Start Your Travel Nursing Career: What is a Travel Nurse?
What is travel nursing? Travel nurses fill in during shortages at hospitals and facilities for non-permanent working assignments, that often last between 8-26 weeks (depending on the location). Travel nursing affords RN's the ultimate freedom and flexibility to decide when, where and how long they want to work.
Hospitals often face shortages with their staffing due to sudden life changes; maternity leave, leave of absence, seasonal fluctuation, etc. Therefore, hospitals rely on travel nursing agencies, like American Mobile, to ultimately fulfill their healthcare staffing needs. Travel nurses are consistently in demand, making the travel nurse profession a vital part of today's healthcare industry.
Travel Nursing Opens Doors!
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.
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The Advantages of Becoming a Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Salary
Depending on the facility, specialty and location, traveling nurses can earn a higher salary than full-time nursing employees.
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.
Traveling Nurse Job Benefits:
Starting on their first day of assignment, travel nurses receive full benefits. These benefits include:
- Company paid benefits such as 401(k) Employer Match, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programs
- Full medical, dental and vision benefits
- Housing reimbursement
- Bonus programs and other incentive programs
- Travel reimbursement to get you to and from your assignment
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.
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!
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