Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to buy new scrubs for each Travel Nursing assignment?
Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
Came across your site today and find it to be a most excellent resource. I am researching Travel Nursing options so I can begin my next career phase. The hospital I work for requires RNs to wear navy blue scrubs. Does a Traveler have to buy new scrubs with each assignment?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
Unfortunately, buying the uniforms that the facilities require is part of Travel Nursing. However, I’ve worked in probably seven different hospitals in the past two years and ALL of them had their nursing staff wearing navy blue scrubs. While it may be more of a universal color here on the west coast, hopefully the east coast will also catch up and “universalize” so that navy blue may be the last color you have to buy.
Hello everyone. I’m a travel nurse originally from Ohio who graduated in 1993 from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus. I completed a critical care fellowship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1994 and started traveling in that specialty a year later. My first travel assignment was in Maui and since that time I have completed over thirty travel contracts, worked with several different travel agencies, and currently hold about a half dozen nursing licenses in different states.
Last year I wrote a book entitled, Travel Nurse’s Bible (A Guide to Everything on Travel Nursing)
, which can be found at TravelNursesBible.com. I am currently blogging on this site and writing a monthly column in Healthcare Traveler Magazine.
I am presently on assignment in Phoenix, AZ and travel anywhere from six to eleven months of the year.