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5 Advantages of Locum Tenens for Nurse Practitioners

Jun 26, 2020

Many nurse practitioners are making the switch from permanent full-time positions to working locum tenens. Travel nurse practitioners have the opportunity to enjoy the advantages that come with locum tenens including higher pay, flexibility, and experience.

Advantages of working locum tenens as a nurse practitioner

Earn a higher salary 

Unlike permanent nurse practitioner jobs, locum tenens positions offer a better salary. Salaries tend to be higher for locum tenens providers due to factors like facility need for staff as well as the location of the facility. Areas that are less attractive to permanent staff, like rural areas, usually need locum providers and are willing to pay more to ensure the facility has staff to treat patients. Besides facility needs and location, you can set yourself up to earn more by being adaptable and flexible with your schedule and your availability. 

Find the job that’s the perfect fit

Whether you are a new nurse practitioner or a seasoned provider looking for something different, working locum tenens assignments allows you to find the job that fits your needs. Perhaps you prefer a change and you want to live in a different state. Or, maybe you are looking for a facility to call “home” and you want to find one that fits your needs.  As a locum tenens nurse practitioner, you can work as many assignments as you want before settling down and choosing the job that works for you. 

Say goodbye to office politics 

If office politics are causing you stress, perhaps it’s time to look into locum tenens assignments. Working locum tenens as a nurse practitioner means not having to get involved with the office drama. You can move from assignment to assignment, allowing yourself to have peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to participate in office politics. 

Gain experience 

You have the unique ability to gain more experience as a locum tenens nurse practitioner. You’ll meet new colleagues at each assignment and chances are many of them will teach you new policies and procedures. You will also be able to share your knowledge with them. If you are looking to build your resume and skillset, locum tenens work is the perfect way to do that. 

Discover endless opportunities 

NEXTLocums has jobs available across the United States. As a locum tenens nurse practitioner, you can control your schedule as well as your assignment location. There are endless opportunities for you to make your career what you want it to be. 

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