Travel Nurses (Nursing)

by Amber Vanderburg

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    00:01 Some hospitals and health care systems experienced a significant nursing shortage.

    00:07 In those situations, hospitals and health care systems will bring in additional nurses from a travel nurse agency.

    00:15 Here are some things to consider, if you are interested in exploring travel nursing.

    00:22 There are many benefits to travel nursing.

    00:25 There is generally a much higher pay grade, you will have new experiences.

    00:32 You can learn to be more versatile in different areas of care.

    00:36 It's a great addition to your resume, and it's a wonderful way to see the world and gain new experiences.

    00:44 Travel nursing can have rich experiences and can be a lot of fun.

    00:51 There are also some drawbacks to travel nursing.

    00:55 You will likely have a very short orientation, especially since you are the team members brought on to fill in because of short staffing.

    01:04 It is for this reason that most agencies will require at least one year of experience before traveling.

    01:13 Similar to a work commitment with organizational benefits, if you do not like the unit you are on, it can be very difficult to get out of the contract.

    01:24 Speaking of benefits, you will not be technically a part of the organization.

    01:30 So, you will be exempt from most benefits offered to in house nurses.

    01:36 Lastly, while a benefit is becoming more versatile and adaptable, this could also become challenging if you are constantly changing environments, and won't give you time to get into a rhythm on the unit.

    01:52 Travel nursing plays a critical part in the health care system.

    01:57 You can consider travel nursing as a prospective career option.

    02:02 Consider these factors as you are deciding if travel nursing is the right career for you.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Travel Nurses (Nursing) by Amber Vanderburg is from the course Transition to Nursing Practice.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Travel nurses are usually given less orientation than staff nurses.
    2. Salaries are usually higher than staff nurses.
    3. Travel nurses do not receive the same benefits offered to in-house employees.
    4. Most agencies accept new graduates with no experience.
    5. Contracts are easily terminated and modified.

    Author of lecture Travel Nurses (Nursing)

     Amber Vanderburg

    Amber Vanderburg

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