There comes a time in every caregiver’s life when you have to ask yourself if you want to be a travel nurse. Popping your safe-zone bubble may seem daunting but taking that leap could forever change your life for the better. When you’re making your “pros and cons” list, let us suggest some of the top reasons why you should choose to be a travel nurse.
See the Country – Many people, later in their lives, lament that they didn’t travel more when they were younger. Most can’t, due to the high cost of travel and the inflexibility of their careers. That’s where you are uniquely positioned; travel nurses are literally paid to travel for their career. You don’t have to take time off from work to see the country. You travel to someplace new, work your contract, and then decide where you want to travel to next. Your travel punch-card will be the envy of all your friends.
Meet New People – Speaking of “friends,” travel nurses are always meeting new people. Whether they are nurses, doctors, patients or their family members, you find yourself connecting with people you wouldn’t have if you never traveled. The bonds made traveling can turn into lifelong relationships. Travel today and fill up your friend list.
Make a Difference – Travel contracts are open because a hospital or clinic is in need. They have open positions to be filled. Understaffing leads to a higher probability of patient deaths. When you fill these contracts, you are making a difference. You are literally helping to save lives. Forget Batman; you are the superhero.
Learn Something New – Exposure to new people and places means exposure to knowledge you didn’t previously have. Whether it’s a new technique to care for patients, a new culture, or even just a new way to cook chicken, travel nursing enriches your life and your mind on many levels. Each new contract brings the opportunity to learn a whole new set of skills to add to your life’s toolbox.
Great Pay – Between the travel stipends and the potential for high hourly-rates, travel nurses can make great pay. At home, you cover housing and food costs out of your check, but travel nurses get stipends that help to offset housing costs and meals. That means more of your pay can go to having fun, living your life, and padding your savings.
When you choose to become a travel nurse, you are choosing to embark on a journey that can enrich your mind, body, and soul. If you have any questions about travel nursing or want to explore travel opportunities, the Stat Staff Team is here for you. Click on the chat below to connect with us now.