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What is travel nursing like?

Imagine you’ve made the leap and become a travel nurse. You’ve worked with a recruiter and he or she has helped land your first travel assignment. Now what? This video explains what you can expect as a traveler, as well as the benefits you can look forward to.

Video Transcript

What is travel nursing like?

Travel nursing embraces flexibility, adventure, and higher pay while avoiding the drama of internal politics. As a traveler, you will be walking into a new unit that likely operates in a different way than you are used to—and with limited orientation.

Healthcare facilities want travel nurses who are open to new methods and procedures. No two facilities are the same, nor do they operate in the same way. Simply put, you need to be flexible.

Hospitals are typically beholden to some level of guaranteed hours for travel nurses. In order to meet these guarantees, floating to units in which you are qualified to work is often a requirement for travelers.

A draw for many to travel nursing is the opportunity to distance one’s self from hospital politics. Because your stay at any one facility is limited, you have the unique ability to remove yourself from the internal cliques of a hospital.

Simply put, travel nursing allows you to serve others and explore new regions while earning higher compensation.

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  • A welcome packet complete with FAQs, career counseling, and essential travel nursing information
  • Onboarding with a Next First-Time Travel Nurse Specialist
  • Step-by-step timeline breaking down the travel process
  • How-to guide on creating a great travel nurse resume
  • Detailed breakdown of the benefits you can receive as a traveler
  • Job destination advising and housing guides
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Course Outline

INTRO

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What does a travel nurse do?

0:52

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What is travel nursing like?

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ABOUT TRAVEL NURSING

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How does travel nurse pay work?

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How does travel nurse housing work?

1:09

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How does travel nursing with a spouse, family, or pet work?

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Where do travel nurses go?

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TRAVEL NURSING COMPANIES

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Why do I need a travel nursing company?

1:05

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How do I choose a travel nursing company?

1:17

MISCELLANEOUS

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Top 3 tips for first-time travel nurses

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Do I get medical insurance and benefits as a travel nurse?

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