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5 Must-Have Qualities of a Travel Nursing Companion

Finding the right international travel nursing companion for your loved ones makes a difference in the quality of care they receive. Here are a few traits you’ll want to look for when you hire one:

Flexibility

A travel nurse is at ease with changing time tables and schedules, often as a result of on-the-job training and experience. You’ll want to consider the same quality when you look for a travel nurse, one who can easily accommodate to changing care schedules.

Experience

Not all nurses are equal. Two nurses might have the same area of specialization and expertise, but if one of them has worked in, for example, a cancer hospital, that adds an edge to the her resume. Depending on what your loved one’s condition is, finding a nurse who has the right kind of experience to take care of your parent or grandparent is a good move.

Bedside manner

You don’t just want someone with the right credentials and experience. You want someone who has a wonderful bedside manner, someone who can put your sick, injured or disabled loved ones at ease.

Dedication

Another quality of a great international travel nursing companion is the dedication that nurse brings to the job. Some might simply clock in and out but the right one will bring dedication on board. That’s one quality recruiters often look for when they hire an RN, says Healthcare Traveler. It’s a quality you’ll want to add to your list as well.

Personality

Lastly, your loved ones are going to spend a lot of time with the nurse. It’s wise to choose someone whose personality is a good match for them. If you hire someone who tends to be too cheery or perky, that could annoy the patient to no end. Consider a personality match before you hire one.

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