So you love nursing but you’re looking for something new and exciting. Travel nursing might be the right path for you! Use these 6 tips to get a head start on this exciting new career path.
1. Choose the Right Designation
We have positions open for all kinds of designations including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and Combined Laboratory X Ray Technologists (CLXT), however, most assignments available are looking for a Registered Nurse (RN). Keep this in mind if you have not yet picked a designation. If you have finished your schooling, you’re already one step closer to achieving your travel nursing goals. Please contact us to see what positions are available for you.
2. Reach Out
The best way to learn more about travel nursing and to help us get to know you is to apply! When you submit an application we can get a profile up and running for you and get you in touch with one of our recruiters. They will be able to answer all of your questions about travel nursing and will even let you know what assignments are available to you right now. Applying with Solutions does not mean you have to commit to an assignment just yet, but it is a great way to dip yow toe in and get a feel for the world of travel nursing.
3. Practice Makes Perfect
Travel nursing is a wonderful and exciting field, but requires someone who is well trained and adaptable. Because of this, we ask that all our nurses have at least a year’s worth of experience in the field. Making sure you aren’t overwhelmed in this new environment is a priority of ours. We want you to enjoy your time travel nursing! The extra experience will help prepare you for the adventure ahead and will enhance your time with us. That being said, we love to hear from nurses who are still trying to finish that first year! If you think you might want to try out travel nursing, contact us and submit your application so we can stay in touch and check in with you once you have that first year under your belt.
4. Be Open to Suggestion
Travel nursing introduces you to tons of new opportunities and possibilities. Although we will always do our best to match you with the location you have in mind, we are limited to the needs of the hospital. Our recruiters love to take the time to get to know our nurses and our locations and might even find you a location you’ve never thought of. Some of the best assignments are the ones that you would have never thought to go on. Rest assured, you will get to go the assignment you’ve been planning eventually,but in the meantime, why not try out something new? After all, travel nursing is all about experiencing different locations and cultures so why not immerse yourself into a new location.
5. Plan Ahead
Just like any other time away from home, travel nursing requires some preparation to make sure you have someone to take care of your loved ones or home. We often have assignments that will allow you to bring your pet, spouse or other family members along for the ride; however, we also have plenty of nurses who’d rather leave their pet at home and go on assignment solo. Whatever your preference, make sure you have a plan ready to go so that if a last minute assignment comes up, you won’t be scrabbling to make arrangements.
To stay caught up on the latest assignments available and get more info about travel nursing, visit our job board or check out our Facebook page.