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Best Time of the Year to Become a Travel Nurse

December 1, 2015

You can become a travel nurse during any time of the year. However, becoming a travel nurse during the holiday season is especially rewarding. Not only does working during the holiday season provide you with intrinsic rewards, but you can also earn higher pay than you would working in a standard nursing job. 

Travel Nursing Benefits

Working as a travel nurse during any part of the year offers a number of benefits. Some of the most notable benefits include:

  • Opportunities to travel - As a travel nurse, you will have the chance to explore different cities around the country. 

  • Higher pay - Travel nurses receive more pay than other nurses. In fact, in 2013, Fastaff's top nurse earned over $170,000.

  • Guaranteed hours - When you accept an assignment as a travel nurse, you are guaranteed a minimum number of hours. 

  • Control over your career - Travel nurses are able to choose which assignments they will accept, which means that you can decide where you will work and how long each of your assignments will last. 

  • Employment benefits - As a travel nurse, you may have access to many different benefits of employment, from opportunities for continuing education to retirement plans.  

Working During the Holidays

Working during the holidays is especially rewarding for travel nurses. In addition to all of the benefits listed above, you will also experience some benefits that are unique to this time of year. These benefits include:

  • More one-on-one time with patients - Because you will typically see fewer patients during the holidays, you will have more time to spend with each one. 

  • A calm, festive atmosphere - The atmosphere in most hospitals and clinics becomes lighter and calmer during the holidays, allowing you to relax and enjoy your job with less stress and pressure. 

  • Gifts from patients - During the holidays, nurses often receive gifts from grateful patients and their families. 

  • Higher pay - Many employers pay their nurses more when they agree to work during the holidays. That extra cash can come in handy if you are planning a holiday party or simply saving for a rainy day. With Fastaff, you can earn up to $1,500 in bonus incentives over the holiday season. Click here for more details**.**

How to Learn More

If you are interested in working as a travel nurse, now is the perfect time to get started. Contact Fastaff to learn more about this exciting career path.

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