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Why Hawaii is A Great Place to Live and Work as a Travel Nurse

Travel nurses are essentially nurses who travel to any region where they’re needed and work on a contractual role for a clinic or hospital, until their contract ends – after which, they can either take a short break or move on to another contractual role in a place of their preference. 

When it comes to the healthcare department and everything we know about it, being a travel nurse may sound like an exciting (and comparatively relaxed) role – and it is. The reason for this is that while traditional roles of nursing involve working overtime and barely getting any time for yourself, being a travel nurse gives you more autonomy over your time, and career. 

That’s why a majority of Millennial nurses are currently opting to become travel nurses, respiratory therapists, etc – and landing a role in Hawaii seems to be an attractive aspect that many of them are choosing (for obvious reasons). In this article, we’re going to walk you through some of the main benefits that you’d get as a travel nurse if you chose to work in the wonderful, tropical state of Hawaii. Let’s get started!

1. A peaceful work atmosphere 

Even if you’ve been a city dweller all your life and aren’t really bothered about the noise, dust, smoke, pollution, traffic, and crowds that come along with such a life – you only know how peaceful life can truly be when you live in a place like Hawaii. 

Right from having the perfect weather and sunshine, to listening to the lovely birdsong in the morning and evening and enjoying the wonderful fresh produce that’s abundant in the region, you’ll be able to experience what a wholesome and elevated lifestyle can truly do for your mental and physical well-being

It’s not news that being a nurse can be a stressful and tiring job, but working as a travel nurse in the right environment can make all the difference in the world. There are also many open travel nurse positions in Hawaii right now, since many hospitals and clinics are looking for nurses who’ll be able to work on a contract, especially since the pandemic has left the world in a shortage for healthcare workers since 2020. 

2. A chance explore Hawaii – while working

If you’re someone who loves being surrounded by nature, whether it’s taking a long picnic in the sun or going on a trek every weekend, you’ll have enough time and more to do everything you wish to if you’re a travel nurse. This is because most travel nurses take their weekends off to explore the regions in which they stay, since it’s an opportunity that not many get when on a work trip. 

For this reason, you’ll be able to turn your work trip into a mini vacation as well, by exploring the culture and moving with the locals whenever you get some time off. Travel nurses also get to choose which shift they’d prefer working in, so you may even get to hang out with your friends during the evenings and explore local life. 

3. Be alone or socialize – the best of both worlds

Some people just want to disconnect from the rest of the world and enjoy their free time alone when they get time off from work, while some people (especially extroverts) recharge themselves by moving with different people and making new friends. 

As a nurse, you’re going to be spending a lot of time working with many different people throughout the week. So if you’d like to take some time off and just relax by yourself in the outdoors, you’ll have plenty of places to go to to spend some quality time alone. 

On the other hand, you’ll also be able to be a part of a very happening social life and choose from a plethora of social activities if you wish to spend your weekends with people your age.