A Vocation that Gives You the Ticket to Travel Is…

We talk a lot about how travel can change your outlook and how you see yourself and how others see you. But most jobs won’t allow you to jump up and travel all over the United States and, if there are, you usually won’t have the option to stay put if there’s a place you’d want to set your roots upon. A career change in the field of nursing can give you just that kind of opportunity. Let me explain. While on mandatory bed rest with my son, Zachary, I was put up in Cedars Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills for a month. Staying in that joint for longer than a week and you get to know who’s changing your bed pan and sticking that catheter up you woo-ha. I got to chatting with an attractive African American nurse who was visiting from the deep South–she signed up for a program where nurses travel to various hospitals all over the U.S. for a few weeks or so at a time. She clearly was enjoying herself, and told me she was looking forward to a date she was having with a guy she met across the hospital tower. If you’re single and childless, becoming a traveling nurse keeps things interesting, and then who knows who you’ll meet and what experiences you’ll have once you punch off the clock?African american woman doctor


There’s lot of agencies that nurses can sign up with that will arrange the gigs, and some will even facilitate international travel, transporting patients from one country to another for treatment. A quote from Cross Country Travel Corps, an agency for traveling nurses: “As far as nursing careers go, nothing compares to the experience and adventure that travel nursing offers. Working at some of the nation’s most prestigious facilities will give you a fresh new perspective on your own abilities. You’ll have the opportunity to live in some of the most exciting and unique destinations our country has to offer and earn benefits that will rival any permanent position. Imagine your life as a travel nurse — being able to choose the city you want to work in, the healthcare facility, even the shift you want to fill, then having the freedom to change it all up again in 13 or 26 weeks – that’s what travel nursing is all about. You decide your every move… go at your own speed…and dictate your own path to success.” But most agencies will require that you have a Bachelor’s degree because of the level of critical thinking required. Nursing programs offered by schools like Kaplan University make it more convenient if you’re looking to transition from one vocation to another, or if you want to beef up your credentials so that you’ll have more opportunities, like becoming a traveling nurse. Kaplan offers online programs, campus-based programs, and blended programs available in selected fields. Students can earn Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees as well as certificates and diplomas. So what are you waiting for? This is a total no-brainer.

Whether you’re seeking further success in your current role or a new opportunity, Kaplan University can help you prepare for the exciting possibilities ahead.*

As an accredited university built on more than 75 years of experience,† Kaplan University offers a wide range of career-focused programs designed to develop the skills and knowledge leading employers seek. Our focus: to offer you the most direct educational path to achieve your goals.

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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

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