what is travel nursing?

  1. I read something about travel nursing in the psychiatric nurse's site, i'm wondering what that means? And does any one know what education is needed to be a psychiatric nurse? Thanks!

    elleon
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    I read something about travel nursing in the psychiatric nurse's site, i'm wondering what that means? And does any one know what education is needed to be a psychiatric nurse? Thanks!

    elleon
    A travel nurse "travels;" a float nurse "floats." Get it? Travel nurses "travel" to different locations to work for usually more than a month at a time where they are put up in an apartment (usually) with other travelers. This helps decrease feelings of loneliness and fosters team drinking. Most pysch hospitals are just glad to have any nurse, regardless of ed preparation although some may require a BSN. I know there is at least one travel company that specializes in psych nursing.

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