(Last Updated On: January 21, 2020)
Wondering how to become a travel nurse? I’ve been a travel RN for over three years now. Its been three years of learning the ins and outs of the system. Having really awful recruiters and having really great recruiters. Its been three years of finding my own voice, learning how to stick up for myself, and learning how to kill each and every interview that I have. I’ve worked in eight different hospitals, signed nine different travel nurse contracts, and have made countless mistakes along the way. While I wouldn’t trade my journey for anything, I do wish that I had someone from the very beginning to guide me along the way.
How to become a travel nurse 101 – The ins and outs of the business
When I first decided that I wanted to be a travel nurse I had no clue where to start, what questions to ask, or where to even look for information. I didn’t even know how to find travel nursing jobs. I felt frustrated when I typed, “travel nursing” into Google and the only thing that came up were big travel nurse agencies. There was nobody like me, a nurse, to guide me and have my best interests at heart. I felt scammed when I clicked from travel nurse company website to travel nurse company website. How was I supposed to trust these people when they all tell me the exact same thing and I’ve never been through this before?
And that is why I have decided to start offering 1:1 mentoring for nurses who hope to one day take the leap into travel nursing. Its never too early to start!
My goal with this mentorship program is to give you the tools to feel successful and confident as you begin navigating this new chapter in your life as a travel nurse. Instead of sitting there wondering, “How does travel nursing work”, instead I aim to give you the resources you need to be successful and to offer you direction. Lastly, I aim to set you up with some of my very favorite travel nurse recruiters.
I believe that working with me will benefit you in more ways than one. The first three travel nurse contracts I ever signed I was the lowest paid travel nurse on the unit. I did not realize that I should be negotiating for my pay. In total, I lost out on more than $10,000. (Still hurts to think about). I will give you my honest insight into each contract sent your way. Are there any bizarre loopholes? Is the pay package fair? And so on.
So if you’re a nurse who is looking to get into travel nursing don’t hesitate to reach out. I know I can benefit you and make your life easier – you just have to trust, and take the leap.
For serious inquiries or those who have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
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