Becoming a Travel Nurse is a rewarding and exciting career choice. In this role, you will have the flexibility to travel nation wide and the opportunity to choose when and where you want to work. As a Travel Nurse, you will provide needed experience and take your desire to help people to every hospital / facility assignment. Travel nurses have some of the most amazing experiences and careers.
There are many myths referencing Travel Nursing. Here, we debunk the topthree myths our Recruiters hear from applicants seeking a Travel Nurse position.
MYTH 1 – All Travel Nursing Agencies are the same.
Of course not. All agencies operate differently and are not the same. Most important is how an Agency Recruiter communicates with you and how well they inform you about open assignments, pay, benefits, and perks offered. Through communication with Recruiters, you will identify if a company’s values, processes, Pay, and reputation are in line with what you are seeking. Agencies comply with legal requirements when placing Travel Nurses, but they are not the same in how they engage with applicants.
Always ask Recruiters key questions and get as much information as you can about their Agency before making a final choice. Every Agency is different.
Connect with a Metasense Recruiter and learn more about our end-to-end Travel Nurse placement service. We are dedicated to helping you enjoy, grow, and develop your career. It’s our promise!
MYTH #2- There is no job stability or security for Travel Nurses.
Not so. There is no shortage of Travel Nurse positions available nationwide; now more than ever. Healthcare facilities are seeking travel nurses to fill staffing shortages due toburned-out staff, medical leaves, sickness, epidemics, etc. so they can successfully continue to serve patients. It is 100% possible to have a great traveling nurse career with continuous work if you are adventuresome, flexible on locations, love to travel, and available to provide your nursing expertise were needed. Travel nurses have become the solution to filling staffing gaps.
MYTH #3- Traveling Nurses are not liked by permanent staff.
False. If your assigned healthcare facility is contracting travel nurses, it’s because they need help easing the burden on permanent staff who have been working short-handed and long hours. The staff will welcome you and appreciate that you have arrived to provide needed relief. If you arrive ready to work without being judgmental about the processes used or comparing where you have been to where you are, the road to acceptance will be easy. You will fit right in. The more you can do to help, the easier it will be to integrate into your new team. By the time you leave your assignment, you will have made new friends.
Don’t let myths prevent you from experiencing personal and professional growth.
If you have weighed the advantages of becoming a Travel Nurse and feel it is the right path for you, MetaSense can help you find your first or next assignment. If you need more information, your dedicated Recruiter will be available to answer any questions you have.Hurry up! And drop a message at