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If you’ve ever heard the Bill Engvall bit, “Here’s Your Sign”, you probably know where we are headed with this. Engvall uses his catchphrase to describe the less enlightened, but we decided to take our own spin on the concept. We’re more focused on why you’re incredible! Check out our list of “signs you might be a travel nurse” and let us know what others signs you can come up with!
You can read and understand a doctor’s handwriting.
- Doctors are infamous for their illegible handwriting, but the true heroes can actually read and understand exactly what the doctor wants.
You crave adventure!
- If you are craving a good adventure, becoming a travel nurse is a great way to help with wanderlust while getting paid! Wondering where you should go next? Take our quiz!
You can go a long time without using the bathroom.
- Well, it’s not suggested that you wait too long, however… duty calls! Take this into consideration: a healthy adult bladder can hold up to 16 ounces, or 2 cups, of urine. As a busy nurse, you probably test those limits.
You love traveling to new places and meeting new people.
- Traveling to new locations every few months is a great way to meet new people, explore unique destinations and to settle the traveling bug in you! If you’re looking for your next assignment, check out our open positions.
You have shoes that you absolutely won’t wear home.
- You know those work shoes that you wouldn’t dare to tread on your living room carpet? Yes, those are the ones we are talking about!
You hear the sound of beeping IV pumps in your dreams.
- IV pumps are haunting us all while we are sleeping. Especially since you change an IV with drugs in it every 24 hours, meaning it’s in your ear all the time.
You can perform a code as you were trained to (without freaking out).
- There’s an average of 141.4 million emergency room visits per year in the United States. You’re probably at the center of those medical emergencies. New and experienced nurses alike can often get flustered in the moment, but you know maintaining your cool is the best way to stay focused.
You consider sleep and coffee the two most important things in your life.
- Getting adequate sleep every day is vital to your own health! Take a look at some of the other tips we have on how nurses can stay healthy.
The thought of working in a new location or hospital excites you!
- If you’re a traveling nurse, you never have to worry about not enjoying the healthcare facility you work at. Why? Well, because you’re most likely headed to a new location after your current work order has been fulfilled! This is only magnified if you travel with us and follow our drama free pledge.
You’ve fought with a doctor for something a patient needs.
- Speaking of our drama free pledge, sometimes you have to put your foot down for a patient. After all, nurses are usually with the patients from beginning to end of their stay. Sometimes that means they have a greater knowledge of what their patients have gone through and what care they need most.
There are so many more “here’s your signs” for travel nurses, but we want to hear your favorites! What are some phrases or sayings that are unique to nurses or travelers that make you laugh, clap or smile? Share them in the comments below or on Twitter @FreedomHCS!
If you’re starting out or interested in becoming a travel nurse, contact us and discover the Freedom Healthcare difference!