Am I Too Old to Start Travel Nursing? (2023)

Am I Too Old to Start Travel Nursing? (1)

If you think you’re too old to be a travel nurse, think again. It’s common for nurses to want to try something new in their career, and while it may seem that younger adults gravitate more towards travel nursing, nurses of any age can be travel nurses.

If you’re a seasoned nurse considering making the switch to travel nursing, then here are a few reasons why this role would be perfect for you.

Why You’d Make a Great Travel Nurse

  • You Have the Experience Since travel nursing has grown in popularity through the years, the talent pool is more abundant and competitive. Your established nursing career will help you stand out and land you your dream role.

As an experienced nurse, you’re likely used to working in different settings with various team structures for all types of patients. Plus, you may even have special certifications and skills (as mentioned in our blog post on tips on how to make your travel nurse resume stand out) that will further prove that you’re qualified for the new travel nursing role.

  • Travel Nursing Knows No Age Limits – Just because you’re an older nurse doesn’t mean you won’t get anything less than what younger travel nurses experience. Regardless of your age, you’ll still have the chance to explore a new city, help a new community of patients, meet new people, and grow in your career.

If anything, being an older travel nurse may grant you more opportunities for where you are in life. For example, if you have a retired partner, you can bring them along on your travel assignments. Or, if you’re an empty nester, then now may be the perfect time to adventure, travel, and temporarily live somewhere new.

  • You Can Share Your Knowledge – Travel nursing gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with different people all over the country. As a more accomplished nurse, other nurses in your unit have the opportunity to learn from all you’ve experienced throughout your career. For example, since hospital policies vary from location to location, you’ll get to teach each new unit the best of what you’ve learned in your past experiences.

Know That Our Team Will Support You

As a national staffing resource for the healthcare industry, the team at HealthCare Support believe it’s never too late to start your travel nursing career. Our recruiters are ready to listen to your goals as a travel nurse and place you on assignments that align with what you want in your career. Through dedicated advocacy, compassionate guidance, and highly responsive support, we’ll get you started on the travel nurse career you desire.

To learn more about our open jobs and services, please give us a call at 888-219-6285.

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