Finding your next travel nurse assignment can be a daunting task especially when you have two weeks left in your current assignment. Although I could never be a nurse – blood kind of freaks me out, I envy nurses that take the opportunity to travel the world. Truly amazing!
When I interview local nurses, I ask them if they would consider travel nursing and most of them fear job security and the unknown. Fear is a reality to all of us. It’s overcoming your fear that makes life worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, some nurses don’t want to travel; they prefer permanent positions where they can establish a lifestyle around their career. Either way being a nurse is awesome whether you’re a traveler or not.
Having the right combination of eating healthy and exercising is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re working crazy hours or have a demanding schedule, this can feel almost impossible.
Let’s face it! Unlike many other industries, working as a healthcare employee is challenging due to the schedules and time on your feet. Your life likely revolves around; night shifts, rotating schedules, double shifts, and overtime. You may even be a first time mom trying to learn how to balance a career and baby world. Or perhaps, you’ve found a 9-5 position that is providing career satisfaction. No matter where you are in your career, I am confident that you have what it takes to become a healthier person. Continue reading
What You Need to Know
Becoming a travel nurse is an exciting new adventure. However, there are a lot of components that go into a successful travel experience. To that end, here are four travel nursing trends that every clinician should be aware of before they take their career on the road.
Four Travel Nursing Trends
We’ve all seen the social media posts advertising exceptional pay packages for travel nurses. “Work for us and earn $5,500 per week as a med-surg nurse in Atlanta, Georgia.” While it’s true that the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of enhanced crisis rates (for certain specialties in certain areas), this trend is in decline as cases of infection decrease and vaccinations become more widely available. In fact, most healthcare facilities are back to offering their pre-pandemic rates.