As a travel nurse there are many career paths available to you. Below are 5 rewarding career paths you can take as a travel nurse.
Catheterization Lab Nurse
A catheterization laboratory or cath lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualize the arteries of the heart and the chambers of the heart and treat any stenosis or abnormality found.
A Travel Nurse can be a critical part of the team here. As a key member of the cath lab team, you play a critical role during lifesaving procedures, including angioplasties, valvuloplasties, catheterizations, and implant surgeries. You skills and experience provide a valuable lifeline to the well-being of patients who need vital care during trying times.
If you like to stay busy and want an opportunity to repeatedly care for people who need it, this is where you want to be. The Emergency Room. As an emergency room (ER) nurse, you’re on the frontlines in critical care situations, providing early assessment and treatment protocols to patients with serious injury or illness. Your skills working alongside physicians are invaluable, but you also provide an important lifeline between patients and their loved ones.
Similar to an ER Nurse, as an intensive care nurse, you bring a critical set of skills to a population of patients who are at their most vulnerable. You provide both physical and mental support, act as patient advocate, and assist physicians in performing essential procedures.
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Often referred to as an L & D Nurse, this could be a very rewarding travel nursing position to be in. Your are of work is one that puts smiles on people’s faces as you help bring new children into the world. Expectant mother’s depend on you to smooth the way for their new additions as you assist in the labor process and monitor critical components of the childbirth. Labor and delivery nurses are nurses that assist women during the process of childbirth. Labor and delivery nurses are very similar to perinatal nurses, only they just assist during labor verses seeing the woman during the entire pregnancy like perinatal nurses do. During a woman’s labor, the labor and delivery nurse monitors the fetal heart rate in order to determine if the baby is handling labor well. The nurse also monitors the woman’s blood pressure, temperature, strength and timing of contractions, and cervical dilation.
Medical Surgery Nurse
Medical-surgical nursing is the foundation of all nursing practice. Once upon a time and not so very long ago, all nurses practiced the art and science of nursing on wards; everyone was a medical or surgical nurse — that is where all nursing started. Today, many travel nurses choose to work in the specialty of medical-surgical nursing. Your valuable experience in the surgical unit is imperative to the patient experience as you navigate procedures alongside physicians and specialty surgeons. You bring a level of expertise that enhances the surgical process, giving patients the piece-of-mind they need during important procedures.