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The Benefits of Travel Nursing

February 6, 2015

Travel nursing requires a special kind of nurse. Not only do you have to be away from home for long periods of time, but you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone and into a new environment. Because of the flexibility required, travel nurses often reap additional benefits that many staff positions don’t offer.

Benefits of Travel Nursing

  • Job availability - Fastaff has hundreds of travel nurse openings available at any given time. Once an individual has met the basic qualifications required to become a travel nurse, he or she can start a job whenever it is convenient. 

  • Higher pay - Travel nurses earn a premium wage for their services that is considerably higher than wages earned by other nurses. In fact, Fastaff travel nurses earn an average of $101,288 for 36 weeks on the job. 

  • Benefits - Travel nursing jobs often offer day-1 benefits, such as medical insurance, licensing reimbursement, travel allowances and retirement accounts. 

  • Lodging - Travel nurses often receive free lodging in a hotel or apartment located close to their assignment. 

  • Freedom and flexibility - Travel nurses can typically decide where they want to work, how long they want to stay and what part of the hospital they would like to work in. 

  • Leisure time - During their time off, travel nurses are able to take in the sights and enjoy the culture of the area surrounding their assignment. This allows nurses to experience locations they may never have seen without their travel nursing assignment. 

  • Friendships - Travel nurses often build lifelong friendships with the individuals they meet while on assignment. Once the assignment is over, nurses can keep in touch with their new friends via email, telephone and social media. 

Nurses with a sense of adventure who like to meet new people, see new places and earn extra cash will find travel nursing to be both beneficial and enjoyable.

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