OUR TOP 4 AWESOME THINGS ABOUT TRAVEL NURSING...
Andrew Wettengel / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Categories: Work World, Travel

OUR TOP 4 AWESOME THINGS ABOUT TRAVEL NURSING...

THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH WORK.

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” While you probably would not accept a travel assignment at a haunted hotel in Colorado, there’s some truth to "The Shining" phrase. Life is about more than work, especially when you’re a traveling nurse.

So what makes being a traveling nurse so awesome? Here is a list of perks that extend beyond your work.

1. Duh! It’s the travel. It all starts here, doesn’t it? I mean, how many other professions let you consistently visit other parts of the country and HAVE TIME TO ENJOY YOUR STAY! You’re not just passing through on business when you’re a traveling nurse. Most assignments span around 13 weeks, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to dig deep into what’s hot in your assigned area.

2. Flexible scheduling. When we say work when you want we mean it. Some nurses like to go from one assignment to the next, while others like to take a break in between. Travel nursing gives you the chance to find that perfect work-life balance. Set breaks in between assignments to coincide with family events or even take an assignment in a location that puts you closer to loved ones. Travel nursing gives you complete control to work where you want, when you want.

3. You’ll meet new people. A lot of them. One of the most exciting things about nursing is the fact that you’re always meeting new people. And when you travel, the number of new people you meet magnifies. Travel nursing lets you learn new cultures, traditions and techniques while making friends in and out of work all across the country. So make the most of them! Should you travel there again, you’ll have a friendly face waiting for you.

4. Stay who you are. Just in a different place. Many nurses who have never traveled worry they’ll feel isolated on their assignments but, in fact, the opposite can be true. Veteran travel nurses often choose to accept assignments together, and the internet has made finding new friends/activities in a given location easier than ever. Whatever you're interested in, there’s a Meetup group for it in your new destination. Don’t be afraid to say hi. You’ll be glad you did.

That’s all from us today, but we’d love to hear from you. What are your favorite non-work parts of working as a traveling nurse?

 

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