October 22, 2014
Article by Global Pre-Meds
Hospital doctor shadowing & global health experience programs.
Travel nursing is a hugely popular field of nursing and for good reason too. You get to visit new places, work with different kinds of people and get paid very well to do all of these things. While there are an abundance of reasons that make this path so popular, here’s a detailed look at the top three perks of travel nursing.
As a travel nurse, you will never face the dilemma of having to choose between travelling and working. For those who want to travel and see new places, travel nursing is the perfect solution. Instead of a regular job where you have to take time off from work to travel, here you will be travelling as part of the job! And what better way to see the world than to get paid to do it. You can often choose your cities too. You can choose your destination based on the climate or the time of the year or just to get a taste of the local cuisine. You can get a job close to your family during the holiday season and go to a hot place like Florida during the winter if you don’t enjoy the cold.
What’s more, on your days off, you can take time to explore the place and do all the sightseeing you want.
The great thing about this job is that you are not tied down to a single institution or a single boss. You can choose the kind of assignments that you like. You can form your own goals and it is much easier to get to these goals when you are a travel nurse. Travel nurses have a lot more experience with dealing with different cultures and working conditions. You will learn of new diseases and learn how to work using different methods. This is great because your skill set will improve tremendously and you will be considered for higher positions sooner in your career. Another great part is that you will interact with various different people. You will work alongside different kinds of nurses, you will assist different kinds of doctors and you will be taking care of different kinds of patients. This exposure is a huge advantage and it will give you a lot of nursing experience in a short time.
Travel nursing also offers you a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can take time off between jobs and you can travel when you feel like it. If you plan on settling down in one place in the future, you would have been to enough cities thanks to your job and you will have a better idea of the pros and cons of living in each of these places. Nursing stints are usually long enough for you to feel comfortable in a place and make new friends. This means that you will have the advantage of meeting a number of people, forming new friendships and still being able to experience new things.