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Hello and welcome back to the a player matchmakers where we’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers in this particular podcast is going to be strictly for travel nursing. We are established, we are established as a travel nursing agency. We’ve been in the healthcare field for 11 years now and over the last little bit we have started a tra, uh, staffing for travel nurses all over the nation. Um, now we have, we have a lot of people here in uh, you know, uh, hyper focused on the central part of the United States like Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. However, we staff from, we have nurses working all over the nation as well. This particular podcast is titled tin fun facts about travel, nursing. Um, life is definitely a journey and no one understands this better than a travel nurse who’s been doing this for a little while with our OKC Medical Staffing.
Because travel nurses, they can go all over the country exploring new destinations and meeting new people. They, they make memories, listen. And me and my family, we do the same thing. In this Wednesday, we’re going, uh, in our travel trailer and we’re going to go all over the nation. I’ve got, um, one of my very good friends, his son, um, his son goes all over the nation doing travel nursing. He has a travel trailer just like I do, and he goes and stays on the beach. He’s on the, in fact right now he’s on the beach in, uh, in California and he works at a hospital there as a travel nurse making double the wage. Holy smokes. But there’s all sorts of different things that, uh, that you can do as a travel nurse. One quick statistic that I think a lot of travel nurses need to at least realize, because I think a lot of people think that this travel nursing thing that it just, ah, it’s just a new thing. It’s something that I’m really not familiar with. I’ve heard about it, I know a little bit about it, but this has been around since the late seventies.
So some trace, the start of travel nursing to the late seventies when extra nurses were brought to new Orleans to care for the influx of people. Uh, during the Mardi Gras, uh, celebration and the number of travel nursing agencies and contracts really grew in the, in the 1980s in the field, developed a foundation and it has grown and grown and grown ever since. This is now something that Trinity employment specialists is actively involved in. We have a Darcel who is the lead for us in this department. She has been doing travel nursing for over 20 years. She’s just awesome to work with us a get the best OKC Medical Staffing. But I want to go ahead and start with these fun facts. The first fun fact is that this has been around since the 1970s. Number two travel nurses are in high demand because nurses are in such high demand. This has become especially true in the next couple of last couple of years because the economy, but right now we’re in the middle of coven 19:00 AM despite what the media is telling you.
Hospitals are empty, so they’re laying off nurses but still hiring specialty nurses at an alarming rate. Experienced nurses can go almost anywhere in the country that they want to work in the healthcare facility of their choice and they can gain valuable skills to advance their nursing careers and demand more money once they get to working in a, in a stable, more traditional job. You won’t make near as much money as travel nursing, but you’ll make more money than you would had you not had this experience. Um, travel nursing can also give you job security in longevity in your, in your chosen field. And you can search from thousands of different nursing jobs, at least through Trinity. You can. So the third one is travel nurses get paid to travel and experience adventures. Like I told you just a minute ago, my good friend, his son has a 30 foot travel trailer in this and the travel agency or the nursing agency is paying them for, they’re paying for that travel trailer for them because they’re paying them a, uh, um, uh, what am I trying to say?
A lodging expenses. But travel nurses can choose from assignments in all 50 States, usually ranging from four to 13 weeks. For us, it’s generally eight or 13 weeks in duration and they can sight see, experience new cities, meet new people, explore national parks, historical visits, the beach. They can visit theme parks if they wanted to. They can try out sports, hobbies and create some really great memories. So if your lifestyle allows you to, this is a great thing for you to do. Um, you know, you get to see the country. That’s something that I think is really a big missing thing for your OKC Medical Staffing. I know that for me, when I went to Brazil and started doing my mission trips, that’s when I began to really see the way the rest of the world worked. It gave me a complete different perspective that I benefit from almost every day. Number four, travel nurses receive free job placement assistance.
Not only that, staffing agencies like Trinity that specialize in travel nursing, we are jumping at the bit to try to help you and we’re going to do everything we can to find you the right place. So if job honeys night, if job hunting is not your favorite thing, you’ll love the fact that travel nursing agencies, they go to work for you. And it’s an amazing thing, a spa and it’s a powerful thing because you can go find exactly what you’re looking for. Number five, travel nurses can bring family, friends and or pets with them. And so especially because you’re making double the salary. Now your spouse might decide, Hey, if we go do this, we can go on the road and I’m might not have to work. So depending on your family situation, but you don’t have to be alone when you hit the road.
I’m in fact, you’ve got all sorts of options. You can travel with your family, your spouse, your significant other. Um, you can travel with a friend if you wanted to, including another nurse. Some nurses do that and your friends and loved ones they mean a lot to you so they they mean a lot to the travel nursing agency as well and they want to do everything they can to make sure that this is a pleasant experience for you with your OKC Medical Staffing. The number six thing is travel nurses can work in nearly any specialty and especially if it’s the right specialty like ICU nurses, ER nurses, O R nurses, telemetric nurses, med surge nurses, labor and delivery nurses, dialysis, pediatric. In many more nursing specialties. The more specialized you are, the more your salary is likely going to be. Number seven, travel nurses experience more change than most and it can be a really good thing because when things just get to be mundane over and over and over again, especially the culture of the place that you’re working in, if you get into a bad culture, you’re going to be gone in three months.
Hospitals, health care facilities are culturally diverse environments and when travelers work new assignments in different States, they get experience. The local culture to get grewat OKC Medical Staffing. In addition to the staff, the diversity in the hospital, they learn a lot about how to get long with different kinds of people and work well into different types of situations. Number eight, travel nurses have more freedom than most nurses. Travel nurses can choose when and where they want to go to work and they can choose the hospitals and destinations for their next assignment so they can go to warm weather, cold weather. They can go up to Yosemite national park, find a hospital up there and just travel and make more even scheduling side trips to attend family events or just do once in a lifetime. Vacations in included in, into your time off. Um, number nine, travel nurses can gain experience at taught facilities. And so if you, if your end goal is to be a leader as a nursing, like a director of nursing or something like that, you’re going to get to go to some of the top facilities in the nation and learn some of their best practices. And then not only that, see some of the things that don’t work so well that you would want to avoid.
It’s a great opportunity because travelers grow gain skills to add to the resume and advance their career. Imagine having the opportunity to work in magnet hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty hospitals in all of the country’s top rated healthcare facilities and learning from them with your OKC Medical Staffing.
You get to see different doctors and nurses that are top in their field and learn from them. The last thing is is that some nurses can use this as a way to meet new people, add to their network, or even even possibly find their spouse. Now, I’m not a matchmaker in any way, shape or form, but this is something that people are talking about and it might be better than match.com but if Trinity can help you in any way, shape, or form with travel nursing, we would love to be a resource for you. Please give us a call at 918-622-2588or you can visit us online at trinityemployment.com.