By September 8, 2009 0 Comments

13 Week Tourist


Being a travel nurse affords many opportunities that a lot of professions do not offer. The most obvious of those opportunities are the wonderful cities and towns you get to live in 13 weeks at a time and sometimes more. Each location will always have something to offer you, sometimes it is obvious and in some instances it may take a little research. Wherever you are headed it would probably be in your best interest to take a little time and find out what that region has to offer.

In this day and age, information of any sort is pretty accessible, thanks to the internet. The best place to start finding information about your next travel nursing destination would be to look up that cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, you can find most any location through this site, > These organizations are quite the resource when it comes to learning about a new city. There is information on everything from getting cable tv set-up, events and history. There you may special offers and discounts, so that you can make the most of your visit and your dollar. You may also want to check your local bookstore or libraries for travel guides and books on specific locations. You can find books and guides of all sorts, from your typical travel guide to the more bizarre and unique. Don’t forget to check the local newspapers and free rags available. There you will undoubtedly find a wealth of information regarding local events and establishments.

If you have the time, before you begin your new travel nursing assignment try and get around and do a little exploring. Many cities offer some sort of guided historical tour where you can learn about your new home, or you could even just take your chances and discover what the city has to offer all on your own. Just think of what your hometown has to offer and you’ll most likely find that your new place has that as well and hopefully more! Who knows, it could be better than what you’re use to? In order to make the most of your career, it is important that you take every chance to discover something new. You lead a life many would be jealous of – so take advantage.

Travel nursing is a great way to make new connections, not only with people but with places too. You may just find yourself falling in love with a place you never knew existed until you decided to become a travel nurse… So what are you waiting for?

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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