WHAT QUALITIES MAKE FOR A GREAT TRAVEL NURSE?
Let’s be blunt: Travel nursing isn’t for everyone. The bigger question becomes: Is it for you?
Every nurse’s path is different, and while only you can definitively say whether you would enjoy travel nursing, we’re going to offer you this guide below of some of the qualities we’ve noticed in successful travel nurses. See how many of them match your skill set to determine if travel nursing is right for you.
* Outgoing. Nursing, by its nature, is a people business. You meet new people every day, but when you’re travel nursing, the number of new acquaintances you make increases dramatically. If you feel comfortable getting to know new people on the fly, both patients and co-workers, you’ll pass one of the largest hurdles of travel nursing.
* Flexible. This doesn't just mean being flexible in where you go — though being flexible here will be a plus as well. It’s really about what you can do, when you can do it and, yes, of course, where. Across the nation there are scores of opportunities to work in nearly any environment and on any shift. The more of these options you can and are willing to take on, the more your choices open up.
* Organized. When you’re far away from your home base, it becomes even more vital that you have everything you need. In travel nursing, organization is paramount in both your personal and professional life. The stronger your organizational skill set, the more quickly you can bring familiarity to your unfamiliar surroundings.
* Adventurous. Yes, it takes a little bit of gumption to consider travel nursing in the first place, but a truly adventurous spirit can totally experience everything this opportunity has to offer. From learning new skills alongside some of the top minds in the industry to exploring every nook and cranny of your new 13-week home, there’s no limit to the things you can discover while travel nursing.
If you possess an adventurous spirit or any of the other qualities listed above, we’d love to hear from you. Hit us up today.