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9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

Jeff Long | Scrubs Magazine

Travel Nursing

“Ugh, I’d have to move every few months.” “The staff nurses will hate me!” “I’m too old for this.” Guess what? Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

Let’s clarify some misconceptions you may have had about travel nursing, and perhaps give you reason to evaluate whether travel nursing is a career for you.

First of all, when it comes to nurses who have heard of travel nursing, there are three kinds:

• Those who have heard of it and have given it a try.

• Those who have heard of it and think it’s not for them.

• Those who have heard of it and wish they could do it.

This article is for the third group. Maybe even the second group…once you’ve read this article. Let’s take a closer look at nine common myths about travel nursing.


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    HelenRichards

    about 3 years ago

    30 comments

    I don't understand some myths here, but that is why they are probably myths. People do not understand them. Travel nurses are a category of people we need for certain jobs. They are normal people just like us who travel more and probably have a very nice travel insurance contract. That's all.

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    JoeKeller

    about 3 years ago

    52 comments

    I have been a travel nurse for a few years. It was fun while it lasted and I even managed to stay at a few eilat hotels. Anyways, my point is that you can be a travel nurse for a while and then come back to being in just one place where you want to settle.

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    Cleojane

    over 3 years ago

    10 comments

    Travel nursing is quite challenging. I have 30 years of experience and it was difficult. I agree with most of the statements in this article, except the staff nurse attitude towards travelers.
    It varies by facility, some feel travelers are taking away local jobs, some feel you don't know your stuff because you have to ask questions re: routine. I was Never met with open arms.

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    onwardhealthcare

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    Great post! Two our our recruiters from Onward Healthcare just did a podcast on this topic this past week. We touched upon many of these points as well as the role the traveler plays when selecting an assignment and how working as a travel nurse impacts your career goals. Visit the Travel Nursing Insider page if you'd like to listen: http://www.onwardhealthcare.com/Travel-Nursing-Podcast/

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