Travel nursing isn’t just a job — it can be a true adventure. If you’re at a crossroads in your nursing career, a travel nursing assignment might be just what you need to refocus and rededicate yourself to the business of your service.
1. Get paid what you’re worth
Travel nurses can often earn generous hourly pay rates and most companies offer shift differentials, overtime and some facilities offer completion bonuses. Some companies even offer referral bonuses to the RNs who refer their friends—just another example of how lucrative travel nursing can be.
2. Enhance your professional growth opportunities
Working at different facilities, from top research and teaching facilities to rural hospitals, enables you to broaden your skill set and learn new techniques. Not only does travel nursing showcase your adaptability, but it also proves you’re always up for a challenge and ready to learn from each new facility you visit.
3. Career opportunities in desirable locations
If you are willing to be flexible and try a new location or type of facility, you will increase your chances of landing your next travel nursing assignment. Nurses who travel enjoy the job security of knowing there are assignment options across the U.S. waiting once their current assignment ends.
4. Enjoy greater freedom and flexibility
Travel nursing provides nurses with the unbeatable freedom and flexibility to choose when and where they want to work. Nurses are able to take time off between assignments to spend time with family and friends, or take an extended vacation.
5. Save on the cost of living
In today’s economy, many nurses are even choosing assignments in cities and states that are known for their low cost of living, further driving down their spending and monthly bills and expenses.
6. Visit new places nationwide
From the natural beauty of the Alaskan frontier to the thrills of New York City, there are no limits to where travel nursing can take you. Assignments are available in all 50 states, from quaint towns in the Midwest to every major metropolis.
7. Avoid aggravating workplace politics
Travel nurses don’t become embroiled in politics or management issues. They go in, do their job and focus on patient care. If a practice environment isn’t an ideal fit, a new assignment is just a few weeks away.
8. Dodge the dangers of burnout
Pursuing a career as a travel nurse is also a way to avoid the “burnout” that many permanent nurses experience. Whether you’re tired of hospital politics or feel as if your career is at a standstill, travel nursing can be just the revival you need. Experiencing new faces and places, while continuing to do what you love most.
If you’re new to the travel nursing possibilities—or if you’re a seasoned travel nurse looking for your next great career adventure, Team Redspot is standing by to give you the opportunities and resources you need to take that next step.
Redspot Healthcare Services represents the next evolution in medical staffing. We match outstanding personnel to the most current employment opportunities backed by cutting-edge resources that make it all go. That’s why our professionals and our clients look to us first for perfect positions and fail-safe support.