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I am getting ready to start the Nursing program and I have been seriously thinking about becoming a traveling nurse. Is this something I should pursue? I need a job that provides me with benefits and I want the extra experience.

I love nursing and helping people. I live in a small town and would love to travel and see the US and work in all different hospital settings to see what it's like other than where I work now. I don't want to stay in my hometown and never know what its like outside of WV/MD and looking back and thinking I could of made a mistake. #registered-nurses #nursing #science #nurse #college #career

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Patty’s Answer

Dear Heather,

I think it's important to get out and see the world! It sounds like travel nursing is just right for you. I have friends who are travel nurses currently and they love it. I say go for it!

Best of luck,

Patty
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John M’s Answer

My daugther recently started her degree in nursing and she has spoken about potentially becoming a traveling nurse. I think this could be a great alternative for a nurse who is not tied down to a certain geographical area and really wants to help an area / people in need. Traveling nurses typically are placed in areas of need that are lacking health care workers. This would afford the opportunity for a nurse to be located in different locations for small time periods (6+ months, etc) of time. I think the important thing to consider is what travel agency you may want to work for because each agency has pros / cons. Some offer health care benefits, 401K, travel allowance, etc. You should do your HW prior to consultanting with an agency. Good luck and I commend you for taking on such a rewarding career.
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