Travel RN Nursing Jobs: 2010 Outlook, Part 2

In our last blog post, we discussed a recent Healthcare Traveler article about the state of the travel health care industry and the how that landscape looked for travel RN nursing jobs. We got a lot of positive feedback, so we thought we’d use this blog post to spend some time discussing what travel nurses should do to make sure that their 2010 is a successful one.

  1. Remember that while the overall number of travel RN nursing jobs is expected to grow this year, staying flexible and open to new experiences is also recommended. The economy is showing some signs of recovery, but the overall process may take awhile. Until then, those looking for travel RN nursing jobs should remain flexible with regards to their location and their contract length.
  2. The most successful travel nurses will be the ones who stay prepared. The best travel RN nursing jobs will go to those who have their paperwork in order. That means keeping up on immunizations and certifications is key.
  3. Start your search for new travel RN nursing positions early. It’s not too soon to start looking for a new position 6 weeks or so before your current position ends. That will help your medical staffing agency find the travel RN nursing jobs that are the best fit for you.
  4. Expect competition for the best travel RN nursing jobs to remain high. How to get a leg up on the competition? Take the time to have a great resume prepared, and take the opportunity to learn as many new skills as you can.

Most health care experts expect the industry to grow in 2010, so the most important thing is to not get discouraged. Everything that has made travel RN nursing jobs so popular–the great pay, the opportunity to meet new people in new places, and the chance to learn new things–are still there. And there is still a nationwide shortage of nurses. That means that travel RN nursing jobs remain some of the best opportunities, even in a tough economy.


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