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by dicksonnh dicksonnh (New) New

Would anyone recommend traveling?


Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

For the experienced nurse who desires to venture out, yes. I've only travelled within my state. In my opinion, it's no different from being an agency nurse on per Diem assignments, except once an assignment is accepted, the facility does your schedule for the next 13 weeks. Some try to work around your desired availability, but that depends on the needs of the facility.

Traveling is a great experience depending on the area and your ability to hit the floor running with very little orientation to the unit. Some agencies require that you leave your vehicle at home (I think this is confined to strike nursing assignments...not all, but I've heard this from several colleagues who eagerly accept strike assignments).

Pay and benefits vary by agency, facility, and location, and can be daily or weekly pay...that's what I loved most about it.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Moved to the Travel Nursing forum...