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Name: Travel Nurse
Description: Involves taking temporary nursing assignments across the country and internationally
Practice roles: Staff positions, frequently in critical care settings, cruise ship work, quality management and other special projects, Indian reservations and others rural settings
Characteristics: Diversity; opportunity to travel, often to exotic locations, with paid expenses
Drawbacks: Often little or no orientation time at new location, moving from place to place every 3 months on average, ongoing issues of obtaining licensure, paying taxes and others
Desirable skills: Good clinical foundation. For clinical positions, critical care background desirable as many positions are in critical care. Adaptable, flexible, ability to easily make friends and get along with people
Education: Varies
Employers: Travel Nursing Agencies
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