6 Reasons to Work a Travel Nursing Assignment During the Holidays


By Fastaff Travel Nursing

December 23, 2019



6 Reasons to Work a Travel Nursing Assignment During the Holidays

This article provided by: Fastaff Travel Nursing

Assignment During the Holidays

The holidays are most commonly viewed as a time to relax and spend time with family, however there are many travel nurses who jump on the chance to work during a holiday. Travel nurses who work holiday assignments cite it as advantageous to their nursing careers and rewarding in more ways than one. If you’ve been considering taking a travel nursing assignment during the holidays, let the below benefits inspire and motivate you to try something new this year.

1. Higher pay

When you’re a Fastaff RN, you are one of the first responders; undertaking challenging opportunities, and changing communities with dedicated patient care. We understand that it is not always easy and we’re here to ensure your success.

As a way of showing our gratitude for our nurses’ continued hard work this holiday season, we are offering a pay rate that is 1.5 times your hourly rate for ALL hours worked during the holiday week from December 22-28, 2019.

2. A calmer, more relaxed atmosphere

Usually, you will have fewer patients in the hospital over the holidays. Many doctors don’t schedule as many procedures, and people avoid coming in for non-essential treatment.  This can lead to a more laid-back atmosphere with less commotion and stress.

3. A chance to build rapport

When you agree to work on the holidays, you show your employer that you are a team player and that you are willing to do your part to ensure that the hospital or clinic is staffed at all times. This helps you to build a strong, positive relationship with your employer, which can be beneficial to you in the future.

4. More one-on-one time with patients

With less going on in the hospital, you will have more time to spend with each of your patients. This allows you to provide them with more comprehensive care.

5. Intrinsic rewards

When patients are in the hospital over the holidays, they may feel more low or homesick than usual. By showing them kindness and attention on these days, you can help to raise their spirits.

6. A sense of purpose

When you work assignments over the holidays, you are making even more of an impact in your patients’ lives; connecting with them on a deeper level during a time when they may need someone the most.

We hope this article makes working an assignment during the holidays a little more bearable.

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