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3 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse

3 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse

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Here are just a few reasons to consider becoming a travel nurse.

1. Expand your skills and knowledge base.

Travel nursing makes nurses better nurses. No matter where you work you’ll be exposed to different ways of looking at nursing practice and you’ll acquire new skills and knowledge.

As a travel nurse, you’ll have access to a variety of assignments around the country, from small rural hospitals with only a few beds, where you’ll be a jack-of-all-trades, to large urban teaching centers, where you can specialize in the nursing area of your choice.

Each experience helps you grow as a nurse: At one hospital, for example, you could be learning the latest technique in negative-pressure wound therapy; at another, you could be mentoring staff nurses unfamiliar with this technique.

2. Take control of your career.

Feel as if you’re stagnating in your present position? Tired of the hospital politics? Travel nursing may be the perfect opportunity for you to get a needed change of scenery, literally. You’re in the driver’s seat as a travel nurse: You have the freedom to decide what you want your next assignment to be.

The trick is to shop around for the atmosphere that you want. Perhaps you’d like to gain experience working with sophisticated, high-tech monitoring equipment or exposure to advanced, cutting-edge procedures your current position can’t offer. Or maybe you’re attracted to the slower pace and greater patient contact that a smaller hospital could offer.

The most important relationship you can develop as a travel nurse is with your recruiter because a good recruiter can tailor your assignments to meet your professional goals and personal preferences.

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    LPN2GO

    over 6 years ago

    22 comments

    I STARTED OUT TAKING MY CHILDREN JUST IN THE SUMMER AND WORKING PERDIEM DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. ONCE THEY BECAME OLDER AND STARTED GOING TO COLLEGE I STARTED DOING IT FULL TIME. THE TAX ADVANTAGE GOES A LONG WAY WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS.MY OLDEST IS NOW A SYSTEMS ANALYST FOR APSU IN TN. MY SECOND IS A MASSAGE THERAPIST. MY THIRD IS STARTING HIS SENIOR YEAR AT SYRACUSE. AND MY BABY SHE IS GOING TO BE A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR. I CAN'T SEE THAT IT HURT ANY OF THEM. IF ANYTHING I GAVE THEM THE TOOLS TO MEET ANY DIVERSITY, CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES, AND BE ABLE TO ADAPT TO SITUATIONS, AND THAT CAN'T BE A BAD FOUNDATION IN THIS WORLD.

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