Andrew Wettengel / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Categories: Work World, Travel


Nursing is one of the most rewarding occupations. However, many RNs have found that travel nursing is an even more satisfying way to spend their careers. If you have thought about travel nursing in the past, our team at OneStaff Medical can help you decide if it’s a good fit for you. 

What Is Travel Nursing?

A travel nurse is someone who takes temporary nursing assignments to fill short-term needs in hospitals or medical facilities. The idea of travel nursing is the outcome of nursing shortages across the country, both in metropolitan and rural areas. Travel nursing can be a fulfilling career choice for healthcare professionals because it allows them to share their skills and specialties with facilities that may not otherwise have them. Traveling nurses can also provide help to areas after a natural disaster or other type of catastrophe. So many locations. So many options. So many possibilities…

Albert Einstein encouraged us to pursue our curiosities. He once said:

“Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason. Aren’t you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind — to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches. Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity.”

Travel nursing assignments will vary in length and can last between three and nine months. Many nurses decide to set out as a traveler to experience new places and live in cities and towns they may otherwise never even visit. 


How to Become a Traveling Nurse?

You may be wondering what steps are required to become a traveling nurse. You’ll need to ensure you have the appropriate licensure and experience. It is also helpful to have a specialty as a traveling nurse. At OneStaff Medical, our staffers can help ensure you have everything you need to become a traveling nurse.

Take OneStaff Medical’s travel nursing assignment quiz, help us get a deeper understanding of what moves and motivates you, and one of our staffers can help find the perfect assignment to jump-start your travel nursing experience.  

As always, reach out to the OneStaff Medical team if you have any questions about whether travel nursing is a good fit for you. We can help answer any of your questions every step of the way. Contact us at 877-783-1483 to talk with one of our staffers today!

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