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Hurricanes and Travel Nursing

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hurricanes and travel nursingTravel nurses can face unique challenges based on specific locations where they are working. For example, the recent hurricane Sandy that stormed the East Coast. When you are faced with an unfamiliar situation like this, what should you do? Should you break your contract and retreat home? Or should you wait out the storm and help the injured?

There isn’t a right or wrong answer. It is of course, a personal dilemma. Nurses always have their mind on others and often forget to take care of themselves.

It’s tempting to think that you are off the hook to come in to work during a storm, but it’s actually when they need you the most. Some hospitals suspend permanent nurses if they don’t show up for work in a situation like this. Do you know what the protocol is for your travel nurse assignment in case of a situation like this? It might be worth asking your recruiter.

What would you do ( or have done) in this type of situation?

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My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing Blogs.com, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

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