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What Traits Must Travel Nurse Candidates Have?

June 8, 2015 Posted by Remede in Blog
Remede Consulting Group

Nurses have always fulfilled a vital role in our society, and this goes double for travel nurses. Not only do travel nurses visit places both near and far, sharing their skills with other professionals and treating patients in need, but they also allow full-time staff to take much-needed breaks to rest and recuperate. As a result, a travel nursing candidate must possess certain characteristics in order to succeed.

At Remede, we have been connecting travel nurses with top jobs for more than a decade. Based on our years of experience, here are a few traits that we believe every travel nurse should strive to develop:


It’s the nature of the job that travel nurses have to take on new roles and responsibilities with each position. Along with working with different doctors, staff  and supervisors, travel nurses will need to adapt to different policies and procedures and utilize various EHR systems. As a result, adaptability is a key trait for a travel nursing candidate to possess and may affect one’s attractiveness to hiring managers.


While reliability is essential in almost any career, it’s especially crucial for travel nurses. After all, you are taking responsibility for your patients’ health and well-being. Additionally, health centers count on travel nurses to take over for full-time staff who are desperate for a break. For best results, make sure you have great references from previous positions that speak to your dependability and diligence.


As a travel nurse, it’s vitally important that you possess strong communication skills. After all, travel nurses encounter a wide range of people including doctors, hospital staff, patients, and family members on a regular basis. The most successful travel nurses know how to communicate professionally, sharing their knowledge and opinions and standing up for what they believe is the best for the patient, without alienating their peers or supervisors.

Find Your Next Great Travel Nursing Job

At Remede, we believe nurses should be rewarded for their hard work and devotion with great job opportunities. To that end, we connect candidates with positions at top health systems across the country, that allow them to maintain a healthy work/life balance. For more information about finding a travel nursing job, call today or contact Remede online to launch your career.