Nursing is a growing career, offering you many avenues to grow your skills and your professional development. But sometimes you may feel as if you’ve grown stagnant in your job. The hospital may not offer you the growth potential you desire when the positions you want are filled. At the beginning of your career you may not have been able to imagine being bored at your job. But, years down the road, that may be exactly how you feel.
One of the benefits of traveling is the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Traveling gives you options and flexibility, in your location, living situation and job potential. As a travel nurse, you have the chance to work at prestigious medical centers where you can grow your knowledge and skill set. In addition to this, you also have the ability to expand your network and work with leaders in your profession.
Travel nurses have the ability to control much of their own schedule and the opportunity to earn higher salaries and receive benefits. As a traveler, hospitals have discovered well-planned use maybe the secret to retaining their permanent staff. Other hospitals have used travel nurses as a way to recruit well experienced medical professionals. Using a “try it, you might like it” approach gives you the opportunity to assess the situation and determine if it’s a good fit for you.
The absolute minimum requirements are having an active license in the state you wish to practice, one year of experience in your area of focus and up-to-date health records. Of course, if you have more experience, this goes a long way toward improving your ability to pick great assignments. The bottom line is the qualifications necessary to travel are not unique to being a nurse. In other words, as long as you have the experience, the licensure, and health records you’re well on your way to growing your professional career.
On the other hand, another criterion for becoming a travel nurse is the desire to experience adventure. Travel nursing offers you the opportunity to satisfy your wanderlust, take assignments around the country and live in new areas. Talk with your recruiter, who can help you sort out the paperwork and requirements.
The combination of great pay, unique experiences, personal growth, and professional development are reasons you want to consider traveling at least once. As a travel nurse, you won’t be bored and you’ll continue to face new challenges at work, giving you the opportunity for growth and expanding your professional network. Additionally, many hiring managers look favorably on those who have successfully completed travel nursing assignments as it is a demonstration of the nurse’s ability to adjust to changing situations and embrace growth.
At Amare Medical Staffing, our recruiters enjoy working with new or experienced travel nurses. Each relationship offers an opportunity to help a nurse experience growth and support you on a new adventure in life. Call our recruiters today – we are excited to help you live your adventure.