Considering the Growing Field of Travel Nursing

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 15, 2016

bigstock-World-map-The-doctor-presjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjses--106894943.jpgAre you getting ready to go into college and either don’t know what you want to be at all or simply know that you want to help people for a living? Or maybe you know for sure that you want to be a nurse but you don’t want to be tied down to one specific location. If that’s the case, travel nursing may be the profession for you. Travel nurses are in extremely high demand right now so you are basically guaranteed to find a job once you complete your degree.

What is a Travel Nurse?

The title “travel nurse” really explains a good portion of the profession. If you get into this type of nursing, then you will be traveling to different locations, whether it be in the country or out of it, and providing your nursing skills to those in need. When you are assigned to a location, you will be staying there for an extended period of time, such as a few months, and be living there as a local and work in their nursing facility. Travel nurses are giving contracts for each place that they are assigned to go and they have the opportunity to jump into one right after the other or they can even take a break in between.

Benefits of Travel Nursing

There are so many amazing benefits of getting into this type of nursing. If you are someone who dreams of seeing the world, then this job would most likely be the perfect fit. Travel nurses get the opportunity to experience loads of different cultures and learn from each of them since they stay for a much longer period of time than they would if they were just taking a vacation there. They will meet many, many people in the places that they are located and their horizons will truly be expanded.

Another wonderful perk that comes along with being a travel nurse is having very few monetary expenses during their traveling. They are given fully furnished places to stay that are fairly high quality and get reimbursements for most traveling expenses. Plus, on top of all of the traveling perks, travel nurses get incentives, medical benefits, and dental benefits at the very start of their career instead of having to wait for any of them to kick in months later!

Education Details for Traveling Nurses

There are some educational steps that you have to take in order to become a certified travel nurse. You do have a few choices to begin with. You will need to get an associate’s in nursing first and then go get either a bachelor’s in nursing or you can even go to nursing school. Whichever path you decide to choose works; you will most likely be in school for about 4 years in total. You will then have to pass the RN exam to become a legally certified nurse. After that, you choose which area you would like to specialize in based upon your interests and get your master’s degree for that specialized area. Once all of your schooling is done, you are usually required to have at least one year of work experience within your field before you can be hired in as a traveling nurse.

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Topics: Nursing