Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Help Patients Across the US by Becoming a Traveling Nurse

Hey there. You know, I used to make fun of a friend of mine for wanting to become a nurse. It may not sound like a big deal, but he's a guy wanting to become a nurse and I had the mentality that females should be nurses. I know, I know. I'm horrible.  I was young and ignorant.  After meeting up with him after several years, he opened up to me about why he wanted to become a nurse.  He felt that it was his calling after seeing a nurse take such great care of a loved one.  It's a great story and it made me realize how much nurses are needed.  The doctors may get all the glory but the nurses are the ones doing the ins and outs of taking care of a patient.  That's why I suggested he become one of those traveling nurses.  Not familiar with the term?  Let me explain.

Nurses are needed, right?  There's at least one doctor's clinic in just about every city in the United States.  Some cities have more than others and sometimes there just aren't enough nurses in the area to help care for patients.  That's where travel nurses come in.  They are assigned to different locations for several weeks to help care for patients that need them.  It's a great way to assure that your services will be appreciated and not wasted!  Imagine working in a clinic that just doesn't have many patients.  Now imagine that there is a clinic a few cities away that has an over abundance of patients but not enough nurses to help.  Wouldn't you like to be one of the few to help out?  I think it's awesome that traveling nurses exist!  It's the perfect profession for a young man looking to travel and help care for others.  You can even search by state in case there's a preference on where you would like to go.

My friend will think about it.  It sounds awesome and he wouldn't mind doing it, but he has friends and family that he will speak to before making a decision.  If you are a nurse and feel that your talents could be put to more use, think about becoming a traveling nurse.  For weeks at a time, you can be in a different city or a different state, helping care for the sick.  It's definitely something to think about.  Later!

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