Can I travel as a new grad RN?
I think most companies require a year or two but with pandemic things might’ve changed. Tbh, you might not want to travel as a new grad. I would at least get a year because you are on your own as a travel nurse and other nurses might not be willing to help (speaking from experience). There are so many unanswered questions as a new grad
No. You really need experience
I’ve seen 1 year RNs land travel jobs, but never fresh grads. Critical thinking and time management ought to be priorities the first 1-2 years.
No very important to have experience .
No. You need experience. Travel nursing isn’t just high paychecks. It’s getting 1 day orientation in a new hospital to care for patients, learning new systems, new people, new areas, etc…if you don’t feel secure in your nursing knowledge and career, then you’ll fail the patients. You can’t focus on learning to be a nurse and learning all of the above.
Please don’t. Get as much work experience as you can, maybe a couple of years before you embark in travel nursing. I have plenty of expectations from travel nurses. Versatility and wealth of nursing experience of your particular specialty are the keys.
Definitely not. Travel nursing is meant for experienced nurses who can jump right in with little orientation. You can’t do that as a new grad.
The best thing I heard regarding being a travel nurse is, you have to be prepared/skilled enough to care for the most critical/sick patients on the unit. If the answer is no, maybe you are not ready to travel.
The money you can earn from travel nursing is great, but it's not worth you risking your license. As a travel RN you will be used and abused, and need a solid foundation in order to manage the workload and keep your patients safe.
You can't travel as a new grad no travel agency will accept you. During the pandemic there was wiggle room and they hired people with as little as one year experience but now it's back to two years minimum plus the amount of contracts are slowing down again.