Sure, we’re biased, but we do believe that a career as a travel RN is by far the best career possible.
Aside from the traveling and the benefits (free housing, higher pay, food and travel reimbursements, and more), working as a traveler also makes it easy for you to make sure you’re keeping up with your continuing education requirements.
How so? The flexibility of your career makes it easy to get those CE credits in.
If you need or want to take a longer CE course and need to take some time off between assignments, just let us know – we’re happy to accommodate you.
If you don’t want or need the longer CE courses, many CE courses are available online through such entities as nurseceu.com, westernschools.com, ceufast.com, netce.com, and dozens more. Just Google “online nursing CE courses” and choose from among them.
Another benefit of working as a traveler when it comes to continuing education is that many travel staffing services, including MedPro Healthcare Staffing, will reimburse all or a portion of your tuition/fees.
But perhaps the number one reason to take on continuing education classes, seminars, webinars, conferences, and even degrees is because it keeps you relevant.
On-the-job training is terrific – and you’ll get a lot of it as a traveler, possibly even more than you would if you worked for one employer, due to the different equipment and procedures you’ll be introduced to. But having that certification after your name, or those CE credits on your CV, will make you even more attractive to an employer.
The delivery of healthcare constantly changes. Meaningful Use Stage 2, the Affordable Care Act, changes in HIPPA standards, etc. – and that’s not even taking into account the changes in healthcare technology – are always evolving. If you’re not up on the latest standards and regulations, you could find yourself being called last for assignments.
Continuing education shows your employer, whether that be a hospital or a travel staffing service, that you take your profession seriously enough to take the time (and possibly spend the money) to ensure your skills and knowledge stay up-to-the-minute for 2014 and beyond.
If you’re an RN with at least two years of recent professional experience, we’d like to talk to you about a career as a traveling nurse. Take a look at some of our travel nurse opportunities and, if one or more pique your interest, contact one of MedPro Healthcare Staffing’s recruiters.