Travel Nurse Tips: Be This Not That
Have you recently been in a situation that you have relied on past events in your life to make a decision? Sometimes those decisions are not the right ones for us, but we have found ourselves in a pattern that needs to be broken. The next time you are in an uneasy or unsure situation, consider that your inner voice telling you it’s time to correct past errors and make better choices in your life. These 5 travel nurse tips are an excellent way to be this, not that.
Be Open Minded not Close Minded:
As a travel nurse, you are most likely already open-minded to adventure and trying new things, but remember to be open-minded to stretching yourself in other areas of your life as well.
Be a Leader, not a Follower:
Make this the year that you step into the limelight and lead. Leadership opportunities can be found in many different areas of your life. On assignment as a travel nurse, you can volunteer to lead a team project or meeting. You can also lead as a volunteer in your community or outside activities.
Be an Optimist, not a Pessimist:
Learn to focus on what is working instead of what isn’t. Studies show that being optimistic adds years to our lives, reduces our stress and allows our bodies to heal faster. Try to not be so hard on yourself or others, everyone makes mistakes. Instead, figure out what is needed to succeed or help others succeed; this will bring about a sense of accomplishment and happiness.
Be Approachable not Stand Off-ish:
Being the new travel nurse on assignment can be difficult, but it will be much easier if you are seen as approachable. Make sure your body language is approachable by having your arms in an open position (not crossed) and make eye contact with people. It’s also important to really listen to people when they are talking; remember a conversation is a two-way street.
Be Healthy, not unhealthy:
We’ve all heard this a million times, but making healthy choices is truly life-altering. Taking simple steps to make better food choices, getting sleep and exercising three times a week can make all of the difference in how we feel about ourselves.
These 5 tips to being open-minded, a leader, an optimist, approachable and healthy are the cornerstones to making better choices in your travel nurse career and your life. If you implement these values into your life, you will see remarkable changes in how you feel both physically and mentally and you will enjoy your career as a travel nurse and your love of helping others to the fullest extent.
Are you ready to become a travel nurse? Give us a call at (866) 617-7692 to speak with one of our recruiters about travel opportunities with VeroRN.