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Travel Nursing August 12, 2021

By Melissa Wirkus Hagstrom, contributor

4 Reasons to Book Fall Travel Nursing Jobs Early

From the crisp, cool air and changing leaves to the smell of pumpkin spice and everything nice, there are countless things to love about the fall season. Travel nurses can also enjoy several benefits from booking their fall travel nursing assignments a few weeks in advance.

Fewer crowds, peace of mind and more adventure are just a few of the reasons to book travel nursing jobs early for fall 2021. Winter assignments are also just around the corner, so talk to an American Mobile recruiter about where you’d like to find yourself working and living in the next few months.

Travel nursing jobs in fall 2021: Why book early

1.  Secure your prime assignment and location

Booking fall travel nursing assignments early is a great way to relieve stress, gain peace of mind and boost the possibility of getting the assignments that best match your criteria of needs and wants.

The most-desired travel nurse contracts get booked quickly, as there are many qualified nurses vying for the same position. Planning ahead with your recruiter ensures that you have the best chance to work at these top facilities and locations. If you are searching for an assignment with the highest pay rates or a “hot” city, booking in advance can definitely work in your favor!

2.  Plan in advance for holidays and family visits

When fall rolls around, it means that Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will be here in the blink of an eye. Planning your travel nursing jobs for the fall and early winter will give you a chance to plan holiday visits and schedule time with your friends and family, since you already know where you will be living and working.

For travel nurses with older parents, grown children, or other family members who no longer live nearby, this advanced planning can make a world of difference in ensuring you can spend quality time with your loved ones during the holiday season.

3.  Work with your recruiter to ensure consistent income

One of the greatest benefits to a travel nursing career is the combination of flexibility and financial stability it provides. Travel nurses earn excellent compensation and other benefits such as free, company-paid housing, licensing assistance, complimentary CEUs, medical and dental insurance and much more. When you book your travel nursing jobs in advance, you are ensuring that you earn consistent income and won’t have any inconvenient gaps in coverage.

Your recruiter can be instrumental in helping you book back-to-back assignments. Or, if you are looking to take a vacation or time off in between assignments, your recruiter can work around those situations, too.

4.  Enjoy the perks of travel nursing in the fall

The end of the summer season signals a few perks for nurse travelers: lower prices on travel, lodging and attractions, as well as cooler weather and less crowds. In fact, these are just a few of the advantages that come with traveling in the fall. If you are eager to explore new cities and get out and enjoy yourself when you are not working, a fall assignment could be the perfect fit for your lifestyle and goals.

Communicate often and be open to possibilities

If you are interested in booking fall travel nursing assignments, it is important to maintain open communication with your recruiter. Start the conversation early and be clear about any “must-have” requirements, while being willing to negotiate on some details of your next travel nurse contract.

For example, if you need to stay on the West Coast for family reasons, make sure you let your recruiter know. Or if you are eager to take book travel nursing jobs in a teaching hospital or Level 1 trauma center, let him or her know that, too. Keep in mind, however, that flexibility during your job search will give you more options, allow you to explore new places and create a more enriching travel nurse career.

Another way to keep up on the latest job openings at American Mobile is with the AMN Passport app, which allows you to find, book and manage assignments right from your smartphone. If you see something of interest, you can let your recruiter know, right from the app. You can also track your time and pay details and manage credentials.

Are you ready to try travel nursing this fall or winter? APPLY TODAY to connect with an American Mobile recruiter who can get you started. 

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