My boyfriend and I are currently pre-nursing students and applying for an RN program ADN this february. Is it possible for us to both travel together as nurses and work the day shift so we can see each other?
We are both thinking of children in the future. (When we get out of nursing school
, we're both 20) and was wondering how would we handle childcare while traveling. We dont really want to work opposite shifts.
Is travel nursing a liable option for us?
Oct 13, '06
The problem is this: most agencies want SOME experience under your belt before traveling as the places you travel to will have a vested interest in you being an 'up and running' nurse and not someone trying to learn the ropes. Those hospitals that hire travelers are NOT going to pay money for the primary training of a nurse that they know up front aren't going to be around. That's a serious investment and not an acceptable investment for a 'temp' nurse.
Two plus years of school (it's possible, and even likely, that it will take even longer to get accepted into school so maybe 3 yrs or more before you both graduate) PLUS a year or so of experience PLUS the age of your child NOW, and you are talking about a child almost ready to start school. At THAT point, it doesn't become a 'day care' issue, but a schooling issue.
It won't be fair to your child to move them to a different school every few months. While you COULD homeschool, there goes the idea of not working different or at least, opposite, shifts.
I see nothing inherently wrong with traveling w/ a small child. You can find day care facilities anywhere. Traveling with a school aged child? That's a different story. . .
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Oct 13, '06