Over at travelrngab.com Gary Cox wrote a great post about travel nursing pay and what he believes is a healthy approach for travel nurses to take when it comes to looking at the pay component of the travel nursing benefits package. In a nutshell, don’t sacrifice your life to chase the pay. It is a great post though so I will let you read it.
My take: Yes travel nurses’ pay is most often higher than perm nurses in the same hospital. But if you let this become your main motivation to be a traveling RN and forget the real reason you became a nurse in the first place, which is to care for and help people, you may come to resent not only travel nursing, but nursing in general.
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About the Author: Jeff
My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies
. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for four years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs
from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing
. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.