Due to the fact that the need for nursing care exceeds itself within the local labor market and military facilities, the nurse puts on her uniforms and shoes to feed herself and becomes a mobile occupation. The result is the creation of Travel Nurse. Patient care work is available in all regions of the world and is usually done through a patient care agency.
These agencies generally help health care providers find a suitable job, help complete all the necessary forms, visas and certificates, negotiate with a potential employer and write a contract that specifies the conditions of employment. Paperwork for placement is much more difficult (and longer) for an international nurse, but a good agency can get out of a growing bureaucracy worldwide.
Some agencies offer their clients an additional way to earn extra money by offering a bonus every time a nurse makes a successful referral of a new client to the agency. Since a travel nurse works in several hospitals and medical facilities where medical workers who are not current nurses work, the opportunity to encourage referral is endless. Some agencies also offer their travel nurses a termination bonus at the end of the contract.
A career as a traveling healthcare professional has many benefits
The salary range is usually greater or at least equal to the current salary of nurses. However, many travelpositions subsidize housing and communal services, and even provide transportation to and from the workplace in some international positions. Medical and dental insurance is also provided for the client.
These benefits leave more discretionary income to develop a new area. Occasionally, the employer provides uniforms for nurses, but in most cases the nurse must be prepared to bring their own medical uniforms and feeding shoes to a new job. In some regions of the country and in the world, the purchase of limited nursing uniforms may be limited, but damaged or worn out medical uniforms can easily be purchased online at several websites specializing in uniforms for nursing mothers and shoes at reduced prices.
Although all travel expenses associated with moving to a new position are paid, some employers also offer paid vacations and bonuses after several months of service. This additional income helps cover recreational activities and excursions to the new location.
Travel positions last from 8 to 13 weeks in a certain place, sometimes with the possibility of extension for another period of time. However, nurses will often work in 4 separate 13-week jobs, each in a different location. For international nursing positions, this means that a nurse can remain in four separate areas of the country, gaining more knowledge and understanding of the new culture. It also means that if a nurse gets a job she doesn’t like, staying in this job is only temporary and the opportunity to move to another position is only a few months.