Charting the Course: Resources to Help You Embark on Your 2024 Travel Nurse Journey

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By Elle Koris

If you’re a healthcare professional with a spirit for adventure and considering the transformative path of being a travel clinician, you’ve come to the right place! Dive into a treasure trove of insights, stories, and resources made by nurses for nurses. From firsthand accounts of experienced travel nurses to advice for those considering this exciting career, we’ve compiled a list of some of our 2023 blogs that are sure to help you embark on your travel journey in 2024. 

Why I Work as a Travel Nurse 

Being a nurse is one of the most rewarding jobs one can pursue, but sometimes the stress and pressure can make you ask yourself: What’s my “why”? This one question can help you reconnect with your purpose, and in some instances, help you find a new one. That was the case for five nurses we had the chance to talk with whose “why” led them to take their passion and skills on the road. From exploring new cities to making meaningful impacts in communities everywhere, this blog provides an inspiring glimpse into the fulfilling world of being a travel clinician. 

How Travel Nursing Benefits Your Mental Health 

As a healthcare professional, you feel the effects of the job in your mind, body, and soul. While many people suffer from mental health issues, those in healthcare have faced heavy personal and professional burdens with nurse shortages and the increased need for care. In February of 2023, Medical Solutions conducted an interview with 260 travel clinicians and found that 65% of them said their mental health was better by becoming a traveler! Don’t just take our word for it—uncover the mental health benefits of embracing new environments, fostering resilience, and building a supportive community on the road by being a traveler—from traveler nurses who have experienced it. 

Advice for New Travel Clinicians 

Taking that next step in your career is an exciting life moment, and like any new adventure, there are things you want to know beforehand. Connecting with seasoned travelers is a great way to learn the ins and outs of being a travel clinician—everything from the best cities, to how to be the most prepared for your first day, and what to do in your downtime. This year, we got to chat with seasoned travel nurse Abigail Morgan to learn what she wished she had known before traveling. Check out her thoughtful insights and advice she would give to those ready to take the same path, such as financial planning and how to embrace your new surroundings. 

Getting Started in 2024 

Becoming a travel nurse or allied health professional is an exhilarating path filled with growth and adventure. However, it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t exactly know where to start or how to navigate it. First things first, is making sure you meet all the requirements to be a travel clinician, such as having the right degree and passing your NCLEX. You’ll also want to ensure you have enough experience in your field to start traveling and explore the different types of assignments to figure out what fits your career goals best. Once you’ve checked all those boxes on your list, you’re ready to hit the road! 

Luckily, at Medical Solutions we also have the best recruiters in the industry and an extraordinary team of experts who will be right by your side through it all. From selecting the best benefits to fit your lifestyle to finding housing that checks off all your boxes, we’ve got your back every step of the way. Connect with us today to start your journey! 

Elle Koris is a content writer for Medical Solutions. 

Elle Reed is a Blog Author for Medical Solutions.