Becoming a travel nurse is a great way to combine your love for your job with the ability to travel and explore this great country (or if you are more adventurous – beyond it). Ventura MedStaff has some of the best travel nurse contracts available. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or if you are ready to take on the challenge.
However, travel nursing is not all fun and games – it is still a highly important and responsible job. As a travel nurse, you will have all of the responsibilities you would as a salaried nurse. What sets you apart, though, is the fact that you will be away from home and free to explore your new surroundings as a tourist.
Summer might be one of the best times to explore the opportunity of becoming a travel nurse. Here’s why.
Enjoy Warm Weather
Warm weather is one of the best reasons to travel during the summer. As a travel nurse, you could find yourself stationed in any number of locations across the country – from Florida to California. And what better way to enjoy your time off than by spending it at the beach?
Even if you go to an area not typically associated with warm weather and beaches, like Alaska, the weather will still be more enjoyable and suitable for a whole host of outdoor activities.
There are plenty of other outdoor activities to take advantage of as well, like hiking, biking, and swimming. So if you love being outdoors, summer is definitely the best time to be a travel nurse.
A Myriad of Summer Events to Attend
In addition to the great weather, summertime also brings with it a host of fun events and festivals. As a travel nurse, you’ll have the opportunity to experience everything from concerts and fairs to food festivals and art shows.
No matter what your interests are, there’s sure to be an event that piques your curiosity. And since you’ll be stationed in a new location every few months, you’ll always have something new to explore.
Healthy and Light Food More Readily Available
Summer is also a great time to be a travel nurse because it’s when healthy, light food is more readily available. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are at their peak during the summer months, so you’ll be able to enjoy them while they’re freshest.
And since you’ll likely be spending more time outdoors during the summer, you’ll probably want to eat lighter meals that won’t weigh you down. So take advantage of the abundance of fresh produce and make sure to include plenty of fruits and veggies in your diet. You will also be healthier as a result.
Fewer Colds and Flu Bugs Going Around
During the summer months, there are typically fewer colds and flu bugs going around. This is due to the warmer weather, which can help kill off these types of viruses. As a medical professional, you will likely be more exposed to these kinds of situations, so picking a season when there are fewer infections to worry about will ensure that you are healthier, but also that you can enjoy your downtime doing leisurely activities and not in bed, sick.
So if you’re looking to avoid getting sick, summer is definitely the best time to be a travel nurse. You can still take precautions against getting sick, like washing your hands regularly and avoiding close contact with people who are sick, but you’ll have a better chance of staying healthy during the summer months.
All in all, summer is an ideal time to be a travel nurse. The weather is warm, there are plenty of fun events to attend, and the food is fresh and light. Plus, you’ll have a better chance of staying healthy since there are fewer colds and flu bugs going around. So if you’re considering becoming a travel nurse, make sure to do it during the summer months! So, who’s ready for a summer adventure with Ventura MedStaff? Contact us and let us help you enjoy your perfect summer adventure!