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Sweet Perks of Travel Nursing

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 by RNBP Admin

rn-bridge-program-registerd-nurseNursing is the noblest profession ­­­to choose and if you are driven by the passion of helping people then this is the profession to be in. Of course, passion alone probably isn’t your only driving force in becoming a Registered Nurse.  My guess is that the job security and huge pay increase are attractive deciding factors.  Regular RNs are paid handsome salaries but if you are a travelling nurse then things would be brighter for you as far as the pay benefits are concerned. Travelling nurses enjoy better pay benefits when compared to their regular counterparts.

Apart from the salary or hourly pay though, a traveling nurse is also entitled to some pretty sweet perks and incentives. So if you are looking at this profession in terms of the number of zeros that are added to your pay check, then you also need to consider the incentives and perk that you are going to get. Remember benefits make up for a lot of your expenses which otherwise would have to coughed up by you.

Statistics reveal that the travelling nurses are paid very high salaries and when compared with the salaries of the regular RNs, we have found that travelling nurses earn 10% to 15 % more. If we take a look at the hourly rates, we find that the travelling nurses could receive anything between $30 and $40. But here lies a catch - all the travelling nurses are put on contract, so if you have a contract you earn some cool dollars but if you do not have one then you would fail to earn even a single dollar. If you are really an efficient travelling nurse and are in the good books of the agency, then it is more likely that the agency would pay you a certain amount - agreed by both you and your agency - during the period you are not working. This is very common with most of the agencies that hire travelling RNs for their clients.

Some other pay benefits of travelling nurses include health and professional insurance, thus not only providing you a health cover but also saving you from the lawsuits that can be filed in case something untowardly happens while you are on duty. These insurances would generally cost you something between $50 and $100 but being a traveling nurse, you would be able to save the same by getting into a contract with the agency that provides these pay benefits.

You can even expect to pursue higher education, in case you wish to, as there are some agencies that provide educational assistance too as well as housing and vacation accrual. So bottom line is, earning your RN degree and becoming a Registered Nurse opens more doors than just working in a hospital.  Being a travel RN might be something to look into.

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Alternative Career Options for Registered Nurses

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by RNBP Admin

RN Bridge Program

What comes to mind when you think of a registered nurse? Do you picture being at the bedside of a critically ill patient administering medicine and dressing wounds? Sure, that’s one of the jobs you can have; it’s exciting, challenging and fulfilling. It’s also probably what most people envision when they think of a nurse. Not so sure you want to be a staff nurse for the rest of your career? Want to stretch your wings and imagination? Or maybe you’re just looking for a change. Well, if that describes you, it’s never been a better time to be a registered nurse. Just look at some of the great options you have that you may have never considered:

Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal Nurse Consulting is an interesting and unique nursing job. Legal Nurse Consultants are licensed RNs who consult with and advise various litigators and companies who are seeking input on the medical issues of a case. Registered nurses give their expert opinion, do research on a case, review medical files, reports, and interview patients face to face. You may also assist in depositions and testify in trials. It’s important to be an effective communicator, good researcher and skilled in remembering details. You will need to become certified to be a LNC, and can take certification courses online at your own pace, or a classroom. Compensation for a Legal Nurse Consultant is highly competitive. Some of your clients may include law firms, hospitals or private litigants. You can also be a freelance consultant, which offers you the great benefit of setting your own hours.

School Nurse

How do daytime hours and summers off sound? Then being a school nurse might be the job for you. School nurses work in the school system by assisting students and faculty by providing simple medical care, administering medication, and serving as a parent educator. Communication with parents is a large part of being a school nurse; you will make phone calls reporting a student’s illness, send notices of communicable diseases home to alert parents, and organize appropriate educational material to send home with students for parents to review. One of the prime benefits of being a school nurse are the hours required: all days with week-ends and holidays off. You can even job-share to create a part-time position–and it doesn’t get any better than having your summers off!

Travel Nurse

If you love to travel and desire to see new parts of the country while using your nursing skills, travel nursing may be perfect for you. Travel nursing is an exciting job with great compensation that usually includes paid housing, generous sign-on bonuses and the freedom to choose which locations you will work. You will work for an agency that gives you choices of locations with positions available and you decide whether to take the assignment. Assignments are usually no less than 12 weeks. This job is especially attractive to young, single nurses who have the freedom to move frequently and want to experience different parts of the country—including Hawaii!

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