Why an Adventure in Travel Nursing can Be the Perfect Way to Ring in the New Year

January 16 / Posted by Christi Hintz

It’s the new year, and that means a fresh start. Whether you believe in resolutions or not, it seems many people feel the urge to start fresh and make new goals for themselves going into the new year. If you’re looking for a way to start the year off on the right foot, why not consider a new travel adventure?


If You’re Not a Travel Nurse (Yet)


If you’ve been dreaming of a career in travel nursing, the new year may be the perfect excuse to finally seriously consider it. This exciting career choice can help you check off many of your new year’s resolutions.


Setting a goal to travel this coming year? So many people want to travel more, but feel that they don’t have the budget or the time to do so. As a travel nurse, traveling becomes part of your job- meaning you can achieve your dreams of traveling without having to figure out how it will fit with your career. ADEX even offers support to help you relocate to new assignments, as well as free private housing or generous housing allowances. Check out even more of the benefits we provide for our travel nurses to make traveling easier and more affordable!


As for trying new things and growing as a person, the travel nursing lifestyle has these experiences in spades. We even wrote an article on the subject. Taking on this adventurous career will force you out of your comfort zone and change you in ways you may not anticipate. If you’re looking for a career that will challenge you and fill your life with new experiences, travel nursing may be the perfect match.


If You Are a Travel Nurse


If you’re already enjoying a fulfilling career as a travel nurse, the new year can be a great time to try a different kind of assignment from what you usually take.


It’s practical to weigh assignments based on how well they pay, but sometimes this can hold you back from taking full advantage of your career as a travel nurse! This year, take an assignment because it’s located in a city you really want to visit- and take advantage of being there by really taking the time to experience that city!


Alternatively, choosing a location that you might not be that excited about can end up being a great experience as well. A lot of us have preconceived notions about cities that we’ve never visited,and these biases can hold you back from something that’s potentially really great. If you’re willing to have an open mind, these places can surprise you! If this idea makes you a little nervous, you can ask about the possibility of a shorter assignment to give this sort of thing a try with more minimal risk.


Looking for a bit of a smaller scale resolution? Try instead to commit yourself to getting more out of the assignments you take. One great way you can do this is by pushing yourself to get to know people better while you’re on assignment. Meeting a variety of people from a variety of places can really enrich your life. Need help getting started? Check out the article we wrote on the subject.


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