This article explains common experiences our clinicians have when applying for positions.
How work experience is calculated
When reviewing experience, our system will only calculate your chosen primary specialty. While float specialties are not included in this calculation, the facility can still view those additional experiences when your application is submitted.
Please note that facilities often prioritize recent specialty experience within the last three to five years.
If you believe your experience is not being calculated correctly, please check that you have listed the correct primary specialty in your work experience and that it aligns with the specialty for which you are applying.
Missing travel experience
If this is your first time traveling, you may encounter a potential block when applying for certain positions on our platform.
Many facilities on our site do not require applicants to have previous travel experience. If they do not have this requirement, you should be able to submit your application without having travel positions listed in your work history.
For positions that require previous travel experience (usually one year of previous travel experience), if you do not meet this criteria, we will not be able to submit your application.
In cases where you may have started your first travel assignment here at Nomad Health, we recommend keeping your profile updated with each assignment so you can build your resume to meet that year of experience.
Our baseline requirement is two references from charge RNs, lead nurses, or lead clinicians within the last two years.
Some facilities have additional reference requirements to the ones you have already uploaded.
If you’re applying for a position that requires two supervisory references, they will need to hold a title more senior than charge RN.
Supervisory reference titles include:
- RN supervisor
- Unit director
- RN manager
- Assistant RN manager
- Clinic manager
- Nursing director
- Director of clinical unit
- Shift Supervisor
- Floor manager/floor supervisor
- NP/nurse practitioner
- PA/physician assistant
- House supervisor
If you are applying for a position and need clarification on what they require for references, please contact one of our Support Navigators.
One of the best parts of traveling as a registered nurse is getting to explore new locations as you complete your assignment.
You may find that some states will require you to have a particular state license in hand at the time of submission, while others may not. This can depend on whether or not the state is a part of the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement. It can also depend on the time needed to obtain specific state licenses.
If a facility allows you to apply without having that particular state’s license in hand, you will be prompted to select “I am willing to obtain this license” under the credentials section on your application.
If this option does not pop up, we will be unable to proceed with your application without that license.
We recommend contacting that state’s Board of Nursing for further details on obtaining or expediting a state license. Click here for a comprehensive list of where to obtain each state license.
In addition, Nomad offers reimbursement for the cost of obtaining or renewing a license if you receive and accept an offer that requires it.
Similar to licenses, some facilities will allow you to obtain specific certifications after your application has been submitted.
Many facilities will allow you to select “willing to obtain” for certifications like ACLS and BLS but require they come from the American Heart Association (AHA).
For certifications like an NRP, CPI, or TNCC, the time these can take to obtain you will need to have them when applying in order for us to move forward with submitting an application that requires them.
If you see an assignment you’re interested in that appears to have incorrect certification requirements, please contact our Support Navigators. We’re happy to contact the facility and confirm if that certification is required.
We have recently introduced a Nomad skills checklist. This skills checklist is designed to streamline the process and ensure the checklist you receive is relevant to your primary specialty.
Since introducing our in-house skills checklist, we will only assign Nomad Health assessments and will no longer assign checklists from other vendors.
However, if you currently have a skills checklist from Relias or Prophecy, we can accept it until its expiration date, typically one year after its completion date. We understand the value of your existing checklist and want to accommodate you.
Our in-house checklists are designed to be shorter, more efficient, and more relevant to your specific specialty. Once you complete the skills checklist, it will remain valid for one year.
Overlap explanation requirements are similar to duplicate entries, but only some of the facilities on our site require explanations for overlaps.
For many of these positions, by providing the hours per week you worked at each position in your work history, you should not receive a message asking you to clarify any overlaps.
For facilities with this requirement, you can update the start and end dates for each overlapping work entry so they do not overlap.
Or, in the additional notes section, you can share if you worked fewer hours at one facility during the overlap period.
If you receive a message requesting you complete this requirement and would like assistance updating your work history, our team of Support Navigators is here to assist you through this process!
Let’s say your primary specialties are listed correctly, and you have the necessary references, certifications, and licensure, but you’re still unable to apply. Where do you go from here?
To allow our clinicians a chance to advocate for themselves regarding certain requirements, we’ve created the Dispute Process.
To submit a dispute ticket, you will need to do the following:
- Open the application you are trying to apply for
- Click the "Complete Application" button on the right-hand side
- Click the "I think I am qualified for this position but can't submit" button that is underlined in the top left corner
Once you fill out all the required information, press the "Dispute Application Blocks" button. This will submit the form to our support team. We will then review and determine whether or not we can submit your application without meeting the disputed requirement(s).
If you have questions related to this article or about Nomad Health in general, please contact us in one of the following ways:
- Call or text us at 866-OK-NOMAD (866-656-6623)
- Navigate to Nomadhealth.com and use the Help Chat Box at the bottom right-hand corner.
- Email us at Support@Nomadhealth.com.
We’re here to support you in whatever way suits you best!