I'm a senior in high school and I'm going to go to nursing school after I graduate. I will probably take a year off so that I can get a full time job and save for a car. I really want to become a traveling nurse. Traveling nurses travel and work at hospitals pretty much anywhere they want. You have to find a good agency and then you are pretty much set. Typically, you would have to stay there for 3 months, then you can prolong it if you wanted. When you sign the contract, you are obligated to stay for the 3 months.
I have been riding for half a year and I love horses. I hope to own one some day and maybe compete. If I can, I would also love to own my own business someday too. We'll see. I couldn't imagine not being around/riding horses when I'm away. I don't think it would be possible to own a horse if I'm going to be a traveling nurse, because that just seems like it would be a huge ordeal.
So if anyone is a traveling nurse/travels alot, can you tell me how you continue to ride and be around horses. I'm thinking that I could probably volunteer and take lessons at barns that are close to where I'm going to be. But then again, I don't think someone would take me on as a student if I'm not planning on staying long.
If it comes down to it, I'd rather become a regular nurse so that I can be around horses. I love horses more than I want to travel. I was just wondering if it is possible, or if I should rethink my plan for my future.
Thanks to anyone that replies!