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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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    HelenRichards

    almost 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

    almost 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

    about 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.

  • Oh_logo_83x85_web-res__max50

    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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