Let me just emphasize that everything in this blog is solely based on my own personal experience during the worst surges of Covid-19. As you will read, it has never been the same experience or rules every time I took a contract, so I’m sure a lot of travelers who have also worked rapid crisis contracts will have completely different experiences. With that being said, enjoy!
Like many other travelers out there, I’m sure you have been curious about the insanely high pay rates that rapid crisis contracts offer, but were not sure on what it all entailed. Here's a little insight on what to expect. First off let me just start by saying, not just anyone can hack these contracts, there is a chance that you will get thrown into literal HELL. However, if you’re lucky, it could be the easiest money you’ve ever made!
Ever wonder how you could juggle Grad school and continue to be a travel healthcare professional? Honestly, it’s not for the faint of heart however, tenacity and determination will supersede any doubts you may have. Embarking on this type of journey IS possible and I’ll tell you how. Now, lets take a look at what type of degrees would be easier to navigate while on the road…
First, finding a university or college that’s online is a no-brainer; when starting an NP program I would look for one that is 100% online. If you’re anything like me and have distractions at home such as cleaning over studying or writing, 100% online is not going to work. There are programs that meet every 2-3 weeks and are suitable for those on the road. I would suggest mentioning this scheduling conflict in your interview or first thing at your new assignment. Facilities are desperate these days, so negotiating this into a contract would behoove you. Second, I would talk to an advisor at the university you’re wanting to attend and see what programs are available that cater to the travel lifestyle.