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9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

Jeff Long | Scrubs Magazine

Travel Nursing

Myth#9: I have to go where the travel nursing
companies tell me to go.

Truth: This is probably one of the most confusing travel nursing myths out there. Recruiters always work to put travel nurses in assignments that the nurses want. They take the time to learn what the nurses desire in an assignment and for their careers, and try to find a match that meets their goals.

However, at smaller companies, recruiters may not have as many contracts as the larger companies and may suggest assignments that are similar to the one a nurse really wants. If that’s the case, the nurse may have to look at a few different companies at a time to find the assignment she really wants, but travel nurses are never forced to work somewhere they don’t want to. And if those companies can’t place a nurse in the location she wants, there are plenty of larger travel nursing companies out there that have contracts all over the country, so no travel nurse should have trouble finding a job where she wants to work.


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    HelenRichards

    over 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

    over 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

    about 4 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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