Travel nursing married with family at home

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    I am 27, married with 2 kids, and I am interested in travel nursing. Nursing was my second degree. I am trying to get out of debt and was looking into travel nursing for a few years. My husband has been building his business for several years now and is not in a position to quit. I totally understand his viewpoint. I have seen various post for people traveling with spouses and children. I am seeking feedback from travel nurses who are married with children that are not traveling with you. How has the adjustment been with the family?
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    I don't have the personal experience to answer your question, but I thought it needs clarification. Are you talking about traveling alone, no kids? Their ages are likely to highly relevant to readers so you might elucidate readers about that too.

    Another question you didn't pose, can you relocate permanently? A staff position with better pay will be far better for your family than a travel company's benefits (at least until 2014). I'm going to guess that the nature of your husband's business is that is a no as well, but it is a possible solution.
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    Quote from jbest555
    I am 27, married with 2 kids, and I am interested in travel nursing. Nursing was my second degree. I am trying to get out of debt and was looking into travel nursing for a few years. My husband has been building his business for several years now and is not in a position to quit. I totally understand his viewpoint. I have seen various post for people traveling with spouses and children. I am seeking feedback from travel nurses who are married with children that are not traveling with you. How has the adjustment been with the family?
    Travel nursing doesn't pay much more then a regular staff position most likely. Unless you go out to California, maybe. But in general, I always tell people not to get into travel nursing for the money. All the numbers you hear are probably an exaggeration. By the time you factor in housing, hotels, travel costs, and time flying home to see family, you come out not much more on top. Maybe you could look int agency positions in your area locally or state wide. I am married, no kids, but I wouldn't do this alone because the money isn't that great and it's not worth being away from my husband that long. I'd sooner just work overtime or a prn position if I had a permanent home. just don't want you to be disappointed like I was!
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    I should add, I'm doing this for the experience and adventure. At first I thought money was most important, but Ive come to terms with just trying to get the mot out of this as i can. If money is only driving factor, it will be disappointing, but getting to see the country has been great for me so far (only 9 months) so I guess you have to ask yourself, what is the reason you want to do this?
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    i cannot comment on children, as i do not have any, and think it would/be difficult to travel either with or without them. But i am married and the whole travel thing is the best thi g i could do for my marriage. Granted , i am able to take a couple months off between each assignment to just go home and chill, but i cant imagine that i would want to go bacj to where i have to live full time 24/7 with my husband. i habe been married a long time and cannot imagine a life without him, but believe that for some people having time and space apart really helps a marriage survive to a ripe old age. i believe that there are alot of peop out there that only understand a conventional marriage, and that if you live part of your life away from each other then you shouldnt be married at all, I believe that 2 people are always going to be two people and that no matter how old you are you will both have different likes and intersts. i
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    And i am lucky enough to have a husband who knows i would be misserable if i didnt have my "rabbit hole" to escape to now and then. Its not about forgetting that you are married, it is just about letting a person really enjoy doing what they fo for a living, and enjoying a healthy marriage, both when you are away from each other and apart.


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