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How To Avoid The Most Common Mistakes A New Traveler Makes

How To Avoid The Most Common Mistakes A New Traveler Makes

Everyone has to start somewhere and when you’re new to travel nursing it can be a lot to take in. It’s smart to understand what’s realistic and unrealistic in the world of travel nursing. Most importantly you should know what is expected of you and what you should expect from your agency and hospital. It’s always better to be over prepared than under prepared when taking your first contract.

Make sure to know what you’re getting into, ask questions, join forums, and do your research so you can make informed decisions. Don’t be scared to tell you’re recruiter what you want, communication is key when it comes to the relationship between a recruiter and nurse. Here are a few common mistakes a new travel nurse may make:

  • Not doing research on the facility they are contracted to
  • Having an unrealistic understanding of what travel nurses earn
  • Not communicating with the recruiter the expectations for compensation, scheduling, etc
  • Not realizing that committing to a travel contract means that they are to make every effort to successfully complete the assignment
  • Missing out on the opportunity to ask the right questions about the unit/client expectations during the interview
  • Not reading the terms of the contract that the nurse is signing
  • Not understanding the value and importance of building a good working relationship with their recruiter

It’s best to always be informed and communicate with your recruiter. Avoiding these mistakes will ensure your assignment is as smooth as can be!