Do you agree?

Life is not an end goal, it’s a journey, a collection of moments throughout your time here on earth.

That being said, it makes sense that true fulfillment doesn’t come from what you have at the end of your life, but rather from how you spend all the little moments throughout your life.

Travel nursing offers you a journey throughout life, a chance to explore, discover and try new things. A chance to meet new people, grow as a person and learn more about yourself. It is a career choice that doesn’t just demand something from you, but will give back to you as well.

Top 5 Benefits of Travel Nursing:

Free Travel: You get to go to a new place at no personal cost! That trip to see the Pacific Ocean? Now’s the time to take it, you won’t even have to pay for the plane ticket.

Free Housing: Ever wondered what it would be like to live in another location, but don’t want to make the permanent commitment of moving there? Try a travel nursing assignment – your housing will be paid for while you are working your contract! Think of the possibilities: you can still keep up with your rent or mortgage back home while you’re away or, if you plan to travel nurse for the long-term, without rent to pay your savings can grow rapidly.

People You Meet: We often hear from our nurses that their travel nursing experiences changed their life and was some of the best times of their life.  We are always amazed at some of the stories our nurses share with us.

One of our nurses met her husband while on assignment and they are now happily married with a new baby. Another made incredible friendships and will be standing as a bridesmaid at a fellow travel nurse’s upcoming wedding. Another got to see the Northern Lights, and check that item off of her bucket list, while yet another was able to save up to buy the Mercedes Benz that she had always wanted.

Top Wages: Want to buy a car, put a down-payment on a home, take a once-in-a-lifetime trip? It’s true. Travel Nursing can offer the chance to earn more dollars, faster.  What could the extra savings do for you?

Flexibility: Without a doubt, flexibility is one of the top 5 reasons for travel nursing. The ability to work when you want and where you want is a huge benefit.  If you worked for a month and could earn enough money to take the next month off, what would you do with the time? Travel, spend quality time with your family?  Ski, garden, train for a marathon?  If you always wanted to work in a small town, but aren’t ready to give up the big city lights, Travel Nursing offers an opportunity to “have your cake and eat it too”!  Work where you want to and come home to friends/family when you want.


These 5 main perks of travel nursing are commonly mentioned because they are quantifiable, but we want to stress the impact that travel nursing can have on your life as you take control of your nursing career.

We all have hopes, dreams and desires. Being a nurse means that you are lucky enough to have chosen a career that can help make those dreams a reality. We strive to empower our nurses by enabling them to grow and develop in the ways that they want to, where they want to, when they want to, and with exceptional compensation for their work.


Our passion is helping you discover your ideal life. We want to hear more of these “milestone” success stories, which is why our recruiters take the time to get to know you and your preferences and listen to what it is that you hope to get out of travel nursing, so that they can match you with your ideal assignment.

Don’t like living in the country? We have urban placement available and can see what works for you. Want to go on assignment with a friend? No problem, we can arrange for friends to be kept together while travel nursing. Hope to gain a new skill set? We can place you at a facility where there is overlap between units and you’ll have more variety in your work.

While the Top 5 Benefits listed above are what most people think of when they think of the perks of travel nursing, remember that the journey, adventure, and experience it provides is so much more than these few things.

It is not possible to put into words all that our travel nurses have gotten out of their assignments, but we are confident that whatever it is you want to get out of your own placement is possible with Select Medical Connections.

Contact a recruiter today for more information on how we can take you where you want to go.