Pros Of Being a Traveling Nurse

There are many different pros and cons to being a traveling nurse. It can be exciting being able to travel around the country or even the world, helping those in need. You may go to some of the places that need your services the most, whether it is a natural disaster area, like Haiti, or an area where there are a lack of medical services, like in some third world countries. With travel assignments that can last up to and in some cases more than 13 weeks, you don't have to worry about getting caught up in office politics that seem to always creep into nursing facilities.

One of the nicest things about being a traveling nurse is that it can really be a working vacation. If you are tired of dealing with Winters where you live, you can travel to warmer climates like Hawaii, or Florida, or to the Caribbean even. The same is true if you live in places that get extremely hot in the Summer. You can also travel to exotic lands, Africa, Europe, and wherever your needed. You also don't have to worry about paying to travel to these locations, and you still get to do what your were born to do, help people less fortunate than you are.

When you are a traveling nurse, you get more money in your pocket. There are bonuses for referral bonuses, contract bonuses, and most companies pay by the week. You can also enjoy many different tax breaks. Then there is the fact that traveling around can look really good on a resume, and if you ever think about relocating to a certain place, you can go there as a traveling nurse to see what it's like before you commit to actually moving there.


Gail Esparan