Not all American patients speak English. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million people in the United States have a native language other than English. All patients need the highest level of care, but this can become difficult with the presence of language barriers. How do you communicate a treatment plan or instructions for taking medication? That's where bilingual healthcare professionals—including travel nurses—take the spotlight.
The bilingual advantage
Nurses who speak more than one language are highly sought after in the healthcare market. As a bilingual nurse, you are integral in providing the right care to patients who speak limited English or don't speak English at all. Consider the following:
Leverage your language skills
Being bilingual is an important skill that can propel your nursing career forward. As a travel nurse, you may find less competition in the job market, helping you to hand pick the positions you want. Also, as bilingual healthcare staff is in high demand, you may be offered positions at higher wages. Most importantly, as a bilingual nurse, you'll be able to help ensure all patients receive the high-quality care they deserve. This can add to the rewarding experience of bringing healthcare to those in need.
Jumpstart your career with Health Providers Choice
If you're a bilingual nurse and you're looking for an exciting new career opportunity, talk to Health Providers Choice about available positions. Contact one of our recruiters today to learn more.