Have You Caught the Travel Bug? We’ve Got a Remedy

While many of us long to get paid to travel, very few professions allow for it. However, if you’re a nurse, there is a remedy for your predicament — Travel Nursing!

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For the all the rest of you restless travelers, here the top 3 reasons why travel nursing will help you beat the travel bug:

You can go where you please.

Hospitals are constantly looking for qualified nurses to fill in due to their regular staff taking time off, seasonal population influx (think Florida, Arizona and other warm states where “snowbirds” flock to in the winter), because there are not enough nurses to go around. Take advantage of this shortage, and find a hospital in a city you want to get out and explore!

You can really get to know the place.

Taking more than a couple weeks off from work, let alone a few months, is almost impossible for most. However, because there is a lack of qualified nurses, hospitals will hire travel nurses anywhere from a few weeks to as long as three months. Take advantage of this by taking a travel assignment in a place you really want to visit and immerse yourself in its culture. After your three month stay you’ll truly get a feel for the local cuisine, entertainment and the people that call this city home, so you can decide if this is somewhere you want to travel to again in the future.

It’s almost like you’re on a paid vacation.

Not only does travel nursing allow you to see all the wonders of the 50 states, but most travel assignments pay very well.  Often contracts will include housing cost, travel costs, as well as a benefits package to top it off. Furthermore, a large chunk of the money that travel nurses make won’t be taxed if you travel more than 50 miles from your home.

Sound great? Here’s how you can get started!

Take a quick look through this list and make sure you check off these qualifications:

  • You have to have a degree and be a registered nurse (RN).
  • You must have passed the NCLEX-RN exam.
  • You need to have at least a year’s worth of experience working in a hospital, specializing in the area you want to practice.
  • Depending on which specialty area you work in, other specific certifications may be required.
  • Finally, make sure your Health Documents are all in order. You will want to have a digital “Profile” saved to send out TB, Physical, and Immunizations easily.

Do you meet all these requirements and are you ready to kick your travel bug? Visit our website http://blueforce1.wpengine.com if you are interested in learning more about Travel Nursing.  If you are ready to take on travel assignments contact us now.