5 Benefits of Travel Nursing
Curious what perks you’ll have as a travel nurse? We’ve put together a list of the top five benefits nurses experience as they travel from place to place.
1. Explore New Places
If you have a number of locations you want to visit or live in, then this career path is the perfect way to cross those places off your list. With travel nursing, you pick the city you want to work in and find available job assignments in that area. Contracts for travel nurses are typically 13 weeks. Though there are various job orders for periods of 4 – 26 weeks or longer. So it’s the perfect way to see and explore a new place, and then move on to the next.
ECMStaffing can do the hard work for you and find a travel assignment that suits your needs in the area of your choosing. Feel free to reach out to us to get the process started.
2. Advance Your Clinical Skills
All kinds of nurses are needed for travel assignments, and in all sorts of facilities. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out a new type of facility or field and see if it’s something you want to pursue further. With short time commitments, you can feel at ease knowing that this placement is not permanent.
Travel nursing will introduce you to people of many different backgrounds. This sort of experience allows you to further develop your communication and people skills, and carry that with you to your next destination. This comes not only from patient interactions, but from the new healthcare professionals you will work alongside.
3. Meet and Connect with New People
From fellow travelers and city locals to other healthcare professionals, you’re going to interact with all new people when you’re a travel nurse. Giving you the perfect opportunity to build on your professional network and even make new friends. The constant change between locations and facilities gives you countless interactions that could turn into meaningful relationships.
4. Receive Great Incentives
Traveling from place to place isn’t always easy, so you’re rewarded with great incentives. Travel nurses are often compensated more than those directly employed by the facility they are working in. Giving you more financial stability as you’re exploring new places. Additionally, working with a medical staffing agency may bring you other benefits. Some of the perks you’ll enjoy at ECMStaffing are:
- Health and Vision Insurance Plans
- Simple IRA Retirement Plans
- Travel Stipends
- Contract Extension Bonuses
- Certification and Immunization Reimbursements
- Relocation Allowances
5. Enjoy flexible schedules
As you’re narrowing down your list of locations you’d like to work in, you’ll notice a variety of different schedules to choose from. If you have a set schedule in mind, you can look for travel assignments that align with what you need and want. Schedules vary in terms of contract lengths and working hours. So you get to find the perfect fit and stick with it for the rest of your term.
Looking to be home for certain events or to be with family and friends? Or maybe you know you want a break after a few months? You’re sure to find travel assignments within your availability. If you don’t want to do the searching, let us help you find the perfect schedule and location.
Ready to enjoy the perks of an in-demand career with exciting travel opportunities? Reach out and connect with a recruiter today. View current travel nursing opportunities or call us at 253.475.0695.