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9 Myths About Travel Nursing Revealed

Jeff Long | Scrubs Magazine

Travel Nursing

Myth#3: Travel nursing is only for young
people/I’m too old to start travel nursing.

Truth: Many travel nurses are somewhere in their late 40s to late 50s and have plenty of nursing experience, which actually makes them perfect for travel nursing. More experienced nurses have the confidence that’s needed to step in and help out right away.

Additionally, many experienced nurses find that traveling in the later years of their career gives them several surprising benefits, such as being able to share their assignments with their family by taking a retired spouse along with them, or taking their adult children on vacation. Another benefit is the chance to embark on an exciting journey after the kids are out of the house or tour the country catching up with relatives and friends who live in other parts of the U.S.

Travel nursing is perfect for any nurse who wants to see the country and explore the possibilities of new career experiences, no matter what stage of her nursing career she’s in or how old she is.


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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

    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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