It’s official, the holiday season is here!

While most people are busy packing their bags for their flights home, some travel nurses are preparing to head to their next travel destination. Travel nursing over the holidays can bring a lot of advantages and can also be very rewarding.

Working over the holidays comes with some exciting perks and benefits! If you’re thinking about holiday travel nursing, here are a few reasons to take on an assignment during the holidays.


Travel nursing can open up new and exciting options for the holiday season and your nursing career. Although most people take time off work to celebrate, this could be the perfect time for you to enjoy an even more meaningful holiday.

There are many more reasons why travel nursing during the holidays should be part of your nursing bucket list! Here are some of the reasons why:


One of the incentives to work during the holidays is increased pay. Nothing is more exciting than to be given a higher pay rate while working holidays. This is a great initiative if you are money-motivated because working during the holidays can help you earn more than usual!

Apart from that, there’s an increased demand for travel nurses during the holidays. It’s the reason why there are additional incentives offered such as bonuses or higher pay rates.

Make sure that you speak with your recruiter beforehand because each assignment is unique and you might be required to work all holidays, some holidays, or no holidays. If you want to enjoy that sweet holiday pay, let your recruiter know!


One of the best things about the holidays is the gift-giving traditions. Wherever you are, gift-giving is something that almost everyone practices during the holidays.

Many times, your co-workers are like family. This is the best time to make them feel your appreciation by giving them a nice token. It’s the season of giving, so make sure you give someone something they’ll remember you for.

There might also be a special sense of camaraderie among co-workers during a holiday shift. It gives you the chance to build rapport and a strong, positive relationship with your co-workers.


If you are looking to advance your career, working when there’s a high demand for travel nurses is key– holidays are usually the perfect time.

Travel nurses are high in demand during the holidays. This is a great opportunity for you to get out there and work. It might be a bit daunting at first, but travel nurses are always up for a little bit of a challenge.

Working over the holidays shows your employer that you are a team player and are willing to do your duty to keep up with hospital needs. Not many nurses are willing to work during the holidays. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and dedication as a healthcare worker.


Working on holidays gives you an extra sense of purpose. By working holidays, you impact your patients’ lives for the better. You are able to connect with them on a deeper level, especially when they feel lonely during the holidays.

Nobody wants to be sick or stuck in the hospital during the holidays. Holiday travel nursing allows you to uplift the spirits of your patients and bring them some joy.

Being with patients during the holidays also allows you to provide them with more comprehensive care and more one-on-one time. How about making your holiday shifts more memorable by giving patients something that’ll lighten up their time at the hospital?


The holidays are the perfect season for some wilder winter activities. If you love spending your holidays in the snow, this might be the perfect chance for you to spend it in a winter wonderland. Or maybe you prefer a winter beach trip experience in California?

There’s always a lot of exciting things to do during the holiday season. Every city has its holiday traditions and holiday hospital activities. Adventures are extra exciting during the winter- whether you want to ski, enjoy the ice-cold water on the beach or just watch the snowfall from the safety of your home. Every season is unique, but the holiday season gives you a different kind of travel experience. Seize that opportunity.


Many say that nurses often go beyond the usual to give extra clinical and patient care. Holiday travel nursing is just the same. Instead of being home for the holidays, nurses spend this time taking care of their patients.

At Corratel, our nurses enjoy our dedicated support towards their personal and professional growth. We ensure that your travel assignments during the holidays are a little more bearable.

If you find this post helpful, let us know in the comments section below! If you’re interested in taking assignments on holidays or simply want a new travel assignment, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected], and I’ll help you get started on an awesome journey with Corratel!