Established in 1984, Advantage Nursing Services provides health care solutions to hospitals and medical facilities. It provides nurses, respiratory therapists and surgical technologists for per diem shifts. It also provides long-term and short-term contracts. Advantage Nursing Services s has a full-services travel division that appoints nurses, respiratory therapists and surgical technologists on eight to 13 week assignments. It is located in Dallas, and has branches in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Metairie, La., and Gulfport, Miss.