Are you a nurse or healthcare professional looking for an exciting new opportunity? Have you considered travel nursing? Travel nursing offers many incredible benefits and can be a great way to gain valuable experience from the various healthcare environments that you are exposed to during your travels. With that in mind here are five reasons why travel nursing is worth considering.
Explore Different Locations
One of the biggest draws of travel nursing is that it provides an opportunity to explore parts of the country you may otherwise never visit. Whether you want to spend some time in a big city or explore small towns off the beaten path, travel nursing makes it possible. As a travel nurse, you will have the opportunity to work in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities across the country—and sometimes even abroad! This is a great way to broaden your horizons and make connections with other healthcare professionals.
Travel nursing offers more flexibility than traditional nursing positions. You can pick up assignments all over the country or even overseas for short-term contracts that last anywhere from 8-26 weeks. This makes it easier for you to work around personal commitments such as family obligations or other jobs without having to sacrifice your paychecks or income potentials. When your assignment ends, you have the freedom to choose where you go next—or decide if you’d rather have some downtime instead. This gives you the opportunity to explore different parts of the country and experience new cultures while still earning an income!
Gain Exposure & Experiences
Working as a travel nurse allows you to be exposed to various health systems and to immerse yourself in different patient care approaches. It is an excellent way for you to gain access to a variety of medical scenarios and treatments that will no doubt pay off in the long run. You get to experience Magnet Hospitals, non-magnet hospitals, and healthcare systems in different parts of the country. Magnet Hospitals, for example, are considered high performing facilities that promote nursing research and evidence-based practice. On assignments in these types of hospitals, you can learn more about the Magnet program, ask questions, and use this knowledge for any Magnet programs back home. This will help you stay sharp on your skills while expanding your resume for future career options.
Broaden Your Network
As a travel nurse you will be working alongside healthcare professionals from all over the country. It’s a great way to meet other registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and other colleagues who may be able to help advance your career down the road, whether through job referrals or networking opportunities. Plus, it’s always nice meeting people who bring unique perspectives, ideas, and experiences that you can benefit from.
Make Great Money
If you’re looking to make great money as a nurse, travel nursing is an excellent career option. Travel nurses often receive higher pay than traditional nurses because of census and nurse shortage driven contracts. Many of the contracts provide comprehensive packages that include housing stipends or reimbursements for meals and transportation costs associated with assignments. This can result in a larger payday with additional funds to use on other endeavors! Additionally, since these contract opportunities come and go so quickly, there’s higher potential for higher paying rates from one month to the next.
While there are certainly challenges associated with travel nursing, its many benefits make it an attractive option for many nurses who want more control over their careers and lifestyle choices as well as those looking for an exciting adventure away from home every few months! Whether you’re just starting out in nursing or looking for a change after years in practice, travel nursing might just be what you’ve been waiting for! If you need help to get started, Contact ProMed Staffing Resources recruiters at (212) 719-9600 or visit our website www.promedsr.com to explore current available assignments across New York and the tristate area.