Officials at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research report that 30 percent of nurses say they are burned out dissatisfied with their jobs. As a result, more are seeking employment with staffing firms that offer flexible schedules, better wages and perks that benefit career longevity.
Many health care workers view their careers as more than just a job. But even the most motivated nurses can become bored with the daily routine and frustrated by hospital bureaucracy. Research from the Mayo Clinic advises individuals coping with stress-related job burn out to set new challenges for themselves. Successful strategies include improving job skills, taking on new projects, and breaking up the monotony by exploring new scenery, meeting new co-workers or volunteering for new assignments. Travel nursing jobs are an ideal way to accomplish just that, besides increased earning power.
"Travel nurses enjoy more time with family and friends, earn up to 20 percent more and receive free private housing and free first day health insurance, " said Vice President of Recruitment, Mark Kay Hull, for The Joint Commission certified American Traveler. “Travel nursing is an ideal profession for career nurses suffering from burnout. "
While staffing trends at show a significant increase in the number of travel nurses age 40 and up, travelers 55 and older comprise nearly ten percent of the travel nurse workforce. Pat, a Registered Nurse for 37 years and mother of six, says travel nursing has reignited her spirit.
"Travel nursing is a wonderful way to use your profession to see the country, " she says. “My kids tell me they're glad the hippie finally came out of me and that I'm traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. "
Travel nursing jobs provide a unique opportunity to live in desirable locations and work in world renowned teaching hospitals. Travel nurses have a chance to really get to know their new locale and meet the people who live there. In addition, travel jobs enhance nursing skills by providing exposure to career-enhancing techniques and procedures. Travel nurses are highly regarded by co-workers due to their ability to quickly adapt and become valuable team members.
From world-renowned university teaching hospitals to rural medical facilities, The Joint Commission certified American Traveler travel nurse agency specializes in short-term, per diem, and permanent positions for RNs, Physical Therapists, RTs, STs, and other allied health professionals.