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Per Diem and Travel Nurses
Here are answers to the questions nurses ask most often about Medical Staffing Network and what to expect when working with us.

Why should I work for Medical Staffing Network?

With MSN, you can work per diem shifts to supplement a full time job, take a local contract that lasts 4 weeks or longer, or even pick up a shift here and there. Work full-time or part-time – it’s your choice. When you work with Medical Staffing Network, you’ll start with a dedicated Staffing Coordinator who’s committed to making the on-boarding process as simple and efficient as possible.

Your Staffing Coordinator and MSN Team will assist you through credentialing, hospital orientation, and will help you acclimate to your new work environment. Your MSN Team is committed to supporting you throughout your nursing career. Don’t have a Staffing Coordinator yet? Contact Us or Apply online.

Does Medical Staffing Network offer per diem shifts, local contracts and travel assignments for nurses?

Yes, we offer more job types than other nurse agencies! We offer nurses per diem, local contracts and 4-13 week travel contracts. Whether you need a flexible schedule to accommodate your busy life, or want the lifestyle that a travel assignment can offer, we have the job options just for you. Remember to check out our great Benefits, which come standard with every nursing assignment. Search our latest nursing jobs here.

Where will I be working?

Medical Staffing Network has nursing opportunities at all kinds of healthcare facilities, including both acute and long-term care. No matter what type of facility suits you and your expertise, we have a place for you. Take a look at our latest nursing jobs using our Job Search Tool.

Why should I work with Medical Staffing Network rather than directly for a hospital?

In short, the answer is flexibility. When you work with Medical Staffing Network, you have the option to work per diem shifts, take a local contract that’s 4 weeks or more, or explore the country with a travel nursing job. Plus, you get to choose when and where you want to work. And as an MSN nurse, you’ll earn some of the highest pay rates in the industry and receive excellent benefits. So the question becomes, why would you want to work with anyone else? Click here to Apply online or search for nursing jobs now.

Will someone from MSN be available around the clock?

We’re here for you, every hour of every day (even holidays!), with no exceptions. Contact Us for more information.

How do I find out what new nursing job opportunities are available with MSN?

You can easily find new nursing job opportunities with the Job Search Tool located on every page of our website. Simply select your preferred search criteria and you’re on your way to an exciting new position as an MSN nurse. You can also find your local branch using our Location Finder.

Your Staffing Coordinator can also keep you up to date on the latest nursing jobs. If you don’t have one, visit our Contact Us page, or Apply online. You can also follow your local branch on Twitter and Like their page on Facebook!

What are the minimum requirements to work for Medical Staffing Network as a per diem or local contract nurse?

To become an MSN per diem or local contract nurse, you need to provide a valid professional practice license or certification and proof of the right to work in the United States. We require at least one year of professional nursing experience within your specialty before we can hire you. Contact Us for more information, or Apply online now.

How do I become an MSN employee?

Want to get started right now? Go to our Apply online page and start right away! Want to talk to someone? Simply call 800.676.8326 for per diem and local contract nursing jobs or 800.925.9254 for travel nursing jobs. You can also write to us via the Contact Us page.

Do I have to work with you once I’ve filled out an application?

No, by submitting an application we’re able to collect your information and get you into our system. You can tell us when you’re ready to start working. But remember, the best nursing jobs go quickly so we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you’re ready. Search our latest nursing jobs here, or Apply online in minutes.

Is there a fee for me to work with MSN?

Unlike some nurse staffing agencies, there’s never a fee to work with Medical Staffing Network. Ready to get started? Apply online, or Contact Us for more details.

How long will it take to approve my application and find a nursing job with MSN?

Not long at all. The placement process goes quickly once you provide us with your application and credentials. So, as long as you get us everything we need, you'll be joining the MSN team soon! Visit our Apply online page to get started.

How do I find an MSN office near me?

We have offices across the country. Just use our Office Locator tool to find the MSN office that's most convenient for you. If you can't find an MSN office near you, please call 800.676.8326 or Contact Us via email.

What shifts are available?

Our shifts vary depending on the facility. The majority of our shifts are 8, 10, or 12 hours. See our latest nursing jobs here.

How will Medical Staffing Network prepare me for my nursing assignment?

Once you’ve found a nursing job that appeals to you, your MSN Staffing Coordinator will confirm all the details, such as your start date, unit, and salary. You’ll then be oriented to the facility-specific policies and procedures to ensure that you’re ready for your first day. For more information, Contact Us or to get started, Apply online.

Do you offer continuing education?

Yes, our nurses can earn FREE continuing education credits by working for MSN. MSN's Continuing Education Program is brought to you by our partnership with CE Direct. For every twelve shifts you work during the month, you earn two free credits! Just think, for every shift you work, you're working towards free CE credits. Contact your Staffing Coordinator for details, or visit our Contact Us page.

What will my salary be?

At MSN, we make sure that we have some of the most competitive pay rates in the industry. Pay rates vary by the job type, facility and specialty. Your Staffing Coordinator will be able to give you more details regarding pay rates for specific assignments. If you don’t have a Staffing Coordinator, Contact Us or Apply online. Remember to check out our great Benefits, too.

When and how will I be paid?

With MSN, you decide your pay day. Whether you want to get paid the same day as your shift, bi-weekly, or any time in between, it is all up to you. Tired of waiting for your paycheck to clear or waiting in long lines at the bank? We offer a variety of payment options including the Comdata DirectPay MasterCard® card, which allows you to make purchases anywhere MasterCard® is accepted using your MSN earnings.

What benefits does Medical Staffing Network provide?

MSN offers medical, dental, life and other types of insurance, plus a matching 401(k) plan and free continuing education. Visit our Benefits page for a complete list with details.

What types of insurance do you offer?

Insurance coverage includes medical, dental, life, AD&D, and vision, plus professional liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Visit our Benefits page for a complete list with details.

Can I add my spouse and/or children to my insurance?

You can add your spouse or domestic partner, children, or dependents to your insurance for an additional monthly premium. Just complete the enrollment paperwork and pay the monthly premium.

Do you have a retirement plan?

Yes, you’re eligible for our matching 401(k) program after just one month of working with us. See all our Benefits here.

Why should I work with MSN rather than another staffing firm?

MSN was founded by healthcare professionals just like you. We understand your needs and know your challenges. We pride ourselves on giving you outstanding support, making your goals, our goals. From the best Benefits for you and your family, to competitive pay and personalized care, we want to be the only staffing agency you’ll ever need for your entire nursing career. Click here to Apply, or Contact Us for more information.

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Please call us at 800.676.8326 or complete our Contact Us form. We look forward to you becoming the newest member of the MSN Team!

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