An ANA study reported that three out of four nurses cited stress and overwork as a major health concern.

Let’s face it. Nursing is a stressful job. And years of this high-pressure work (as rewarding as it often is) can take its toll. You start wondering, is this really what I should be doing with my life? Or maybe there’s some way to recharge my “nursing batteries” and stick with the career that, when all is said and done, I’m still devoted to?

Some long-time staff nurses have found that travel nursing is an ideal way to re-charge those career batteries. Travel nurse jobs break up the old familiar routine by taking you to new locations, with new co-workers, and new procedures that can expand your skill set. Hospitals coping with nurse staffing shortages are eager to have experienced nurses join their teams — whether for a short assignment or a longer one.

Curious? Here’s one place to start: “What is Travel Nursing?