Become a Travel Certified Nursing Assistant

September 28, 2021 | Life at Aya

Find CNA jobs that are right for you

Healthcare facilities rely on travelers for many reasons, including low-staffed units in need, strikes, crisis help and more. That means certified nursing assistants (more commonly known as “CNAs”) have lots of job options! You can browse CNA jobs anytime.

When you’re searching CNA jobs, it’s good to remember that CNA openings fill quickly, and job listings can change by the hour. The best way to land your dream assignment is to be up to date on your certifications and CNA application. Your Aya application lists your skill sets and areas of interest. The more you tell us about you, the better we can cater the assignments options we present to your needs.

CNA Salary – Travel vs Local Per Diem

A CNA salary varies from facility to facility, but Aya offers competitive minimum hourly wage for CNA contracts nationwide. Most of our CNA jobs are local per diem (not travel), which allows you to maximize your pay package. Traditional travel CNA jobs have a portion spent on travel and housing, but with per diem CNA jobs, you can minimize these costs by working locally and increase your take-home pay.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for a travel assignment?

To land a travel CNA job, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • At least one year of recent work experience in that specialty.
  • Licensed in U.S. state as a CNA and hold the state license in the state you want to work in.

What finances should I take into consideration?

For most CNA assignments, you’ll make an hourly wage between $15-$20 — higher than the national minimum wage — with some crisis contracts offering $30/hr.

While this isn’t always the case, many CNA jobs do not reimburse for the following expenses. (As such, it’s important to take these costs into consideration when picking an assignment.)

  • Travel expenses
  • Reliable transportation
  • Food and lodging expenses
  • Licenses, certifications and renewals
  • Scrubs

What gives me an advantage when applying to CNA jobs?

Due to the high volume of interest, keeping your documentation updated gives you priority on job openings. Make sure you have a completed application on file with Aya Healthcare and a recruiter will contact you if he or she finds jobs that are a good fit. A completed CNA application includes:

  • Healthcare-related work history that goes back 7 years (if applicable)
    • Education
    • State licenses
    • 2 nurse leadership references

When will I be contacted by a recruiter?

Due to a high volume of applicants, recruiters and are reaching out to the applicants that best fit the job requirements. This is based on a variety of factors including experience, location, references, skills and interest. To ensure the best chance of securing an assignment and speaking to a recruiter, continue to keep your application updated and mark jobs in your area that you’re interested in on the website. As soon as there’s a match, a recruiter will reach out to you.

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