Finding the best travel nursing company for you is no small task. You should interview recruiters, understand what motivates you as a traveler, and know what “fluff” to take with a grain of salt and what deserves extra analysis. Read more
Arizona is a beautiful state. We know because we’ve seen the pictures from our travelers’ adventures! If you haven’t yet made it to this southwest state, you’ll find much to see and do. Add these tourist locations to your bucket list:
Guided tours are required to see this sandstone formation. And to experience the Read more
The nurses we work with say travel nursing is one of the best jobs in the world. They enjoy the perks of traveling the country, seeing beautiful places, and getting paid well to do it. But, that’s not what travel nursing is really about.
It’s about being flexible, reliable and putting patients first.
“I am there to fill the needs of the facility,” says Jody J., travel LPN. Read more
Growing up I had a relative who was a traveling nurse, and my family spoke of her like a superhero! My family pushed me to consider nursing due to the job security and opportunities—so I’ve always known it’s what I would do. I have dreamed of traveling the world, and know my purpose in this world is to help others. What better combination than to become a traveling nurse!
Keisha E., RN is a first-time traveler with Cariant Health Partners, currently enjoying her travel nurse assignment in the Pacific Northwest. We recently asked our travelers what their favorite memory has been while on assignment with Cariant. Keisha sent us this note:
My latest adventure brought me to Washington State for a travel assignment at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. I was eager to leave for my trip but more excited to drive across 10 states to reach my final destination: Lynnwood, Washington. Read more
At Cariant Health Partners we work with a lot of amazing travel nurses. This month we interviewed travel nurse Lanita W., currently on assignment in Warsaw, Virginia.
What got you interested in travel nursing?
I have always dreamed of being a traveling nurse, even before I entered nursing school. My grandmother’s niece was a nurse and traveled to Hawaii, where she met her husband and settled. My family always talked about how great of a job that would be, and I’ve been hooked on the idea since highschool. When I became a nurse I knew it was my goal, but I had to wait two years for the experience. In the meantime, I settled down Read more
We recently asked our travel nurses to answer the question, “What do you love about travel?”
Their answers ranged from short-and-sweet and concisely accurate to an ode to recruiters. Here are a few of the responses:
“I love traveling because I love to meet new people, new surroundings and most of all I get to help someone who needs my help.” – Rogeria C., CNA Read more
Unlike travel therapy, nurses need a few years of experience under their belt before clients are likely to consider them for travel staffing needs.
One Year vs. Two Years
Two years is best, but you can be submitted for consideration with one year of experience. The two years will make you more marketable in competitive locations. If you don’t have at least two years of experience it can be difficult to land a contract, but don’t rule yourself out completely if you only have that initial 12 months. Read more