travel with a family?

  1. Hi, I was wondering what it was like to be a travel nurse. I currently work in home health, but I am really interested in LEAVING. I am married with kids (pre-teens), but they are very willing to move with me. my husband is hoping we will find the right place to live by us traveling around & seeing new places. what do you guys think? is travel nursing to much to deal with if you have a family?
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  3. by   bravegirlamy
    any advice would be grateful.......thanks.
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    I don't travel, but I would be hard pressed to drag preteens around the country. I guess it depends how long your contracts are for, but it would be hard to just uproot them every so often (I was a military child and moved aout once a year - adjusted fine to it, as did my brother, but my sister hated it and her schooling suffered greatly.) Just some thoughts. Good luck.
  5. by   RN who Moves
    I've been travelling for 3 years with my husband and 2 children. My kids are now 16 and 12...were obviously 13 and 9 when we began...as long as your kids adapt well to change and can manage changing schools, it isn't a problem (or if you homeschool). My kids have been greatly enriched by the experience and have always had input into where we go and how long we stay. I say go for it
  6. by   kcrnsue
    I have done travelling for about two years, and just recently took a job with home health. (I was an Ob nurse) My husband and children stayed home. I tried to get assignments within a 200 mile radius of home. I would work my three shifts, and then drive home and be with my family for a few days. I was always on the road. But if you have a supportive family it might be do-able. Just keep in mind that most contracts are for three months, and you dont know whether they will need you after that, so you might be moving often. Good Luck

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