After spending 19 years as a certified surgical technologist, our featured traveler Celia decided it was time to take the leap into nursing. And now five years later as an operating room nurse, her passion for making lives better for patients is still as strong as ever. Celia talks to us about her most recent travel assignment with Soliant — one that led her to the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona.
It was Celia’s first time traveling to Tucson, AZ and, soon enough, she realized there was much natural beauty to be discovered in this diverse desert town. It was here that Celia was able to cross off one of her bucket list items: the Grand Canyon.
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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.
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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”
Travel nursing offers tremendous opportunities to see the world and even your own country.
While not all cities are as liveable (or affordable) as others, there are some that deserve a look, if only to be able to say that you’ve experienced one of the most amazing cities on Earth.
Here are our picks for 10 U.S. cities that travel nurses should consider, whether it’s for a long-term contract, or just a few weeks: Continue reading “Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In”
Ever have a conversation with one of those people in a desirable locale, who say “I came for a week and stayed for a decade?”
Travel nursing affords you the opportunity to experience a large range of workplaces and the towns those workplaces exist in.
While it’s great to see the country (and the world), all that traveling might also lead you to a place you might like to stay in for a while.
Factoring in things like a city’s growth rate, cost of living, average RN salaries, commute time, employment/unemployment figures, and even selections from other “top cities for nurses” lists, we came up with the following faves: Continue reading “Top 8 Cities for Travel Nurses (That You May End Up Moving To)”
There are several different areas of nursing you can choose to pursue. Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned nurse, you may be considering your options. Oncology nursing may be a perfect fit for new nurses or those looking for something different. Continue reading “Should You Consider Oncology Nursing?”