Working as a nurse in healthcare, is a challenging, however highly rewarding occupation. While most people in nursing see the job more as a calling than a profession, achieving the right balance when it comes to work and home life is still really important.
Working as an agency nurse comes with some pretty good benefits and perks and for some is a better option than being employed by a company full-time. Most of the nurses who work with us at Go Nurse love agency nursing, and for good reason!
Here are just some of the brilliant benefits and reasons to love agency nursing:
Choose When and Where To Work
One of the top reasons that nurses decide to go into agency nursing is the control it offers. You choose when to work and which shifts to accept. This allows you to fit your work around your life rather than the other way round.
This control works well for nurses who are bringing up a family, or who may be caring for a loved one. Other nurses just enjoy having the choice. Being able to decide when to work and when to devote time to your personal life provides a great sense of freedom.
You can also choose where you work. It’s not always the case that you take to a particular environment, especially in the healthcare arena. Agency nursing means you can be a little more selective in who you work for.
Agency Nursing Pays Well
Agency nursing pays particularly well and particular shifts pay extra-well. We all like to feel that we are paid what we’re worth, especially in the demanding healthcare environment. The truth is that most nursing agencies pay higher rates. Through GoNurse a registered nurse can earn between £17 and £26 an hour for a shift.
Build up Varied Experience
Agency nursing will allow you to build your experience working in a wide range of environments with different healthcare professionals. This is especially beneficial to new nurses who want to build up their CV and expertise
Agency nursing is different and, once you get into the swing of things, you can look at widening your experience to improve your level of care and your future job prospects.
Love Agency Nursing Perks
Some nursing agencies offer great perks and additional benefits on top of the usual benefits.
A few of the perks that Go Nurse offers:
- Accept shits easily on your phone
- Opt for daily pay options
- Free CPD accredited training
- Online timesheet submission
Go Nurse is The Stress Free Nursing Agency for London nurses. Our nurses accept shifts, update availability, see upcoming shifts and find shift locations simply via our easy to use mobile phone app! Is it time you made a change? Register online today for nursing shifts across London.