Travel Nursing involves taking temporary nursing assignments in different hospitals and other medical facilities across the country, when and where there is a shortage.
The demand for nurses in hospitals and senior care facilities has been increasing; so it is not unusual for some facilities to face staff shortage. When such a situation arises, a traveling nurse is hired to fill a specific position for a period of between 8 and 13 weeks, though some assignments can last as long as 26 weeks.
Benefits of Travel Nursing
Travel nurses have the freedom to choose from a wide range of assignments in different parts of the country and lasting for between two and six months. This means that you can decide when to take time off and for how long. You also don’t get stuck at the same job for long if you don’t like it.
You can take advantage of the short-term work assignments to explore new cities and experience life in different parts of the country, or to get away from extreme weather at different times of the year. If you want to settle down, you can test different places and decide to take assignments around the place you would like to live permanently.
Perks of Travel Nursing
Travel nurses enjoy competitive wages that allow them to live comfortably in any of the 50 states where their job assignments take them. They usually enjoy travel reimbursements, meaning that expenses associated with travel and living arrangements are fully catered for. So you can live in nice neighborhoods without worrying about the high rent prices, and save your money while touring the new city. Moreover, you get a benefits package such as medical, vision, and dental insurance for your peace of mind.
Is Travel Nursing Right for You?
You should consider a travel nursing position if you are an adventurous person who enjoys exploring new places, are social (since you’ll be working with new teams often), and love the job flexibility.