Ever since I decided to become a nurse, which was towards the end of high school, I learned about the interesting field of travel nursing. I learned how you can live all over the country and even the world while using life saving skills in an area where you are truly needed. Not only that, but get paid to do so, travel and all. In short, traveling nurses are needed in areas where there are critical staffing needs.
Wow, this just sounded too good to be true. However, it wasn’t. After speaking to many nurses in the field, I realized that this was legit. I knew at this point, I would become a traveling nurse. Somehow, someway, someday, I would become a traveling nurse. I graduated nursing school in 2006, and immediately began working. Long story short, I eventually got into the field of dialysis, which I loved more than anything else I had done. I excelled at this field more than anything else too. After about a year and a half, I contacted the travel nursing division of my company and I was all set.
In the spring of 2010, I officially became a traveling nurse and had my first assignment in Colorado. I thought I would do this for only a couple of years, but nine years later, I am still going strong. I have loved this field. I have worked all over the country with great people. I met my wife while travel nursing. Finally, I have had the opportunity to become an author of multiple books. Whatever comes my way in the future, my experience as a traveling nurse will be irreplaceable.
Is travel nursing for you? The only way to know is to try!