Abbella Medical Staffing agency helps travel nurses find temporary, short-term assignments in healthcare facilities around the world, filling vacancies where needed. You get to see the country, visit unique places, explore the world around you, meet new people, and try new hobbies. In short, you can try different areas of the country that you may want to settle down permanently and help many people along the way. Being a travel nurse is a rewarding career that many strive for.
In our previous blog post, we focused on the education and work experience that is required to become a travel nurse. Below, we’ll take a look at the next steps for a travel nurse career. Reach out to our medical staffing agency to learn more today!
MORE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A TRAVEL NURSE
Find a Great Medical Staffing Agency
Due to the very nature of the jobs of a travel nurse (mainly that the jobs are temporary), working with a medical staffing agency will take a lot of the legwork out of the process for you. Medical staffing agencies already have the connections formed with the healthcare facility and can streamline the entire job application process. Once you apply with a medical staffing agency to be a travel nurse and are accepted, the healthcare staffing agency will do the rest for you. Essentially, you will only have one application to fill out instead of dozens. They will submit their application for you and will schedule interviews on your behalf. Many steps are eliminated in the application process, saving your time, effort, and energy.
Obtain Other State Licenses
Each state has slightly different requirements for travel nursing, and you’ll have to be registered in each state that you want to work in. Abbella Medical Staffing in Baltimore recommends that you begin this process as soon as you know that you would like to accept a position in that state. This will allow you to take a position there as soon as one is available without having to wait for this process.
Decide on Your Home Base
Having a home base is a good idea for when you’re a travel nurse. It’s nice to come “home” after you’ve been away on assignments for a while when you are in-between assignments and catch up with friends and family. You’ll also need a home base for tax purposes. One of the many benefits of being a travel nurse is that you are often paid with tax-free compensation in some form. In order to receive this pay, the government needs you to have a tax home.
Decide Where You Want to Go
There are thousands of travel nursing positions open all over the United States. The hard part is deciding where you want to go! There are so many different areas of practice, healthcare facilities, and locations that the sky’s the limit. Our medical staffing agency can help you choose the best healthcare facilities in your chosen location and begin applying for those locations and positions on your behalf.
Work on Your People Skills
Traveling nurses require a whole different skill set than regular nurses. You have to be adaptable and flexible since every healthcare facility that you work in will be different and have different protocols. You’ll have to be social and have superb communication skills so that you can relate to many patients and communicate effectively with the other staff in your facility. You’ll have to be nimble since your shifts may vary as well depending on the need of the healthcare facility.
CHOOSE ABBELLA MEDICAL STAFFING
Abbella Medical Staffing offers the best travel nursing career and jobs. We advocate for your nurses, and we work for you. Once you are accepted as a travel nurse, you will receive amazing benefits and top-notch job assignments in the locations you desire and the fields you want to be in. All of the employers that we work with are top-rated medical offices, practices, field hospitals, urgent care centers, and more who work well with us and with our travel nurses. From occupational and respiratory therapy to nursing, radiology, and lab work, we have the field of study you are looking for. Visit us online, fill out an application, and let the travel nursing adventure begin!