Travel nursing could be your next great career move 


We talk a lot about travel nursing here at Corratel. After all, Travel Nurses make up a huge number of the healthcare professionals that we build ideal careers for. But, if you’re new here, you might be wondering – what is travel nursing? 


Travel nursing is an assignment concept that was developed in response to concentrated nursing shortages in the 1970s. It’s widely accepted that the idea was born out of a seasonal nursing shortage that appeared in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities which drew more people into the city. Hospitals in surrounding regions sent medical staff on an ad hoc basis to help out New Orleans residents with the influx of new patients. Although there is a long history of nurses doing temporary assignments in the U.S. (think, for example, about the military nurse corps), the first private agency to recruit Travel Nurses appeared in 1978. 


Since then, travel nursing has become an indispensable part of American healthcare. Travel nursing presents an attractive and logical solution to short-staffed healthcare facilities that need extra hands on board during periods of crisis. For example, during the more intense waves of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Travel Nurses performed the crucial role of supplementing healthcare staff in COVID hotspots while the waves peaked. The relief that they supplied to the permanent healthcare staff who were working at these facilities was telling of the incredible efforts that the professional healthcare community (especially nurses!) made to overcome the pandemic and save thousands of lives.


Travel nursing assignments typically last anywhere between six and thirteen weeks. Because these assignments are based on demand, compensation rates for Travel Nurses are extremely attractive. Guided by our mission statement – care, earn, belong – Corratel takes enormous pride in securing the highest compensation packages in the industry for our Travel Nurses. Your career success and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us! 


Travel nursing is an ideal career choice for somebody who is unafraid of adventure and is seeking to be challenged professionally. Because you’ll be exposed to so many different practice environments in the course of your career, Travel Nurses become highly skilled and valuable employees, no matter whether they are employed as permanent members of staff or as travelers. The most obvious benefit, of course, is built right into the name – travel! Travel nursing is a career that offers you incredible flexibility, travel opportunity, and adventure. 


When you apply to be a Travel Nurse with Corratel, you’ll be joining a family that cares for your professional well-being in the same way that you care for your patient’s wellbeing. We believe that you should earn the kind of salary you deserve so that you can live the lifestyle of your choice and take care of those who depend on you. That’s why we work around the clock to secure the highest compensation rates in the industry for our nursing partners. If you’re looking for an agency that prioritizes your needs, then you belong with Corratel Healthcare. Apply to be a Travel Nurse with us today using the link below: