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9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

Jeff Long | Scrubs Magazine

Travel Nursing

Myth#1: Traveling nurses have to move
to a new city every 13 weeks.

Truth: Travel nursing assignments do normally last 13 weeks, but they can last longer, and a lot of times travel nurses can choose to extend their current assignment. In fact, this is often beneficial to all three parties involved: the travel nurse, the travel nursing company and the hospital. Sometimes travel nurses can choose to stay in the same city or area for multiple assignments at different hospitals, if there are enough opportunities.


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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

    almost 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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