Anthony Colón, the creator, writer, and curator of a blog all about the Travel nursing profession has opened up an opportunity for professionals and prospective nursing professionals to enlist as either a mentor or a mentee through his website.
Lewiston, ME (November 2020)- The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a powerful impact on the entire world–and especially the healthcare community. Therefore, the travel nursing profession is in high demand in many locations. Additionally, Mr. Colón makes it clear on his site that when hospitals/clinics are short-staffed or in need of more help, traveling nurses are one of the go-to solutions for these institutions to maintain their ability to help patients.
Travel Nursing jobs can be demanding–even on the strongest, most dedicated, and most caring medical professionals. Beginning with not being home and in a familiar place each night to constantly having to be wary of the added restrictions a pandemic brings–Anthony Colón RN writes that experienced nurses have advised that beginners follow these three rules:
Be kind to one’s self
Have a support system in place
The emphasis for this mentor/mentee opportunity through Anthony Colón’s blog stresses rule #3. Having a support system that truly understands, through experience, the everyday struggles of caring for the sick in a stressful and ever-changing environment is crucial to longevity and success.
Mr. Colón has given many examples of information/advice included on his blog already: Similar to that received from a mentorship relationship in this field. Much of this information comes from Youtube videos he’s curated about the Travel nursing profession. Topics including but not limited to the following:
-What is Travel Nursing
-Dating While Travel Nursing
-Rookie Travel Nursing Mistakes
-Housing for Travel Nurses
For prospective Travel Nursing professionals initially thinking about pursuing the training required to obtain Travel nursing jobs, Anthony Colón has included a list of ten reasons why an individual would consider this profession. A few of the reasons he’s included are a flexible schedule, good financial compensation, the travel, the ability to help those in need, and the chance to work with a wide variety of people. Getting started means obtaining an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in the nursing field. Additional reasons to consider this occupation can only be expounded on by professionals already in the field–the reason why this mentorship opportunity has availed itself.
This mentorship opportunity utilizes the social media platform, Facebook–therefore, an existing account will be necessary to access this opportunity. Additionally, Anthony Colón has created another Facebook group about the Travel nursing profession specifically in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic that can be accessed through his blog as well.
About Anthony Colón RN
Anthony Colón is based out of Lewiston, ME. Having been a Registered Nurse (25 years) with travel nursing experience, he created, writes for, and curates the blog “Travel Nursing Answers, Advice, & Tips”. Through this blog, Mr Colón utilizes his network of trusted colleagues to connect existing and prospective Travel nursing professionals to useful tips, video guides, and mentorship opportunities that help make Travel nursing better all over the globe.