Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
Hi, I was just wondering if you knew any way to continue education with in travel nursing. I am a medsurg/tele travel nurse but I eventually would like to work up to ICU. Is it possible to do that traveling or would I have to be permanent staff?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
If you want experience in a different specialty in nursing, get that experience BEFORE embarking on a travel career.
Facilities hire you to come in and fill a specific need. Additionally, since you are there for such a short period of time, what incentive do they have to spend resources on training you? It’s unfortunate, but there are little to no opportunities to branch off into another specialty in travel nursing.
Build your core skills (IV starts, foley and NG insertions, time management, assessment skills) and work your way into ICU at your current facility. Sure, this will take additional time, but that time will only help you once you are out on the road.
Hope this helps.