Omaha, NE (May 2, 2012) -- Like most things in life, there are many facets to consider when becoming a travel nurse. Aureus Medical (web: aureusmedical.com), a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, shares what you should know when considering a healthcare career in travel nursing.
As you're working on different assignments across the country, you will have the opportunity to meet many new people and see different places. Even though your assignment may involve longer shifts, the experience of going to new places will make it all worthwhile.
Although travel nursing is a very rewarding career, you may want to keep in mind that your role during most assignments is going to be filling in the gaps where hospitals and clinics are low on staff. This can make for some unpredictable schedules, so you must be willing to work a variety of shifts. Because you'll be adapting to a new facility several times over the course of a year, you will also need to be able to catch on quickly and jump right in.
Orientation at a new location may be brief, so your ability to learn rapidly will be essential. This might be challenging at times, but future employers will be impressed by your ability to keep up in such a fast paced environment. Travel nursing will also give you the chance to learn many different nursing tasks and will expand your skillset for optimal professional growth. One assignment might find you working in a community hospital, and another you could be in a trauma center. You'll never have the opportunity to get bored as a travel nurse!
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ABOUT AUREUS MEDICAL GROUP:
Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest division of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.