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Why would a healthcare professional want to work on a temporary basis?

Happy young nurse with an old patientThere is a misconception out there at times that a nurse may be interested in travel assignments because she could not cut it in a permanent position.

In reality, not only has research shown that temporary nurses are as qualified if not more so than permanent nurses, but there are also other reasons they may be interested in a temporary assignment, including:

  • Looking for more flexiblitiy in there job opportunities
  • Enjoy seeing and experiencing different parts of the country
  • Adding to their clinical skills set
  • Building their resume by working at a variety of hospitals of varying size and focus
  • Going through changes in their life
  • Entering a new phase in their career