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Apr 2007 Traveler Times
The travel RN pursued nursing fresh out of high school. Family and friends agreed that there were plenty of jobs and the pay was good. At age 21, Eric graduated with an Associates Degree. At 24, he started traveling. And although his first travel nurse assignment to California was what really got him hooked, the RN now commutes as a travel nurse in Eau Claire and comes home every night to wife and baby.
Because the demand for nurses and allied health professionals has exceeded supply in healthcare, hospitals and out-patient care centers across the U.S. are paying a premium for their services. As a result, travel nurse companies such as American Traveler are able to negotiate a lifestyle for their clients not found in the firefighting and EMT professions: 36-hour work weeks, self-scheduling, the flexibility to choose from hundreds of urban, rural, and resort destinations to work, and the ability to travel with family and pets. The travel nurse always goes home to free private housing at the end of a shift—not a bunk, and not a dormitory.
"So far, my travel experience has been great. The company's housing department provided me a home in a modern, well landscaped apartment complex with plenty of amenities that's only a mile from work." - Collin M. - Travel Nurse
Pictured above is Collin hiking near
Big Bear Lakein the San Bernadino mountains
and his beloved pet.
"Travel nursing is a major contender in terms of pay and benefits for men looking to serve the community and help others in time of need," said Recruitment VP Mary Kay H.
A travel nurse job in Critical Care or at a Level III Trauma Center can be every bit as action-packed and essential to saving lives as that of a firefighter or paramedic. Men inclined to this type of service not only find superior pay and benefits in travel nursing with American Traveler, but can work fewer hours, have more control over their schedules, and can choose the type of Critical Care travel nurse job they prefer—whether it be working with adults in Emergency Departments or Cardiac Care Units, or caring for children in Pediatric ICUs.
It takes a certain type of man to be a nurse," said Eric. "... personality, compassion, the desire to care for others."
Travel nurse jobs at American Traveler range from 13-week assignments to permanent positions. Should a travel nurse find a travel nurse job near their current residence, they can commute and receive generous monthly housing stipends. But should nurses choose to travel, American Traveler will find them free private housing in a safe secure community close to work and amenities. Not only are the jobs personally fulfilling and lucrative, it’s a way to see the country, meet new people, try new things, and experience a heightened sense of wellness and adventure.
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