Traits of a Travel Nurse
STRONG SKILL SET
Being a traveling nurse challenges your skills to their limits at times. Sometimes you are expected to be more knowledgeable than the staff you work with. The ability to juggle difficult assignments, problem solve and figure out why your patient’s electrolytes are completely whacked is a strong travel nurse charateristic to possess.
A good set of organizational skills and the ability to work from a “to do” list are invaluable in the traveling nurse career.
STRONG PEOPLE SKILLS
Meeting new co-workers and having a whole new set of personalities to interact with every 13 weeks requires someone who is outgoing, friendly and cheerful. You don’t have to be an extrovert but it helps.
Are you the type who can say quietly “Doctor, your patient is in trouble now”? Being able to clearly state your needs and the needs of your patient is always a skill that a nurse should have; Even if she does not choose to have a travel nurse career.