As a traveling nurse you have a greater chance at experiencing fatigue. Besides the normal workload of nurse, you a have the added stress of finding a new assignment every 13 weeks or so and on top of that, getting to your new traveling nurse job. There’s the packing, organizing, traveling and everything in between. Then you work tirelessly for 10-12 hours at a time every week. You’re on your feet constantly and you must be ready at all times to tackle whatever comes your way, no matter how you feel. All these elements can make a traveling nurse’s life seem pretty harried and the one thing that can wipe all that away is sunshine, beaches and a drink with a little umbrella in it – that’s right we’re talking vacation!
Being a traveling nurse, you know that with this job comes many perks. If you plan (and save) accordingly you can work it out to give yourself a little time off between travel nurse assignments and give your feet a break. Now is the time to start planning for your spring break. My one suggestion would be to avoid the popular destinations of college students around this time. There would be nothing worse than taking a vacation only to be bombarded by the shenanigans of all these youngsters and their wild parties and whatnot… Unless of course this is your idea of a vacation, then by all means go right ahead.
There are so many deals available that would suit the needs of an overworked nurse like yourself. What better way to spend a vacation than to be waited on hand and foot? I couldn’t think of anything and many vacation packages you find can include everything from the flight to the food and of course, (ahem) alcoholic beverages. Finding these types of deals can and will make your vacation all the more relaxing. There’s no shopping for the flights, no searching for the hotel and on and on… Nope, all of this is included and all you have to do is just get yourself on the plane and you’re off to enjoy paradise for 6 days and 5 nights! Here’s a little article from an LPN who has some great suggestions on some vacation destinations tailored to you, the hard working traveling nurse.
Here are some great vacation resources for you to peruse. You’re sure to find something that suits your idea of leisure.
Disney Vacation Packages – Nurses receive discounted rates at either the Swan or Dolphin resort hotels.
Travelocity Vacation Packages -Search 1000’s of all inclusive deals, from Jamaica to Hawaii.
Sandals All Inclusive Caribbean Vacations – Strictly for adults – no kids, no fuss.’
There are a lot of vendors out there offering 50% off deals and more. Pick a few places you’d consider and let a local agency or the internet do the work for you… Just have your credit card handy! Good luck and safe travels to you all!
Perhaps, you’d still like to incorporate your nursing expertise while on vacation, and what better way than to literally become a traveling nurse? You could work as a nurse for a popular cruise line or vacation tour nurse and even become a military nurse where you are sure to travel to every end of the world.