Specialties To Consider as a Travel Nurse
January 25, 2023
Travel nursing is a great option for nurses who are looking for a variety of experiences and challenges, as well as for nurses who want to travel the country. However, it can be overwhelming to decide which K-12 staffing specialty to pursue.
Here are some specialties that are perfect for any travel nurse:
- Cardiology: Cardiology is a rewarding specialty that allows you to help people who need heart procedures, such as an angioplasty or bypass surgery. You’ll also have the opportunity to educate patients on how they can improve their health by making changes in their diet and lifestyle.
- Oncology: Oncology is another rewarding specialty that allows you to help people who need cancer treatment. You’ll work closely with patients who may be going through chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which often means long hours at night or on weekends.
- Emergency Medicine: As an emergency medicine nurse, you’ll learn how to triage patients quickly so they receive appropriate care as quickly as possible. You’ll also work with doctors and other medical professionals in order to determine what kind of treatment each patient needs right away before sending them home again.
- Pediatrics: Nurses specializing in pediatrics work with children of all ages. They provide care for patients who are experiencing illnesses or injuries as well as monitoring healthy patients and administering vaccines. This position requires someone who is patient-centered and comfortable working with children.
- Labor and Delivery: As a labor and delivery nurse, you’ll be responsible for providing care for women during pregnancy from conception through delivery. You’ll also provide care for newborns immediately after birth until they’re ready to be discharged from the hospital. This position requires someone who has strong interpersonal skills and is comfortable working with women at all stages of pregnancy (and after).
- Acute care—the most common type of travel nursing job, this involves taking care of patients who are hospitalized for an illness or injury. You may find yourself working in the emergency department or on a surgical unit.
Choosing a specialty to study as a travel nurse is not something to be taken lightly. But ultimately, the choice is up to you, and you should consider your personal goals and finances before making a final decision. But we hope that our tips have helped you make an informed choice, and that they help you find the right traveling job for your needs!