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Travel Nurse University

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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What you’ll receive:

    • Access to a First-Time Travel Nurse Specialist who can answer your questions
    • Step-by-step timeline breaking down the travel process
    • Answers to questions commonly asked by RNs new to traveling
    • How-to guide on creating a great travel nurse resume
    • Detailed breakdown of the benefits you can receive as a traveler