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The Hottest Travel Nurse Assignment Locations for Summer

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Discover Your Ideal Summer Assignment

Summer is the perfect season for travel nurses to take on new assignments, combining work with adventure and exploration. FlexCare offers a range of exciting opportunities across the United States, providing great professional experiences and the chance to immerse yourself in diverse cultures, vibrant communities, and stunning natural landscapes. Here are some of our top destinations for summer assignments you will want to take advantage of.  

Albany, New York

Nestled in the heart of New York State, Albany is rich in history and culture, making it an excellent destination for travel nurses. In-demand specialties for RNs include CVICU, ER, MS, Stepdown, and Telemetry, as well as MRI Tech and Nuclear Medicine Tech for Allied professionals.  

Why Albany?  

  • Historical and Cultural Hub: With a history spanning over 300 years, Albany offers a plethora of historical landmarks and a thriving arts community. There's always something to explore, from the New York State Museum to the Empire State Plaza.  
  • Proximity to Major Cities: Albany's central location allows easy access to New York City, Boston, and Montreal, perfect for weekend getaways.  
  • Outdoor Activities: Enjoy the natural beauty of Saratoga Springs, Lake George, and the Finger Lakes, all within a short drive from Albany.  
  • Culinary Scene: The city boasts a vibrant food culture with numerous restaurants, cafes, and breweries, including popular farmers' markets offering fresh, local produce.  

Nashville, Tennessee

Known as Music City, Nashville is famous for its vibrant music scene, particularly country music. The city offers numerous opportunities for RNs specializing in CVICU, ICU, MS, Stepdown, and Telemetry, as well as CT Tech, Cath Lab, and Ultrasound for Allied professionals.  

Why Nashville?  

  • Music Capital: Home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville is a must-visit for music lovers.  
  • Culinary Delights: Recently voted one of the top destinations for food lovers in the U.S., Nashville features an array of dining options. 
  • Traveler Friendly: With numerous contract extension opportunities and a welcoming atmosphere for first-time travelers, Nashville is perfect for those looking to start their travel nursing journey.  

Utica, New York

Utica offers a unique blend of small-city charm and cultural diversity. Local medical facilities seek LVNs, RNs in ER, ICU, MS, Telemetry, and Stepdown and Allied professionals in nuclear medicine, and SLP.  

Why Utica?  

  • Scenic Beauty: Located at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore Roscoe Conklin Park or the urban ski slope at Val Bialas Ski Chalet.  
  • Cultural Diversity: Utica's culinary scene reflects its diverse population, offering Italian, Bosnian, Colombian, and Asian cuisines.  
  • Family Attractions: Visit the Utica Children's Museum or drive to Cooperstown, the Baseball Hall of Fame home.  

Rochester, New York

On the shores of Lake Ontario, Rochester combines natural beauty with urban sophistication. The city offers a range of specialties for RNs and Allied professionals, making it a top choice for travel nurses.  

Why Rochester?  

  • Quality of Life: Rochester consistently ranks high for livability, with affordable living costs and excellent healthcare.  
  • Outdoor Activities: Enjoy biking, hiking, paddle boarding, and golfing at some of the top golf courses in the country.  
  • Food and Drink: Indulge in local favorites like Abbott's Frozen Custard and explore the vibrant Rochester Public Market.  

Portland, Maine

Experience coastal charm in Portland, where local medical centers offer Med/Surg and Telemetry assignments.  

Why Portland?  

  • Scenic Coastal Living: With a high livability score, Portland is ideal for those who love seaside towns. Enjoy historical tours, visit the Portland Museum of Art, or take a sunset sailing charter.  
  • Food and Drink: Savor fresh seafood at Harbor Fish Market or sample craft brews at Allagash Brewery.  
  • Traveler Friendly: With 26-week assignments available, you can settle in and truly enjoy all that Maine has to offer.  

Asheville, North Carolina

For those who love the great outdoors, Asheville is a dream destination. The city offers Oncology, Telemetry and Stepdown/PCU opportunities.  

Why Asheville?  

  • Stunning Scenery: Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville offers breathtaking views, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Perfect for hiking and outdoor adventures.  
  • Cultural Vibrancy: The city is known for its vibrant arts scene, which includes numerous galleries, music venues, and craft breweries.  
  • Traveler Friendly: Asheville is particularly welcoming to first-time travelers and travel teams, with quick offer turnaround times and RV-friendly locations. 

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita combines a rich cultural scene with excellent job opportunities. The city has many opportunities for RNs specializing in Med/Surg, Oncology, and Stepdown/PCU.   

Why Wichita?  

  • Art and Culture: Explore the Wichita Art Museum, quirky shops in Old Town, and performances by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.  
  • Family Attractions: Visit the Sedgwick County Zoo, renowned for its interactive exhibits and diverse animal collection.  
  • Traveler Friendly: With auto offers and a strong relationship with clients, Wichita ensures a smooth transition for travel nurses.  

Travel Nursing Hot Spots

Whether you're drawn to the historical allure of Albany, the musical heart of Nashville, the scenic beauty of Asheville, or the cultural richness of Wichita, FlexCare has the perfect summer assignment. Embrace the opportunity to advance your career while exploring new destinations and making unforgettable memories. Start your adventure with FlexCare today!  

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