Millennial In Medicine: Renard W. @r__walk
Whenever I am asked about travel nursing that old saying comes to mind: “if only I knew then what I know now.” I would recommend travel nursing to everyone interested in a satisfying, lucrative, and autonomous career. I mean who doesn’t want to travel, save lives and make money while you’re doing it!
Of course, there are pros and cons but I think the good far outweighs the bad. Find another career that requires a two year degree, although an extremely challenging one I’ll add, that offers paid travel, six figure salary, touching multiple patient lives, and wait you get to wear pajamas and fresh kicks to work... I’ll wait.
Yes, on a serious note, if I could have done it all over again I would have gone straight to nursing school. Being a registered nurse is much more than a title, it’s respect, it’s trust, and most importantly it is making people feel their best even at the most challenging of times. Then when you add in the travel component it truly is amazing. Being a travel nurse I have the opportunity to see our beautiful country, experience new things, make friends, and of course Instagram about it all along the way.
Like anything there are challenges to being a travel nurse such as: finding housing, living your life 13 weeks at a time, benefits and constantly adjusting to a new work environment just to name a few. With that being said, if you are smart, learn on the go, outgoing, positive, know how to smile, book flights, and pack light I would recommend travel nursing. There is always a demand providing ample job security and job options. Beyond that a job where you really make a difference and feel good about your contribution to society.
Live your dreams, travel the world, wear pajamas, wear sneakers, save lives, make money, post on the gram about it and meet people along your journey. Become a travel (registered) nurse!