She wanted to see different parts of the country and got in to Kaiser Permanente. I was a bit too groggy to ask about pay and benefits and strike a more in-depth chat, but during my second night, the nurse who had me overnight was from the Philadelphia area.
Kim had worked four years as a nurse before traveling and was living in Hollywood in an AirBNB unit near Kaiser Sunset for a three-month stint. She had graduated from the University of Delaware in Exercise Science and the Advanced Nursing Program.
We talked about how much there is to see and do around LA and So Cal, almost that there’s too much, and she said she wasn’t ready to move back home. We even discussed the expense of housing here, but how even that is slightly offset with the lower cost of produce and groceries and less heating costs during the winter.
LA seems to be a prime destination for Traveling Nurses and Kim told me that many end up going to small hospitals in much smaller communities. Which can be a nice change for someone who’s from a complex, urban area.
Learn about becoming a Traveling Nurse by visiting a site like Nurse Journal.org. Traveling Nurses fill in for those on leave for reasons related to maternity, illness, sabbaticals or other reasons.
You earn most by working in the U.S. but out of country assignments are available, too. Other sites to explore Traveling Nurse requirements are Aureus Medical.com and Faststaff Travel Nursing Agency.
Be sure to ask about all costs related to being a Traveling Nurse in addition to pay and benefits.
For nurses who want variety in their lifestyle on a temporary basis then becoming a Traveling Nurse can be an excellent professional option.