How does one become a travel nurse? You can do the research, talk to the people, and sometimes still end up working for a bad agency. What may work for some – may not work for all – and you may get frustrated and give up on the career possibility all together – or if
How to become a travel nurse? Work for a bad agency?
Before I started traveling, I of course heard all the horror stories about how travelers were treated poorly and given crappy assignments – but that hasn’t been my experience at all. In fact – I enjoyed my first assignment so much – I’ve already signed a couple extensions at the same hospital. And I’m actually working days, after working nights for 5 years. So it’s really nice to have this experience for the first time.
A Traveling Nurse Talks About Her Experience: Welcome to “Travel Nurse Interviews,” a series where we introduce you to some of the travel nurses that work for Next Move Inc. Here our travel nurses will give you a little first-hand insight into why they made the switch from staff to travel nursing, what it’s been
Travel Nurse Testimonials: Welcome to “Travel Nurse Interviews,” a series where we introduce you to some of the travel nurses that work for Next Move Inc. Here our travel nurses will give you a little first-hand insight into why they made the switch from staff to travel nursing, what it’s been like since Covid-19 hit
Fox News 4 Kansas City featured some of our Next Move nurses on a segment about the nursing shortage and how travelers are coming in to help! Fox News 4 Story Here: Overwhelmed Kansas City area hospitals relying on help from traveling nurses Hospital staff are overwhelmed and healthcare workers say burnout is at an
Interviews with Travel Nurses: Welcome to “Travel Nurse Interviews,” a series where we introduce you to some of the travel nurses that work for Next Move Inc. This week we’d like to introduce you to Samantha D, an LPN with a specialty in neurology, over 4-years of experience who has been traveling for the last
“I think I made the switch from staff to travel nursing as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. When covid hit – my mental health was at an all-time low. At that time, I really felt like I had lost a lot of control over many things in my life. So when I started
I wish I could say I became a travel nursing because of a desire to help others. That has truly been a bonus that I didn’t realize was going to be a part of this job when I decided to make the choice to become a nurse. The truth is I was a very young mother, married and divorced by the time I was 23 and I had a family to support. I come from a small town that doesn’t have a lot of job opportunities and I was looking for a job that would provide some stability for me and my family. I wanted a job that I could take anywhere, that I could go anywhere with and that would always be there. I wanted to do something I could be proud of and do something that not everybody could do. So, I became a nurse! And 16 years later, I still love being a nurse, even more so than ever before. Especially now that I’ve been traveling and seeing other nurses, this was a good step that I needed in my career.
The thing that sold me on Next Move was knowing that many of the recruiters are former travel nurses themselves. They really know firsthand what to look for and ask for when signing a contract and could preempt any sort of hiccup a first time traveler might experience.
~Jessica, ICU RN
You don’t have to travel far to travel nurse Meet Morgan who travel nurses close to home
Have you heard about local travel nursing contracts? Chances are if you’re an RN you’ve (at bare minimum) considered travel nursing and chances are even though the high salaries may have seemed tempting – you just couldn’t imagine leaving home for 13-weeks at time. Perhaps you have familial responsibilities such as young children or aging
As a travel nurse agency, you may think it a bit odd that we’re encouraging you to take a vacation – but as a nurse first, and nurse powered* agency, we are acutely aware of the negative effects of working one contract after another and never reaping the benefits of taking a vacation. *Next Move
Nurse burnout is a real and growing problem within the U.S. healthcare system due in part to long hours, increased responsibilities and low pay. We’ve all heard the statistics that RNs are leaving the profession at an alarming rate largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent ramifications of that, resulting in increased