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Top 3 tips for first-time travel nurses

Many travel nurse staffing companies push advertisements with nurses on beaches or sprinting to the airport, luggage in tow. The Travel Nurse University paints a more accurate picture of where these travel jobs actually go, and why they choose the destinations they do.

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Here are three tips for first-time travel nurses.

Tip 1: Be flexible. With so many open positions around the country, locking in your first assignment is all about timing and flexibility. Be open-minded about all aspects of your assignment—location, unit type, shift rotation, start date, etc. It’s wise to have preferences, but be careful not to limit your own possibilities.

Tip 2: Be organized. Make copies of your degrees, CV, special certifications, state licenses, CEUs, and medical records. Your agency will likely provide a credentialing specialist who helps you file everything the hospital needs, but have these all documents readily accessible to speed up the process.

Tip 3: Be an amazing nurse! Exhibit the right attitude, be a positive influence, and believe in yourself. You have the resources and knowledge to be successful.

The orientation window on a unit is often short, so utilize every moment with your preceptor and ask questions!

The most successful travel nurses know how to be both confident and respectful.

Learn more about life as a travel nurse with the Travel Nurse University from Medical Staffing Options.

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  • A welcome packet complete with FAQs, career counseling, and essential travel nursing information
  • Onboarding with a MSO First-Time Travel Nurse Specialist
  • Step-by-step timeline breaking down the travel process
  • How-to guide on creating a great travel nurse resume
  • Detailed breakdown of the benefits you can receive as a traveler
  • Job destination advising and housing guides
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Course Outline

INTRO

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What does a travel nurse do?

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What is travel nursing like?

1:08

ABOUT TRAVEL NURSING

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How does travel nurse pay work?

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How does travel nurse housing work?

1:09

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How does travel nursing with a spouse, family, or pet work?

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Where do travel nurses go?

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TRAVEL NURSING COMPANIES

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Why do I need a travel nursing company?

1:04

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How do I choose a travel nursing company?

1:16

MISCELLANEOUS

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Top 3 tips for first-time travel nurses

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Do I get medical insurance and benefits as a travel nurse?

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