Five Reasons You Should Consider Travel Nursing

Written by Super User on Sunday, December 29, 2013 Posted in Industry News

Are you a nurse who's ready for a change? You may want to consider travel nursing. With the option to see new places, meet new colleagues and enrich your nursing career, travel nursing can offer you many benefits. It's an up-and-coming career choice.

Why travel nursing?

Due to the nursing shortage in the United States, nurses are in high demand. That means more job opportunities and the potential for higher pay. In addition, the Affordable Care Act, ICD-10 code conversion and even flu season are creating the demand for more nurses. If you're willing to travel for placement, you'll open up an entire country full of opportunities to learn and grow in your nursing career.

Is travel nursing the right “move” for you?

Maybe you're just beginning your nursing career, or maybe you're a seasoned professional looking for a change. No matter where you're coming from, you'll want to consider the aspects and benefits of becoming a travel nurse.

As a travel nurse, you'll have the opportunity to:

Determine your career path. If you're new to nursing or would like to experience a different healthcare setting, short-term travel nursing assignments are a good choice. You'll be able to experience nursing placement in a variety of fields, including intensive care, labor and delivery, and geriatric care.

Create new job opportunities. Travel nursing will provide you with hands-on training in the setting of your choice. You'll be able to expand your nursing knowledge, which can open up doors to other job opportunities. You can work with your recruiter to find a nursing position that fits your unique needs and interests.

Add to your cultural experience. As a travel nurse, you can decide where you'd like to go. Nursing assignments generally last from 13–26 weeks and are available at locations all across the country. On your time off during placements, you can take in the sights, sounds and culture of the area, or visit with friends and family that live nearby.

Strengthen your positive attitude. Do you feel stagnated in your career? By traveling to a new place, working in a new setting and meeting new people, you can breathe new life back into your job. Travel nursing allows nurses to gain a fresh perspective, adding to a positive outlook.

Boost your overall well-being. By traveling to new healthcare settings, you'll be required to adapt to new situations, facilities and co-workers. Good adaptation skills help you become more resilient and can, in turn, help you manage your stress levels. This can improve your overall well-being.

Travel nursing is an excellent opportunity for nurses! Consider these five benefits when weighing your decision to become a travel nurse.

Are you ready?

If you're ready to consider travel-nursing placement, contact Health Providers Choice. Our recruiters will set you on the path toward a bright, new future!

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