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Top 5 Summer Destinations for Travel Nurses

Written by Rose Torrento on Friday, June 09, 2017 Posted in Travel Nurse Tips


Summer is the perfect time for a change of scenery — especially for travel nurses! Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, a new state or city can open a world of possibilities for future assignments no matter your specialty. Find something new on our list of hot summer travel nursing destinations!


Boston health care facilities offer some of the highest travel nursing salaries in the industry, making this area a lucrative option. Top high-rated hospitals and specialty clinics in the area include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The city also offers several fun attractions such as the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Arnold Arboretum. Perfect summer activities near the water include bike tours, sailing lessons, or simply relaxing on the beach!


Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a change from urban or even suburban settings may want to consider Alaska. Many residents receive care at remote clinics that have a steady need for nurses, and Health Providers Choice (HPC) has available assignments in Anchorage, Bethel, and Ketchikan. All the beautiful scenery and wildlife that you could see while in the Pacific Northwest might easily make the decision to take an Alaskan assignment well-worth your time. There are also plenty of summer activities in this wondrous region such as hiking, fishing, and going on a day cruise.


Houston stands out as a city with some of the top innovations in modern health care. Houston hospitals are among the best, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Medical Center, and Texas Children's Hospital. HPC has openings for RNs and radiology technicians in this area. There is also an abundance of things to do, including watching performances in the Theater District, touring Space Center Houston, taking a bike ride around Buffalo Bayou Park, and visiting nearby Galveston and Clear Lake.

Burbank, California

If getting out to the beach when you have time is high on your list, Burbank is a good place to consider. It’s in close proximity to several television studios and Disneyland, which means there are residents of all ages with diverse health needs. A high demand for nurses and a nice pay rate contribute to the city's allure for travel nurses. Being in the midst southern California allows for limitless adventure: Tour Warner Bros. studio, go horseback riding in Griffith Park, or watch a baseball game at Dodger Stadium.


Denver is a very attractive option for those who want to work in an area with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and ski areas at Vail and Aspen are among some of the top attractions — even during summer months! Not to mention there is almost always something going on downtown, whether it’s a sports game, festival, or concert. Top hospitals in the area include Porter Adventist Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, and Children's Hospital Colorado.

With great destinations like these available, how can you decide? As a travel nurse, you can find the position that's right for you by partnering with the right travel nurse company.

At HPC, we're here to help you find the next travel nursing position in your ideal location. Contact us online or give us a call at 888-299-9800 for access to resources and answers to your questions.

About the Author

Rose Torrento

Rose Torrento

Rosemarie Torrento has worked in health care for more than 26 years, beginning as a registered nurse in 1988. Early in her nursing career, Torrento worked as a freelance contract nurse before accepting a position in nursing administration. During her 17-year tenure in that role, she oversaw nursing employment and travel nurse contracting at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital in Michigan. Understanding the challenges travel nurses faced, Torrento founded Health Providers Choice Inc. (HPC) in 2003. Through Torrento’s extensive experience and her role as President and CEO, HPC provides travel placement of registered nurses and allied health professionals to hospital systems nationally.