Everything There is to Know About Travel Nursing

But what does it take to meet the demands of the nursing-on-the-go lifestyle? Along with empathy and psychological stamina, exhibiting consistent judgment and team-centric enthusiasm makes a nursing professional shine.

 

But when it comes to tackling the challenges of a traveling nursing assignment, here’s everything you need to know about the industry:

 

Experience Requirements

 

In addition to basic licensing and certification requirements, most assignments require you to have at least one year of experience in nursing. If you’re planning to work in an area of specialization, you need to have experience in this specialty prior to applying.

 

Great Salary

 

Travel nurses earn anywhere from $65,000 to $95,000, depending on experience and specialty. And some assignments pay even more. As well, some of the money that travel nurses earn comes as stipends, which is non-taxable income.

 

The earning potential for traveling nurses is quite larger than staff nurses but it’s important to work with an experienced staffing agency to secure contracts with salaries and benefits that are commensurate to the job.

 

Excellent Benefits

 

Staffing companies often provide a generous combination of health benefits, housing or a housing allowance, 401K retirement investment, travel reimbursement and even a dedicated staffing reportative that’s available to you around the clock.

 

While you get to pick your destination, flexibility is valuable on a personal level because it gives openness to different work schedules and different hospital environments, which expands access to more opportunities.

 

As well, flexibility on assignment allows you to transition between different floors and units with excitement, rather than anxiety. Flexibility is a key trait for employers because it signifies your ability to complement their existing staff nursing team.

 

Not to mention, you’ll get to meet some interesting people and even pick up some non-clinical skills, such as marketing.

 

Ready to learn more about the different career paths you can take as a Traveling Nurse? Pioneer Healthcare Services is here to help!

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