New York Travel Nurse Jobs: More Opportunity Than Ever Before

New York Travel Nurse Jobs

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

“New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town”—and a fantastic location for a travel nursing assignment. 

Just as the sailors in “On the Town” proclaimed at the start of this iconic movie more than 70 years ago, New York offers excitement and a wide range of possibilities for everyone who visits.

New York travel nurse jobs remain plentiful, as evidenced by the hundreds of nursing positions available through From home health to intensive care, registered nurses continue to be in demand for these short-term assignments.

Top-rated hospitals in New York City and throughout the state enable travel nurses to work with talented staff nurses and physicians. Travel nursing gives RNs an opportunity to learn new ways of doing things, become proficient with new technologies and build a resume with new experiences. It also offers the possibility to make new friends or develop a relationship with a mentor. 

A travel nurse can explore an area of the country where he or she might want to settle down or retire. New York offers tremendous adventures and action. 

Things to do while in New York: What’s open

Even with Broadway dark during the current pandemic, New York City offers nonstop action. 

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors’ bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, has launched “All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways,” with deals nurses can take advantage of, said Alyssa Schmid a spokesperson or NYC & Company.  

“We are certainly encouraging exploration of the city in a safe way,” Schmid said.

Shops, restaurants and attractions are open and following new health protocols as outlined by NYC & Company. This includes wearing masks, washing hands before entering a business, using hand sanitizer, maintaining six or more feet between others and using contactless payment methods. 

Enjoy walking on the High Line or through Central Park and check out the recently completed Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, sculpted by Meredith Bergmann in Connecticut. The monument pays tribute to three New Yorkers who shaped women’s rights: Susan B. Anthony, who championed women’s right to vote; Sojourner Truth, a former slave and human rights advocate; and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an abolitionist, author and women’s rights activist.  

The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum have reopened for nurses and others who appreciate art and want to soak up culture. And the Museum of the City of New York, American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Historical Society also are welcoming guests and allow people to learn more about the city.  

Look out over the city from the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. 

Pay tribute to the Americans lost on September 11, 2001, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Explore lower Manhattan and the various neighborhoods between the Battery and Times Square. Round out your time in the city with a visit to all five boroughs.

Living and working in New York City energizes nurses and other professionals. It’s a city like none other. But it is not for everyone.  

Nurses who prefer a little less excitement than the Big Apple may prefer a travel assignment to Long Island or Upstate New York, which would provide many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the state’s rich history.    

Travel nursing ins and outs

New York travel nurse jobs provide an opportunity to live and work in one of the more expensive places in the country, with quality housing paid for by the travel nurse company.

The facility and location determine salaries. Travel nurses can earn up to an $80,000 annual salary, with medical, dental and vision insurance covered. Benefits often include employee assistance programs and free continuing education, as well. 

Another benefit? Travel nurses avoid hospital or clinic politics or management issues. Therefore, they can focus entirely on taking the best care of their patients. If the environment is not a good fit, in just a few weeks, the nurse can select a different facility or city.

Travel nurses, typically, enjoy change and the challenge of stepping into a new workplace and quickly starting to care for patients. They remain flexible and calm under pressure. Working as a traveler helps nurses develop “change stamina,” which can benefit them in every aspect of life.  

New York travel nurse jobs can enhance a nurse’s life, enrich life experiences, energize and bring joy. 

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