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Travel Nursing: Why Become a Travel Nurse?

Travel Nursing Opens Doors

What is travel nursing? Travel nurses are a vital part of today's healthcare industry. Travel nurses fill in during shortages at hospitals and facilities, working assignments that last between 8-26 weeks in different parts of the country. 

Travel nursing jobs can vary in length, depending on the need of the healthcare facility or hospital. For example, a travel nurse can take a short-term travel nursing job for 8 weeks, then move onto a new 13-week travel nurse assignment in a new part of the country.

Traveling nurses are needed across all 50 states in almost all nursing specialties, including Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery, Emergency Room, Operating Room, Cardiovascular, Telemetry, Pediatrics and more.

Travel Nursing: The Advantages of Being a Travel Nurse 

Travel nurses remain in demand. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, travel nursing will experience a 19% growth by the year 2022. Due in large part to this surge in demand, travel nurses are being awarded more job opportunities with higher salaries at some of the nation’s top healthcare facilities.

Depending on the facility, specialty and location, travelling nurses can earn a higher salary than full-time nursing employees. Plus, travel nurses receive full benefits, which include: 

  • Bonus programs and other incentive programs
  • Travel reimbursement to get you to and from your assignment 
  • Company paid benefits such as 401(k) Employer Match, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits

Becoming a travel nurse affords RNs the chance to travel across the U.S., while building their resumes and gaining invaluable experience in various clinical settings.

In addition, travel nursing affords RNs the ultimate freedom and flexibility to decide when, where and how long they want to work. 

For example, you can explore a new destination every few months, and take as much time as needed between assignments—it’s all up to you!

Want to learn more about travel nursing? Check out these helpful travel nursing links below to learn more about travel nursing and how to become a travel nurse. 

Get your travel nurse career started today by becoming a travel nurse with American Mobile! 


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