The life of a traveling nurse is fun-filled, exciting, unpredictable, stressful, worrisome, exhausting and fast-paced all at the same time. I am a traveling nurse and it is one of the greatest things I have ever done. There is so much that encompasses the profession. To experience it, is an ultimate adventure.
What exactly is a traveling nurse? Basically, what is sounds like. A nurse that travels the country, or even the world, performing their nursing skills in a specific location for a short period of time. There are numerous specialties in the nursing field, and most of them have the opportunity for travel. As one embarks on this profession, they experience the world like no other. A person is not just exposed to the romantic side of a place, but just about everything the encompasses a specific area, including: the food, people, culture, activities, living conditions and so much more. Many people in this profession find their new homes while on assignment.
In addition to this, traveling nurse will meet all sorts of people, through both work and personal activities. We learn to adapt very quickly to an ever changing environment and are able to work with all sort of people. This can also bring headaches, frustration, fear, insecurity and loneliness. As traveling nurse, you are away from family and friends and constantly going into unknown territory. With each new adventure, you have to prove your worth. However, the learning curve increases exponentially, you get to experience the world and see things you never thought you would, you make a lot of new friends and basically travel for free. As a matter of fact, you get paid for it.
As I stated before, I am a traveling nurse, and the benefits completely outweigh the disadvantages. I have traveled the country side, seen and done amazing things and made a lot of new friends. Best of all, I met my wife while I was travel nursing. I can speak and write all day about the profession, and someday, I probably will.