Summertime Travel Nursing: Making the Most of Your Travel Nurse Assignment

Summertime Travel Nursing: Making the Most of Your Travel Nurse Assignment

Summertime Travel Nursing: Making the Most of Your Travel Nurse Assignment

Although its allure entices many travel nurses (and rightfully so!), not every assignment can be in beautiful, beachy, sunny Hawaii. But the good news about summertime travel nursing is that the climate generally gets a little more awesome nationwide — making it the perfect time to really get out there and make the most of your travel nurse assignment.

As most travelers know, and as TNC shared here recently, every state has something that makes it beautiful! So here are a few fun, summertime links I found to help you make the most of your summertime travel nurse assignment:

Travel Nursing Blogs did a fun roundup of Ultimate Roadside Attractions for Travel Nurses here, including some of the more unique destinations to check out while on or heading to your assignment, such as the Oregon Vortex, Carhenge, the World’s Largest Six-Pack, and even driving through a redwood tree in California! TNB also has a post about Summer Survival for Travel Nurses here.

Nursing Link did a post about fun summer nursing jobs here. Although not traditional travel nursing jobs, they are in the same vein. The post discusses the options of summer camp nurse and cruise ship nurse!

Fastaff offered a roundup of general summer health and safety tips here. It’s all stuff you should know, but it’s never a bad idea to review.

American Traveler offers some summertime tips for specific locations here.

Medical Solutions offers some info on some of the best locations for a summer travel nursing contract here.

RN Central has an older (2011, but still relevant) post about 5 great working vacations for summer travel nurses here.

And here is a great story about a traveler named Deb Keller who made the most of her summer assignment in the Midwest.

Wherever you land this season, just be sure to make the most of it and have some hot fun this summertime!

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The Most Beautiful Spots in Each U.S. State

Niagara Falls

New York’s beautiful Niagara Falls.

As the Fourth of July weekend nears, patriotic revelers are set to celebrate throughout all 50 states. For travel nurses, you may be about to experience the Independence Day holiday in a brand new, exciting location — exploration is, after all, one of the major perks of a career in travel nursing, in addition to cultivating your career!

Over at Thrillist, where they just love to make lists that detail all the good, bad, and ugly that America has got going for it, they’re celebrating what they call “America Week” with a post called “The Most Beautiful Place in Each State.” So, no matter where your latest assignment has taken you — from Washington to Florida, from Alabama to Wyoming, and all points in between — they’ve suggested a beautiful site worth feasting your eyes on.

Georgia's Callaway Gardens

Georgia’s beautiful Callaway Gardens.

In the post they acknowledge that beauty can mean different things to different people, writing: “In Pennsylvania, it might be a towering skyline. In Nevada, a mountain lake. Every state (and/or Commonwealth!) has its own version of beauty, which is why we polled residents and tourism boards from each to determine what that one must-hit (and must-Instagram) spot is.”

Some of the most beautiful spots in each U.S. state mentioned in the list include:

Oregon's beautiful Crater Lake.

Oregon’s beautiful Crater Lake.

  • Arizona’s Havisu Falls
  • California’s Big Sur
  • Florida’s Seven Mile Bridge
  • Georgia’s Callaway Gardens
  • Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp
  • Minnesota’s Boundary Waters
  • Nevada’s Lake Tahoe
  • New York’s Niagara Falls
  • Oregon’s Crater Lake
  • Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Wyoming’s Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

As a Travel Nurse, you’re in a unique position to collect all 50! Let us know in the comments which of these beautiful wonders you’ve seen or have plans to see soon.

Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone!

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