– Which Travel Nursing Job Setting Suits Your Needs And Personality
Clearly, the sky’s the limit when it comes to travel nursing jobs. You can choose to start small…close to home, family or friends or you can go big! How about New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Boston or Seattle just to name a few exciting domestic destinations with travel nursing jobs to offer. How about going overseas for travel nursing jobs? Travel nursing jobs are available in English speaking countries like The United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa just to start.
Obviously there is a lot to consider when you’re deciding where to relocate, even if it’s just for a few months. It can be a tough decision, so we’re going to start with one big factor…rural versus urban hospital settings…which is for you? If you’re trying to decide where to look for travel nursing jobs, it helps if you first decide which type of hospital setting you’d like to work in to start.
Rural Settings versus Urban Settings – Personal Life and Professional Life
Personal Life – It’s important to choose a location that will suit your personal lifestyle. Obviously, you won’t be working 24/7, so choosing a location that will suit your personal preferences is of utmost importance. You are less likely to be happy with your job if you’re not satisfied in your personal life. If you’re a person who craves the hustle and bustle of a big city, you’re more likely to be happy in an urban setting. Big city life has quite the allure, and there are so many big cities to choose from. If walking or biking to work and eating out in your choice of great restaurants sounds appealing to you,then you might be happiest in an urban setting.
On the flip side, many people can’t stand the idea of the noise, traffic, pollution and the faster pace of the big city. If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, and tend to like the quite, simple life, then big city life is likely not for you! Most nurses value their time off and many prefer to spend their free time away from crowds. If this sounds like you, you might be better off in a rural setting with your travel nursing jobs.
Professional Life – It’s important to understand some of the differences in rural versus urban hospitals. Urban hospitals tend to have the rainbow of patients and the rainbow of staff. You’ll encounter many different types of patients in urban hospitals, much more so than in rural hospitals since most seriously ill patients are referred to an urban hospital. You’ll also see the gamut of professionals in an urban hospital, compared to just a few in rural hospitals. Many times, urban hospitals are teaching hospitals, so you’ll run into Doctors and Nurses in all kinds of specialties and residents and students as well. Depending on the trauma level of the hospital, you’ll also notice the more emergency situations you’ll be exposed to. Lastly, urban hospitals tend to have the larger budget, so you’ll see a difference in the equipment available…with urban hospitals having more state of the art equipment available.
In the end, it’s up to you which travel nursing jobs to pursue, but it helps to know which type of setting you’d be happiest in. If you’d like more information on the great benefits of travel nursing jobs, check here or APPLY NOW to get started on your nursing experience of a lifetime!