Travel Nursing Requirement after COVID19

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Demand of Travel Nursing after Covid19.

Travel nursing. It sounds cool and all, but what is it? Can I make money doing it? Is it steady work? This short article intends to answer some of the most common questions about travel nursing.

Travel nurses (aka travelers) provide temporary fill-in assistance, usually when a hospital or other facility is short-staffed, either due to losing large numbers of their staff or because of an unusual surge in demand/patient load. Travelers usually work a thirteen-week contract in one location, then move on to the next.

With the current pandemic, there has been an unprecedented demand for travel nursing, especially for those who are willing to serve COVID-positive patients in situations with limited resources. With the heightened demand, pay rates have risen commensurately. Anecdotally, $125 per hour is not unusual for nurses working in intensive care units in the middle of an outbreak.

So. What does this mean for the intrepid travel nurse? Will there still be demand after COVID?

Absolutely yes. Travel nursing has been around for a long time, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.

If you have the experience to begin now, it’s a great time to get into it, since the rates are higher than they’ve ever been. However, even if you are just graduating and still need several years of critical care experience before you sign your first contract, the demand is pretty certain to stay strong until then. The current high rates are unlikely to stay, but travelers have always been able to command a premium for their ability to step into any unit and start working with only minimal orientation. If that sounds like you, go for it!

Nurses in Time of COVID

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Being a nurse in a global pandemic is a unique and challenging calling.

If you are like most healthcare professionals, you became a nurse to save lives and to help others. Depending on where you work, both of those desires have been deeply challenged over the last year. Ethical dilemmas abound, and so do Casualties and disability.

Long hours and tiring work have always been a part of nursing, but that has become ever so much more so during the ongoing pandemic. Mandatory quarantines, parents staying home with children who are doing school online, and higher patient loads in acute care, rehab, and long term care lead to chronic short-staffing.

Risk of life has increased everywhere, but especially felt by those caring for known COVID-positive patients. Add to that the stress of perhaps carrying COVID to a family member, and nurses are bearing a load of anxiety such as hasn’t been known in decades.

I became a nurse to save lives and help others. You, too, probably.

Together, let’s take a deep breath and remember that this hasn’t changed. Get a good night’s sleep, strap on your N95, wash your hands, smile with your eyes, and go bring your unique blend of caring and skill into a world that desperately needs it.

From a VCS Healthcare Nurse!

Karen

Healthcare Workers

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Healthcare workers have been serving Community and providing care to the patients in need. We know healthcare Workers  sometime cancel personal plans  and miss family functions when Hospital/Facility is short in staffing and need workers to worker so VCS is thankful to the Healthcare workers for provider services!

VCS is happy to work with healthcare service providers and healthcare workers to maintain the Supply and Demand ratio so patients always get the care and attention as needed.

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