The reactions are definitely happy, ranging from "Let the games begin!"
to "It's about time!" They come in response to the announcement by
Medical Solutions that October 11, 2013 will dedicate a brand new
holiday. It is the first annual Travel Nurse Day, celebrating and
honoring the travel nurse corps, a dedicated group with little
recognition ... until now.
Being a Travel Nurse
All nurses have a "hard work" reputation, but travel nursing is
hard work with a slight difference. The travel nurse has all the
commitment to patient care that is the trademark of his or her profession.
In addition, travel nurses must be highly flexible with time and schedule
simply because, at little more than a moment's notice in some instances,
they must go whenever and wherever they are needed. There's no time to ease
into a situation when you're a travel nurse. There is little or no time to
become "one of the staff." Your situations are almost always unique. You're
needed somewhere, so you go - wherever that is, and you help. When your
work is finished, you turn around and head for the next demanding
situation. That's what a travel nurse does, and that's what a travel
nurse is all about.
Why Travel Nurse Day
The first annual travel nurse day is a way of entertaining these
workers who give so much of their time and themselves. It is also
a way of saying thank you for a unique contribution to the medical
field. The celebration actually began on October 4, starting with
contests, games, prizes, and a raffle. There are gift cards available
and a grand prize as well, with winners announced on celebration
day, October 11.
Medical Solutions, the third largest travel nurse staffing company,
focuses on filling short-term staffing needs with qualified, caring
medical personnel. It maintains a national network of so-called
travelers, who provide excellent care despite the nationwide shortage
of RNs. Its travel nurses work in more than 1,000 client hospitals
across the country.
All of the nation's travel nurses are urged to participate in this
first special way of honoring them and their dedicated work. It's a
brand new holiday. Come join us, travel nurses everywhere, and let
us honor you!