Travel Nurse vs Staff Nurse

Comparing a travel nurse to a staff nurse is really like comparing an apple to an orange. Both are fruit, both are good for your health, but each still has differences.

TRAVEL NURSES:

✔ Enjoy the change in environment (typical change in assignments every 13 weeks; you may be offered to extend, or you can move onto the next location)
✔ Experienced in their nursing skills (travel nurses are not new graduates)
✔Adaptable (outside of showing a travel nurse the charting system and the lay of the land, travel nurses receive little orientation)
✔Exceptional interpersonal skills
✔Above average attendance records
✔Financially savvy to save for their own PTO/Vacation time and live a more flexible lifestyle
✔Flexible (you can choose the shifts you wish to work and the time off you want to take off)
✔Enjoys the perks of travel pay (competitive wages, tax free allowances)

STAFF NURSES:

✔Prefer to see the same nurses, techs, and providers day in and day (the only change is the patient)
✔Enjoys team meetings, unit committees
✔Likes a short or familiar commute to work
✔Typically receive lower pay but earn paid time off
✔Seniority matters

It is important when determining what is right for you, to always ensure you are choosing the right travel nurse agency to support you and/or the hospital that aligns with your mission in healthcare. Both offer several opportunities! Just remember you are never locked into one or the other. You have a career that has flexibility and opportunities.

It’s Time to Blossom Out this Spring!

Oh the joy of Spring! It is so wonderful to see the tulips popping their head up through the ground, the trees starting to bud out, hearing the birds chirping, and breathing deeply to take in the fresh smell that permeates the air.

Spring gives you a new pep in your step, lift to your spirit and a chance to start a
new season in your life.

And, as with all things springing forward, have you thought about doing just that in your nursing career?

At Fidelity On Call, we work hard to make sure our travel nurses have the joys that come with truly blooming in their job.

Wouldn’t you like:

    • The freedom and flexibility to work at a hospital of your choosing?
    • To leave work at the end of the day knowing that you made a difference in the lives of so many people, but you can now go home without the stress of the hospitals politics?
    • To know that you are never alone on an assignment, but rather your company stands firmly behind you and has your back?
    • To know that you are part of a highly respected, elite team of nurses?
    • To take time off between your assignments for vacations or personal business?
    • To make more money, receive tax-free allowances, and a bonus at the end of a successful
      contract?

All these things and more are possible. So, why wait? Spring forward today by calling one of our recruiters. We are waiting to hear from you! 309-691-1500.