If you’ve ever been away from home, you’ve likely felt the sense of freedom from being in a different place. For most of us, a vacation is our only dedicated time for traveling. Then there are those who have dedicated their entire careers to traveling and exploring unfamiliar places. Take Annie P., a Soliant Interventional Radiology nurse, who is about to embark on her sixth healthcare travel adventure. That’s right — sixth! Even more impressive, she’s heavily involved in training for a triathlon despite her busy work and play schedule. As our featured traveler, Annie shares in-depth glimpses into life on the road and how it has changed her outlook on life. Continue reading “Travel Spotlight Q&A: IR/ICU RN Annie”
Last year, Cynthia was a perm nurse who was dissatisfied with her daily routine. She came across an interesting Facebook post by Andy Millete, a Soliant Nursing Recruiter, regarding an exciting opportunity. “I wanted to work at a hospital that would teach me how to be a nurse in Interventional Radiology,” Cynthia explained. She decided to take a chance and go for it. Andy told Cynthia about an available position in Kansas City, which raised some concern for the beach lover. “I wasn’t sure about going to the region, but once I got there it was so pretty,” Cynthia said.
One of our locum tenens physicians, Dr. Justin, had the opportunity to explore North Central Montana during his locum tenens travel assignment at Indian Health Service in Fort Belknap, Montana. Dr. Justin worked in the outpatient clinic and dealt with chronic and acute health issues. With so many types of healthcare environments and sizes available to travel healthcare professionals, it can be hard to decide the next ideal career move. With Soliant, you will have the opportunity to work in different settings, which may help you decide your field focus and build your career. For Dr. Justin, becoming a locum tenens physician was an appealing option to figure out the type of medicine he wanted to practice. Continue reading “Travel Spotlight: Locum Tenens Physician Dr. Justin”
If you are starting to get spring fever, you may be considering where you would like to go on your next healthcare travel job. Spring is a great time to work as a traveler. The weather is warming up, and people are coming out of hibernation. Many cities and communities have various festivals to celebrate the season. Consider some great spring locations for healthcare travelers. Continue reading “Spring Hotspots for Healthcare Travelers”
It is the night before your first day at a new travel assignment. Even if you are an experienced healthcare professional, you may be nervous. It is never easy being the new person. Starting fresh can be both good and bad. It is exciting to get to know people and learn new things. But it can be intimidating not knowing your way around or anyone’s names.
As a traveler, it can be even a little trickier to get to know people. Co-workers may feel you will not be around long, which means they may not make an attempt to get to know you. But there are several things you can do to fit in as a nurse traveler. Continue reading “Tips for Fitting in as a Healthcare Traveler”
Deciding where to work as a traveling nurse? It’s a career path that usually has more options than you know what to do with, which may lead you to create a laundry list of requirements for what you’re looking for in the destinations you’ll work your way through.
In the interest of helping you (or any friends or colleagues who’re considering travel nursing) to narrow things down, here are our picks of the top U.S. locales to work as a travel nurse, based on population, average pay, number of hospitals, and track record for hiring travel nurses: Continue reading “Best states to be a travel nurse”