5 Reasons Being a Travel Nurse is the Best


If you hadn’t heard, nurses are in high demand. Not only in the United States, but throughout the world. For the nurse that has a passion for travel and wants to earn a great salary, signing on to become a travel nurse is the way to go. An adventure, great pay, flexibility and new friends – what more could you ask for? Check out a few of the reason we think that being a travel nurse rocks!

1. See the World

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Whether it’s helping out in Hawaii or lending a hand in Los Angeles, one of the best benefits is the ability to pick your assignments all over the country. After all, it is called travel nursing. If you’re an avid backpacker or hiker, you could choose an assignment in Northern California, a part of the country famous for its trails! American River, anyone? Maybe you’re on the hunt for delicious foods and off time spend relaxing on the beach – sounds like LA may be for you!

2. Great Pay & Benefits

Hey, we didn’t go through countless years of school for just nothin’, right? Travel nurses make considerably more money than their full time counterparts. The hourly wages tend to be higher for a traveling nurse, and when combined with overtime and bonuses, you’ll be cashing in the bucks. Worried about the trouble of moving over and over? Don’t fret – KPG Healthcare will not only find assignments for you, but also cover some travel costs and on occasion housing is included. The possibilities are endless!

3. Flexible Schedule

Traveling from one place to another can be exciting, but it’s also draining. The average travel nursing contract is 13 weeks. Work 13 weeks, take a month off…or not. That’s the beauty of this gig – you decide when you work. We also offer per diem nursing, so you can fill in the gaps between assignments, or pick up extra shifts to make some extra money. Want more time to hit the trails and see your favorite concerts? That’s perfect! Flexible scheduling allows you to take a break when you need to or arrange to be near your family for important events.

4. Make Friends For Life


What’s better than having friends all across the country… well, we’re going to go with almost nothing! Tension between coworkers is common in high-stress jobs like nursing, but when your assignments typically range from 8 to 12 weeks, it’s much easier to avoid all the hostility. You’ll likely be at the hospital so much that you’ll become family with the people that you work with. What brings people closer than saving lives side by side, am I right?

5. Make An Impact

Nursing is one of the few professions where you’ll directly make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. While it’s not an easy career, your influence as a travel nurse will bring joy to you day in and day out. Long days, hours and hours on your feet and demanding patients can make the job difficult at times – but would you trade it for the world? Nope!

What are you waiting for? It’s not often you have the opportunity to experience both spontaneity and security, and being a travel nurse gives you just that. Take your career to new heights – and destinations – by becoming a travel nurse with KPG Healthcare today!

KPG Healthcare is proud to be your go-to source for healthcare opportunities in the West, specializing in California. Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!