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Sept 2009 Traveler Times
Recently featured in Healthcare Traveler, Wendy H., RN, spoke to the devastating financial losses her and her husband incurred as a result of illness. “We lost everything we ever had,” said the travel nurse, “Our cars, our house, our furniture—everything was gone to pay off debts.”
Working as a staff nurse for a year and with no financial ties other than $1 million in medical bills to pay for her husband’s treatment, Wendy decided to travel the country as a travel nurse with American Traveler.
Now with free housing, group medical insurance, travel stipends and a boost in pay, Wendy and husband Robert can enjoy life once again. Robert, unable to work, takes care of the house and dogs while Wendy works three shifts a week at the hospital.
Although Wendy’s situation is unique, having to ‘reinvent’ one’s life in this day and age is not uncommon – especially in healthcare. Unfortunate financial circumstances are more prevalent than ever, joblessness is at an all time high and people entrenched in decades-long careers have found themselves waiting in the unemployment line. View travel nurse hot jobs now!
The time to switch to travel nursing is now. Whether you’re suffering from nurse burnout, aren’t getting the pay or hours you need or are just unhappy with your current situation, a career in travel nursing is waiting in the wings for you to make the next step.
Travel – Close your eyes for a moment and think were you’d rather be. Travel nursing can take you there. Search the country for travel nurse jobs.
Money – Are you under a pay freeze? Experiencing a cut in pay or hours? Travel nursing pays more than most permanent positions. Read more about pay and benefits
Job security – Nurses out of work are turning to travel nursing to reinvigorate careers. Working nurses have made the switch and are traveling to high-demand parts of the country. New Markets Emerge.
Quality of Life – Work three days a week, boost disposable income, save on taxes, enjoy free housing and health insurance, advance your career, dine and shop in extraordinary cities, climb mountain peaks, traverse glaciers and see America like never before. Travel Nursing Jobs Boost Morale.
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson.