TravCon is the conference of the year for travel nurses. From continuing education (CE) credits to epic parties, there’s so much to do and learn — and this year’s conference was no different.
Here are five things TravCon 2019 taught us:
1. We love meeting our nurses in person!
One of our favorite things about TravCon is the chance to meet all the nurses attending the conference — those who already work with us and new nurses we’ve never met before. Getting to know each of them and hearing their stories was the highlight of our trip!
“One of the best moments from the conference was meeting one of our nurses, Cozette, and her daughter, Noelle,” says recruiter Sofia Mylla. “She works with one of our recruiters, Rachel Shafer, and told me how RNnetwork is the only family they have outside of each other. Recently, Noelle lost her dad and told me that RNnetwork sent them flowers and condolences upon receiving the news of her father’s death. They were so happy to meet more of us and grateful that we got to spend time together outside of the conference.”
We also hung out with some of our nurses outside of the conference hall, but you know what they say — what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
2. There’s never enough swag!
The swag game at TravCon is off the charts! No wonder the number one TravCon tip from nurses is to make sure you leave room in your luggage for all of it. This year’s goodies included t-shirts, bags, socks, AirPods, and even a souvenir photo with a very nice gentleman from Thunder From Down Under.
3. Nurse Blake is just as funny in person.
If you haven’t watched one of Nurse Blake’s videos, you’re really missing out. His Instagram is a humorous look at nursing that’s guaranteed to relieve the stress from your shift. Nurse Blake brought that same humor (and a whole lot of charm and inspiration) to this year’s conference as one of the keynote speakers.
4. Friendships made at TravCon last forever.
TravCon is more than just collecting swag and earning CEs; it’s also about meeting new people and forging relationships that last a lifetime. Travel nursing can feel lonely sometimes, but with a network of travelers and recruiters by your side, you always know someone has your back.
5. We can’t wait for next year.
TravCon may be over, but we’re already planning for next year’s event and can’t wait to see all the travelers in person again. We better get our dance moves ready, because you nurses know how to have a good time!
Did you go to TravCon? Share what your favorite part of the conference was in the comments below.