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By The Gypsy Nurse

June 19, 2013



What?! There’s a Conference for Travel Nurses?!

Did you know there’s an Annual Conference for Travel Nurses (and travel medical professionals).  If you haven’t heard about it you are missing out; I’m here to give you the ‘low-down’ the ‘scoop’ or whatever you want to call it!

What is the Travelers Conference?

According to the official website: “The Travelers Conference is held annually and has grown into the largest single gathering of healthcare travelers in the United States. Organized by volunteers who are themselves current or former travelers, the sole purpose of this event is to provide a relaxed setting that gives travelers an opportunity to network with other travelers and industry insiders, earn some excellent CEUs, meet agency representatives in a relaxed, low-pressure setting, and plainly enjoy a tax-deductible Vegas trip.”

The Travelers Conference is now in its 6th year (as of the publication of this article).  It is growing in recognition throughout the Travel Staffing Industry, mostly through word of mouth.  The Travelers Conference is highly supported by Industry Experts such as PanTravelers, TravelTax, and (you guessed it…) The Gypsy Nurse.

Who attends?

The Travelers Conference is attended by Nurses, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Students, and what I like to call “Dreamers,” those that are in the medical field and exploring the idea of traveling for a living.  The majority of the attendees are female and nurses, representing the industry demographic as a whole. Age ranges of the attendees are varied across a wide range from early to mid-twenties to those nearing retirement. Travel Medical Professionals and anyone interested in learning more about this unique specialty are all welcome to attend.

Why is it important to the industry?

The Travelers Conference is an important asset to the Travel Medical Staffing Industry.  It allows travelers to connect, share information, meet, and develop a peer network; it’s important for the educational value.  Being a travel medical professional is a unique specialty in nursing or therapy positions.  Not only do you need to know your job as a nurse or therapist, but many other skills and modalities play a major role in a successful career as a traveler.

Some of the topics covered in previous years have included:

  • The real scoop on what is involved in becoming a traveler
  • Tax basics for travelers
  • Traveling in an RV…is it right for you?
  • Standards of practice for travelers
  • Financial Planning
  • New resources available for travelers
  • Travel Healthcare Industry Update – Where Are We Going?
  • Apples to Apples – Choosing the Right Company
  • Contract Negotiation – The Nuts and Bolts
  • The Power of Choice – A Personal Story (Reon Schutte)
  • Hawaii…How to succeed…
  • How Is The Money Allocated? Travelers Want To Know…
  • License and Record Management
  • Mission To Honduras:  How One Traveler Can Make a Difference
  • Housing-Know all your options
  • PanTravelers – A Resource for Travelers

Please plan to join us this year for the 2013 Travelers Conference.  Registration is now open, and you can register via the official website today!

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