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Traveling with health issues?

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in ICU.

So I am a BSN RN with 1 year of ICU experience. I am also currently a charge nurse in my unit. I also have 5 years of respiratory therapy experience in ICU/CCU and ER. My husband is a surgical tech and we are both interested in traveling. However, I have some reservations about it and most of it is due to anxiety and my back problems.

I have had 2 microdiscetomys in the past 5 years. I am currently in the middle of a series of epidural steroid injections. My back hurts a little everyday but my current employer is understanding and I work fine with a 25lb weight limit.

my goal is to go to CRNA school eventually. The cost of attendance is something that is holding me back. After some talks with travel nurses, they agree that traveling may not only give me more experience but also help me save for school. I would want to travel locally at first, within 2 hours of home to see if I like it. I also prefer nights and weekends/holidays don’t bother me.

I like to travel and see different areas. It’s just me and my husband and our two cats. I’m such a home body though that I am not sure if traveling is for me. I’m also concerned about my health. What if I get hurt on a job? What if they don’t even want me because I am a liability?!

what do y’all think? Anyone work as a traveler with a bad back? What are some issues you had to overcome? Is it really more money?


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