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Thinking of Traveling. Pay better than what I am making?

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by Nurse4lifeNC Nurse4lifeNC (New Member) New Member

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Hey guys!  So I have become very dissatisfied with the hospital system I work for.  Horrible benefits, lay offs, management is uncaring, etc.  So I was considering travel nursing.  Where I am there are not many hospital systems to choose from so I would have to drive to another outside town if I wanted to leave my current job.  However I don't want to take a huge pay cut or add more stress for less money.  I was looking to do travel nursing maybe 60-75 miles away each week and just get a hotel, B&B, for a couple nights or rent a small room.  My current is roughly $41 an hour with a $4 shift diff for night shift.  Should I stay and just tough it out or does anyone have any insight on how lucrative traveling could be compared to what I make now?  

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I am not a traveler, but given your high salary I would suggest staying put for awhile and saving up a cash reserve for when you do wish to pursue travel nursing.  In almost any situation, going forth without some sort of cash cushion could lead to some very desperate situations and/or financial decisions made for only short term gain/long term loss.  Eliminate your debts (except mortgage) building a cash reserve for at least 3 months, and THEN go look for travel positions as then you would be in a very good position to look for what you want, and not for the first thing you see (which may not be such a good position).  Anyone really can use advice like that now that I type it.

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