Top Healthcare Traveling Myths: Tips for Travel Nursing

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By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

February 28, 2021



Top Healthcare Traveling Myths

Traveling. The word itself has so many stereotypes and misconceptions, especially when it comes to healthcare traveling. I want to bring light to a few of those misconceptions so more people fall in love with traveling. Read on for the top six traveling myths that I believe are most common in the traveling industry.

Traveling Myths

“But I can’t travel with my family.” 

This is actually not true. You can travel with your partner, children, and even pets! Instead of making your family your excuse, how about making them your “why.”

“I’m going to have to find my own housing.” 

False. We have a team of 25 individuals who work hard to find safe housing for our travelers.

“I’m going to have terrible shifts.” 

This is something that many travelers think of, but before any traveler is sent to a job, they can request a certain shift. And even though a lot of the shifts that we see are night shifts, we do have plenty of day shifts.

“I’ll have to find my own benefits.” 

Do not fret – travelers receive benefits! Every agency has different benefits, so discuss those with your recruiter.

“I don’t think I want to move every 3 months.”

Good thing you don’t have to! Many travelers end up extending their assignments, or you can talk with your recruiter about positions with a longer time frame.

“I’m too old to travel; they are all youngsters!” 

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newbie, you will get to experience all these amazing places and check some spots off your bucket list! Client facilities don’t care how old you are, as long as you are passionate, professional, and can get the job done!

Those are just a few of the most common questions or traveling myths that individuals have about healthcare traveling. I hope discussing them more in detail helped answer any questions you might have had! I’m sure there are still other questions that I can answer for you, though. What other questions do you have about traveling?

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