Aug 04, 2023
Debunking Myths about Travel Nursing: Part 1
Travel nursing has become an increasingly popular career choice for those seeking adventure and flexibility in their healthcare career. Along with the growing interest, there are several myths that can mislead nurses who may be considering travel nursing as a career option. Here are a few common myths debunked about travel nursing.
Myth: Travel nursing is only for young professionals.
A common myth surrounding travel nursing is that it’s exclusively for young nurses with no commitments or ties. In reality, travel nursing appeals to a diverse range of individuals. Many travel nurses embark on assignments later in their professional life, when they are looking for a change of pace and adventure. In addition to this, many healthcare facilities appreciate the knowledge that comes with many years of experience from seasoned nurses. Travel nursing can be an excellent choice for those who are seeking flexibility in their career, regardless of their age.
Myth: Travel nurses lack job security.
Concerns about job security can deter nurses from pursuing a career in travel nursing. However, the demand for skilled nurses in various locations consistently remains high. Hospitals and healthcare facilities rely on travel nurses to fill staffing gaps caused by seasonal fluctuations, staff shortages, or because of special circumstances. As long as nurses have a flexible and adaptable attitude, they can enjoy a steady stream of job opportunities. Aequor’s team of recruiters are always available to help nurses find the perfect assignments that fit their needs.
Myth: You can’t travel to assignments with pets.
Many travel nurses bring their pets along for the ride on assignments! There are a variety of pet-friendly options, including rentals and extended stay hotels, where you can stay with your furry friend during your travel assignment. Pets can bring you comfort while traveling, and animals love to be anywhere with their owner. For more tips about traveling to assignments with your pets, read our article, Healthcare Travelers Traveling with Pets—It Can Be Done!
We hope that these debunked myths provide more information about the benefits of a career in travel nursing. If you are looking for more helpful tips to a successful travel nursing career, check out some advice from one of Aequor’s knowledgeable RN recruiters. If you are considering a career in travel nursing, or you’re a veteran traveler looking for your next assignment, visit the Aequor Talent Portal to browse our open position and get connected with one of our dedicated recruiters today.
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