What does the term “diversity” mean to you? How does it apply to your career as a nurse? As a traveling nurse? So many people talk about how diversity is a complicated topic, but the reality is the perceived complexities surrounding its issues are just that – perceived. Most diversity issues have a straightforward answer, and that’s to treat people like people and give everyone the respect, dignity and representation they deserve. For nursing, it’s no different.
Travel nursing can be a very reactive profession. It revolves around need and often is a first come, first serve basis. That is why it is crucial to be efficient with your schedule. Planning for your travel nursing assignments early comes with a number of benefits. On one hand, you have everything you need ready to go. On the other, you have more time to plan and do the things you love!
If you are reading this, you more than likely got into travel nursing to help others and travel the world. But what exactly does that mean? Is it the ability to travel and to cure your insatiable wanderlust? Is it the opportunities to meet people from all walks of life while you help them better their health? These are all factors that make people jump into travel nursing, but the constant travel also comes with constant costs (doesn’t everything though?).
Your bags are packed. You’ve got your paperwork in order. Your flight is booked. You’re excited to explore your next destination, but is the destination your dream location? You need to be in tune with why you started this career. Was it for benefits? Travel opportunities? Helping others?
When traveling from assignment to assignment, travel nurses are constantly looking for the best ways to save money, simplify life and most importantly, have fun. Nowadays, there’s an app for just about everything. Whether you’re looking for the latest hot spot in your new town or trying to keep all of your documents organized, your smartphone can help you along the way. Solve some of the most unique issues to travel nursing with these 10 apps!
So you’ve worked with your recruiter to find the perfect opportunity! You’ve narrowed the search based on your specific preferences and your recruiter has submitted your application form and skills checklist to the facility of your choice. The time has now come for the interview portion of the hiring process.
We’ve all seen Harry Potter, right? No? Well in the story, each witch or wizard has what is called a “Patronus” that best represents their personality. While we don’t currently live in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, we thought travel nurses deserved their own version of a Patronus that helps express who they are!
You’re more than a worker and this is more than a job. Taking care of others as your day-to-day routine in locations you are unfamiliar with can be a daunting task. So, what is it that motivates the amazing travel nurses of this country to do what they do?
Homesickness and FOMO are two struggles a lot of traveling nurses experience at one point or another in their travels. Real talk: traveling assignments may seem adventurous, but the reality is you leave behind significant others, family members and pets so you can work.