If you like to travel, you should consider becoming a travel nurse. Hospitals will always need your skills. You will work in hospitals that have a nursing shortage, and you will work in several cities. You can choose long-term and short-term assignments.
The salaries also depend what type of nursing care you choose. For example, in a hospital you can earn anything between 51,640 to 76,570, and in a private office where you have your own patients; you can earn over 92,240 a year.
To become a travel nurse you need to obtain a bachelors of science in nursing and have no less than one year of experience in the the speciality applied for. To get your bachelors of science in nursing you have to go through a five semesters of nursing classes and then pass the NCLEX exam. To get through five semesters you will need a good bit of courage. There is one quote In the passage “5 characteristics of grit: how many do you have?” that stands out to me the most. Perlis states, “While courage is hard to measure, it is directly proportional to your level of grit. More specifically, you ability to manage fear of failure is imperative and predictor of success.” (perlis 3). This quote to me says, the level of gritienst will determine how much fear you have of failure. For me i am pretty scared to fail but in reality that will push me to continue and be successful. Courage will not only help me obtain my degree but it will also help me in the field of
Another thing that draws me towards the career is the flexibility. A nurse is able to obtain a job in almost any state as long as they get the correct license for the state. Also, they are able to work in many different settings. A nurse can work in an office setting where the hours are set and they work a normal eight to five job. They are also able to work in a hospital setting, the hours differ when working at a hospital and some are required to work weekends and holidays. The physical demands for both setting would be different. Hospital settings would require lots of walking from room to room as well as running in certain emergency settings. In either setting though a nurse is required to be on their feet for long periods of time. It is not a job to where you would be stuck behind a desk.
My future starts with going to college and earning a degree in nursing. More specifically, i will earn a BSN (bachelors in science of nursing). I plan on attending University of Charleston in the fall. After spending about four years earning this degree i plan to join a traveling company and become a traveling nurse. I plan to only stay in North America when i travel. By becoming a travel nurse, i gain many benefits that most nurses don't get. My goal with this is to work a minimum of five years to gain and save enough money to support and pay for going back to college to gain either a master's or a doctorates degree. When i go back, i plan to specialize in neonatal nursing and eventually work up to becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner or a neonatal doctor. After earning that degree i will go back and continue traveling. Now my goals for accomplishing these future plans are fairly simple: study hard,
Another reason I want to become a traveling nurse it allows me to make a great income. When accepting an assignment and signing a contract the length of the allocated time can last up to thirteen to fifteen weeks. Sometimes an agency will offer a sign on bonus that averages between $800 to $8,000 dollars depending on the location of the assignment. After signing a contract I would be guaranteed hours of work. Also, the pay rates are higher for travel nurses than permanent nursing staff. I can make anywhere from $28 to $45 dollars per hour. Not to mention that many agencies for travel nurses would cover the cost of travel, provide free or reduce housing and cover meals and incidentals, which gives me the time to save up, or pay off any loans if needed. In addition, there are sixty four percent of Americans who stress out about money every day unlike travel nurses, which would give me a consistent income that I can depend
My name is Randi Duguay and I am a sophomore in the nursing program. After graduating from Husson, I plan on becoming a traveling nurse after gaining some experience working. I want to be able to travel the world and be able to help people at the same time. I am from Jay, Maine and currently work as a CNA.
A discussion regarding the health care reform or even health care in general can be somewhat controversial. The definition of health is drastically different depending on whom you speak to. Many would define health as " a person's absence of disease, others would describe good health based on the status of mind, body & social well-being" (GCU Lecture, module 2, 2012). According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, health is defined as "The overall condition of an organism at a given time". An individual's overall health affects the nation, this is where stakeholders come into value. According to Keele, Buckner & Bushnell a stakeholder is either an individual or an organization that either invest time and
The travel nursing industry has been on the upswing for 30 years. Through this three-decade old history, it 's had more ups than downs when it comes to supply and demand. Hospitals and clinics across the country are guaranteed to experience staff shortages from time to time. In addition, many hospitals are being forced to adapt hiring policies to secure higher nurse to patient ratios. Along with the creation of vendor management systems, travel nursing has been a healthy business far and wide. Through the late 80 's, the travel nursing machine experienced its peak with close to 10,000 nurses available. Today, there are 20,000+ registered travel nurses that form part of a $2 billion dollar industry, along with countless staff recruitment agencies sharing in the pie. As of April 2006, there are around 5000 travel nurse openings available; a significant upward climb from the 2500 spots available three years ago. This speaks volumes over the potential of the healthcare travel industry in the future. Travel nursing allows experienced and honed nurses to practice their craft caring for patients while exploring different parts of the country while collecting a salary up to 20% higher than a standard nurse. As aforementioned, the industry has had more ups than downs. Currently, the travel nursing industry is experiencing an up-swing, with experts predicting a high rate of growth for nursing positions in the next decade. According to the latest statistics, there will be a 29%
Going back to when I was a novice nurse, I was nervous, scared, afraid of making medication error, charting errors or fail to recognized patients worsening symptoms. These fears, made me vigilant, focused and kept me on my toes at all times. No matter which part of nursing I ended up as I grew up the from medical surgical nursing to stepdown unit nursing to intensive care nursing, I felt those fears in every step of my growth and they helped me be a better nurse for my pateints. Today, I am in the advanced practitioner program to become a nurse practitioner who is responsible for: interviewing, assessing, diagnosing, counseling and treating patients. To provide safe and quality healthcare, I am expected to have good critical thinking and decision making abilities (Maten-Speksnijder, Grypdonck, Pool, & Streumer, 2012). while I can recognize clinically deteriorating patients and recommend treatments, I am now responsible for providing treatments. I am now recognizing that facts about being not only responsible for the patient, but also to provide safe care that keeps the patient out of the hospital and out of the ICU. Knowing these facts, I am yet again, faced with the fears of my limited clinical practice knowledge as a practitioner. The amount of information that I have received and learned during this clinical rotation was both exciting and overwhelming at the same time, because I realized as a novice student nurse practitioner (NP), the limited depth of
A professional nursing practice is predicated on many tenets, which ensure optimal functionality and growth. A successful organization requires the systematic employment of ethical values, as well as structural, organizational and relational leadership. In essence, a nursing practice must fortify its corporate structure, productivity, operational flow, and professional relationships in order to thrive. The purpose of an organizational meeting is to address the foundational elements of a successful practice. Along with delineating guidelines, a meeting should reinforce structure, a unified sense of purpose, and address lingering issues.
Since the start of my nursing career, I made the decision early on to get a few years of Registered Nurse (RN) experience and then continue on the further my education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. My first job after graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), I worked in Pennsylvania as an oncology and hospice RN in a small rural hospital. After gaining one years’ experience, I decided to further my career by starting a career as a travel RN and simultaneously I enrolled at Chamberlain College of Nursing in the FNP program. After graduation, I plan on settling down in Washington and start my career as an FNP. Throughout this paper, I will effectively explore the scope of practice for APNs in Washington, complete a personal assessment that reflects my strengths and weaknesses, explore local and professional organizations that can be accessed to gain information on employment opportunities, determine
Everyone knows that health careers tend to make a decent amount of money, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the average amount of money that an RN makes is between $47,710 and $69,850” (Registered Nurses). You typically work about fifty to sixty hours a week, on a normal shift. Meaning, 7a.m. to 3p.m., 3 p.m. to11 p.m. and 11p.m-7a.m. During your shift you will have to treat patients, educate the patient on how to care for themselves properly, provide assistance and emotional support for the patients and the families of the patients, administer medication, provide rehabilitation, use medical machinery, record symptoms and medical history, as well as do follow up follow up records. As I learned from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RN’s also perform special
My calling to nursing started when my father got diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. I watched him suffering through radiation and chemotherapy, but what got him through those hard times was the help of some great loving and caring nurses. As I became more involved in taking care of him, my passion for nursing had greatly increased. Now, for nine years, I have maintained a commitment to caring for others in the field of Nursing. Being a registered nurse (RN), I have taken care of one patient at a time, which I have been involved in the amelioration of lives, and have only been left wanting to give and do more. Pursuing a master of science in nursing (MSN) is more than just a logical or natural progression for my career. It is a life choice, one that is backed by highly refined clinical judgments and in-depth exposure to an array of set-ups, and levels of care. In this personal statement, I will deeper highlight an explanation of my career goals, the reasons for my choice of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization, and lastly the reason for pursuing an advanced degree in nursing.