Travel Nurse Adventures in America
Travel nursing opens the door for so many incredible opportunities and travel nurse adventures. We have categorized them by some of our favorite cities, so you can choose the best travel nurse adventure for yourself!
In the travel nursing world, there are so many options and so many places to try. It is perfectly normal to wonder how you are going to sift through all of the craziness that is a brand new home, even if it is temporary. We want to put you back in control. We have some recommendations for you based on things that we like, and they are all so different we hope that you, too, can align with one of our favorites and get back out there as soon as possible for your next travel nurse adventure!
Nursing is by far one of the most versatile, ever-changing, demanding, and flexible professions out there. Nursing provides many new experiences and opportunities for anyone looking for a lasting and fulfilling career. Due to these opportunities, a lot of thought should go into exactly where you want to go to be a travel nurse and what to expect from our suggestions for the best places to travel nurse.
Denver has become one of the nations most sought after destinations in the last three years. Not only can you enjoy 300 days of sunshine in Colorado, but also there is no lack of nightlife and fun for you to partake in. Since making recreational marijuana legal, Denver has seen a huge influx of people coming from all over the country. This has created a scene filled with vibrancy and interesting new life in the mile high city.
You can enjoy the outdoors by going for a hike in the Rocky Mountains or relax at a spa downtown. There are plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants, and sporting events to watch right in the center of downtown Denver. You can have it all, plus four separate seasons each uniquely filled with various activities! Browse Travel Nurse assignments in Denver, Colorado.
New York City is practically the melting pot cultural spread of America. If you enjoy a fast-paced city that is known for its art, filled with incredible culture, home of fashion, and uniquely bustling with finance, then New York is a good place to consider. Also, have you tried the cheesecake and pizza?! Those are not just rumors, friends!
New York is also where some of the most renowned hospitals and health care facilities are located, so there are plenty of options for you to consider for nursing and increase your skillset in a safe place coupled with expert health care professionals. Don’t forget, New York also pays incredibly well for travelers.
When it comes to what you are going to want to be doing outside of work in New York City you can always (and you should!) visit iconic sites like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Museum of Natural History, and Times Square. NYC is a ginormous playground for you, so go, and stay awhile! Browse Travel Nurse assignments in New York City, New York.
We all know what word comes to mind when someone brings up living and working in Los Angeles: TRAFFIC. Don’t worry; we are well aware as Wanderly is based on our Greater Los Angeles. THAT is what makes us so confident you will love it here, too. You see, the traffic and crowded streets of Los Angeles are not every part of Los Angeles. Sure, if you want to live or work next to Staples Center you might be in for a long commute. However, what most people do not know, is there are many surrounding communities, that are still a part of Los Angeles, that do not require you to ever get on the freeway. There are many hospitals in beach cities or along the coast that are not only filled with fun things to do but have easy commutes to and from hospitals.
Fun things to do in Los Angeles: it is incomparable. We are known for our insane amount of diverse food options, the beach, volleyball, gargantuan mountains, sporting events, and outdoor activities. There is no shortage here, so don’t let the rumors stop you! Browse Travel Nurse Assignments in Los Angeles, California.
This is one of the best cities for travel nursing especially for our history buffs, and we absolutely love the idea of being a travel nurse in Washington D.C. It is one of the best places to travel nurse, especially if you are historically, politically, or academically enthused. America’s capital, the red, white, and blue!
Fun, iconic, important, and interesting places to visit and things to do: Capitol Building, tour the White House, catch a concert at the Kennedy Center, explore at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum or see the pandas at the National Zoo.
Washington D.C. is one of the best cities for travel nursing. You can also experience the weather, and take some fun winter photos. Be sure to pack a winter coat if traveling October-February and your touristy shorts and tee shirt for the summer months! Browse Travel Nurse Assignments in Washington, D.C.
The South also offers a great opportunity to be a travel nurse. In Atlanta, Georgia you are going to experience a lifestyle unlike anything you’ve ever dreamed of (unless you are from the South, of course!). Think super sweet tea, delicious southern cooking complete with fried chicken, BBQ, and collard greens, and warm weather perfect for swinging on the front porch listening to the fireflies. This city has one of the highest salaries for nurses and is popular for exquisite hospitals and health care facilities that serve large amounts of people.
Of course, there are tons of things to do in Atlanta (besides seeing a Braves game!): Atlanta Botanical Garden, Turner Field, Georgia Aquarium, and the Fox Theater. Browse Travel Nurse Assignments in Atlanta, Georgia.
It’s Vegas, baby! This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re young and single or married and experienced, everyone can have fun in Las Vegas. Not only does travel nursing here give you the opportunity to enjoy the richness of the casinos, shows, and cuisine, but you also have the time to explore the desert and life outside of the strip.
There are so many things to do in Las Vegas… you will never get bored. You will also meet a ton of interesting people, and have experiences that are unforgettable. The hospital scene is unique to Nevada and offers a large learning opportunity for you and as long as you remain open-minded– you will have a blast. Roll the dice on Las Vegas! Browse Las Vegas, Nevada Travel Nurse assignments here.
Maui is another beautiful destination and place to be a travel nurse. On the slightly more expensive side of the spectrum, it’s a great place to say for the short-term in order to really enjoy the unique beauty of the Hawaiian sand, ocean, and sky. If you like being outdoors and hiking, biking, surfing, and snorkeling, then you’ll love exploring Maui. There is nothing quite like the island life and the kindness of the Hawaiian people! Browse Travel Nurse Assignments in Maui, Hawaii here.
These are just some of the best adventures for a travel nurse, but which one will you choose? Browse all travel nurse assignments here.
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