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By February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Everyone Needs a (Spring) Break


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!

Nurses head to the beaches for vacations.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 h and 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.

S and als 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 h and y! 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.

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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