Q & A
What are some of the pros and cons to travel nursing?
Everyone is different, but in my opinion, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. The pros are that you less likely to get burnt out, you aren’t as involved with the politics on the floor or the hospital, you meet new people and see different places, the money is great (I get paid every week) and you build on your experience. The cons (for me) are just trying to figure out new documentation systems and the policies/procedures of each hospital, you can get lonely at times, and just figuring out the flow of the workplace.
Where do you stay on your assignments and do you still have your apartment in Charlotte?.
You have different options for the places that you can stay during your assignments. I have stayed at hotels and used Airbnb. I like Airbnb better because its usually cheaper and you still can get the same amenities that you have at home. Yes, I still have my apartment in Charlotte. To get the tax free money that comes from travel nursing, you have to have a permanent address where you pay rent/mortgage, utilities, etc.
Do you always know where your next assignment is going to be?
Not right away. I usually get in touch with my recruiter halfway through my current contract and talk about where I would like to go next. I’m not really picky but I do have certain regions in the U.S that I would prefer over others.
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