By October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Fall(ing) in Love with Travel Nursing Again


Depending on where you’re located, you may have noticed there’s a change in the air. The trees are changing from shades of green to the hues of autumn. The air; crisp and cool with blustery winds. All of which are signs that the heat of summer is over and soon we will be donning coats and gloves to keep our bodies warm. It’s inevitable, the changing of the seasons.

So what are your options if you’re not one for the cold? Well, if you’re reading this you already must have some sort of knowledge about travel nursing. There are many besides traveling nurses that escape the doldrums of fall and winter and head to more temperate locations like Arizona, Florida, California & of course Hawaii, these folks are known as “snowbirds.” Just like birds, they’ll head south for the winter and return home, once the coast is clear. So why not follow them, for wherever these people go, there’s definitely going to be a need for nurses like you.

Winter Months May Not be for all Travel Nurses

Even statues don't like winter!

With so many wonderful and warm destinations, traveling nurses can easily find a job to last through the fall and winter months. Besides being warm and enjoying constant sunshine, you will have the opportunity to see and experience the beautiful surroundings of the location. Work three days and play the rest of the week, I can’t think of anyone who would be opposed to a little travel nurse getaway? Along with working at top notch facilities across the United States, you’re given free housing, health benefits and you even have the option to take others with you, like your family, friends and pets!

If you have a location in mind, be persistent. There’s definitely a need for traveling nurses everywhere. You may need a little patience and time to do research of travel nursing companies out there with opportunities available… But the payoff will be well worth the wait.

So think of the different places you’ve never been or those that you’d like to revisit. With a little time and energy, you can be on your way to enjoying plenty of sunshine.

Now with that in mind, think about all those travel nurses leaving the colder climates to enjoy the sun. There’s certainly going to be job vacancies in those areas and if you like to enjoy all four seasons, this would be a great chance for you to do the opposite of what’s available to you in those snowbird states. If watching the seasons change you can find many, many jobs available to you in the Midwest, North and Eastern parts of the country. Love to ski, hike, and everything else associated with fall and winter? Locations like Colorado, Utah, New York, Maine, Vermont and even Northern California would be the perfect fit for you. What are you waiting for? Call a recruiter today and get yourself packed for your next travel nursing adventure, be it somewhere sunny or somewhere snowy… The choice is always yours.

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 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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