9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

Jeff Long | Scrubs Magazine

Travel Nursing

Myth#2: Being a travel nurse means
I have to be away from my friends and family.

Truth: There are a lot of travel nurses who take assignments that are close to their homes and have shifts conducive to getting back home for three- to four-day stretches. For example, an assignment that’s within an hour-and-a-half drive from home and offers three consecutive 12-hour shifts allows a traveler the benefits of a travel assignment with the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of her home and family.

That said, some hospitals and facilities may have radius rules that don’t allow local nurses to apply for travel nursing assignments, but there are still many chances for travel nurses to work close to their homes.

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