If you decide to travel, Good Luck to You
and Welcome to the Wonderful World of Travel Nursing!!!!
Not getting involved the politics of the facility.
If you don't like the facility, you are only there for the duration of your contract.
The ability to see different parts of the country, different hospitals and the way things are done in different areas.
The chance to meet varied and different people, and make friends all over.
The ability to make a little bit more money (depends on where you go and how much you work)
Moving every 13 (or however long your contract is) weeks.
Being away from family and friends.
Looking for a "job" every 13 weeks.
Unless you have a tax home, taxes are higher.
Being stuck in a "bad assignment" - not license threatening, just nasty co-workers.
When searching for a company, INTERVIEW many. Figure out what is really important to you, whether it be pay, insurance, etc. Then interview companies to see if they meet what is important to you. For me, $ was not the top priority; insurance, 401K, private housing and guaranteed hours were. So I have been with a company that offered these but does not necessarily pay the highest. Have been with them for over 2.5 years very happily.
I also suggest going to www.delphiforums.com
to the Travel Nurses and Therapist site. GREAT information there!
Good Luck to you!!!