By Julia Kuhn, M.S. CCC-SLP
Founder/Blogger at: https://thetravelingtraveler.com
Calling all traveling nurses! Travel nursing is one of the best ways to see the country. Now is the time to pick your summer location! Moving with the seasons is an exclusive benefit to travel nursing! Do you want the history of the East Coast? Or an adventure into the vast mountains of the west? Here are the top 5 locations for travel nurses to consider this summer…
1. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Boston is a must-see for all traveling nurses. Summer is the perfect time to explore this medical hub, whether on foot, by bike, or boat.
The charming cobblestone streets of Boston are filled with endless boutique shops and historical landmarks. Outdoor festivals, music shows, and sailing boats on the Charles River fill the city. From Boston, visit the beaches of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Boston is home to some of the best, world-class hospitals in the country, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Working at one of these hospitals is a powerful addition to any nurse’s resume!
2. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Seattle is a fantastic summer destination for foodies. The city is nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Trek to the mountains or nearby lakes on your time off or grab a fresh brew in the birthplace of Starbucks. Perfect for the coffee lovers out there!
Pike Place Market and the Space Needle are all Seattle bucket list items. Exploring nearby Puget Sound and Mount Rainier are good full day activities.
Seattle is a year-round favorite of traveling nurses. Top medical centers include Swedish Memorial, Virginia Mason, and University of Washington. Travelers report these hospitals as very traveler-friendly and accommodating.
3. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
If you want to avoid the intense heat of the summertime, try San Francisco. Located in the Bay Area of California, it is a must stop for anybody that holds a California nursing license.
Average temperatures in July range from 54-67 degrees. Perfect for the nurse who wants to avoid the heat. In addition, UCSF Medical Center is raved about by nurses and is nationally ranked as a top hospital.
On days off, walk around Chinatown and sample some delicious fresh food! Practice your camera skills by taking iconic pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman’s Wharf. Indulge in chocolate heaven at Ghirardelli Square, or take a drive to Muir Woods, Napa Valley, or Point Reyes.
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