Andrew Wettengel / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Categories: Work World, Travel


Let’s get back to the basics for a minute. While we’ve used this blog as an opportunity to discuss the finer points and strategies of travel nursing with all of you readers out there, we also recognize that some of you have questions. And when it comes to those questions, the base question we are most often asked is, why bother? Why travel at all?

Every nurse has their own reasons for stepping out into the adventure of travel nursing, but when we discuss the idea with the nurses we work with, these are the reasons that stand out most.

Flexibility and freedom you won’t find anywhere else

Yep, you’d probably have to be a writer to find a role with more freedom than travel nursing. And if you were about to launch a national book tour, that freedom gets murky.

Seriously, though, your career as a travel nurse is what you make of it. You can literally work where you want and when you want. If you want to earn money and help those in need, accept an assignment in the destination of your choice. And if you want to lay low and enjoy a little more family time, well, travel nursing lets you do that too. Just wait to accept that next assignment and enjoy your free time. There will be future assignments when you’re ready.

Many of our nurses also enjoy planning vacations in between assignments and allotting some of the money they earn on that assignment for their vacationing plans. When you can see exactly what you’re working for, it makes the entire process even more enjoyable.

Grow professionally and personally

Professionally, if you’ve ever wanted to work in a research center, teaching facility or some other venue that you’ve never experienced before, travel nursing can get you there. Every opportunity allows you the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and hone your talents in myriad environments.

On a personal level, the benefits to meeting these new people are endless. We’ve heard travel nurses compare a new travel experience to the excitement of those first few days of school when you’re meeting everyone for the first time. Get around and say hi; you may just find a new best friend.

To learn more about the benefits of travel nursing and to see what opportunities are available to you, contact us today.


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