Can you just relax for a minute?

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I firmly believe that one of the major perks of this nursing gig is the ability to take vacations. I mean, think about it. You really only have to work three days a week and you can take a four day mini-vacay every week! Granted, most people don’t have the money to do that but still, isn’t that a great perk?

I write this as I sit by the Colorado River on my favorite vacation of the year–our annual camping trip. I am only about ten feet from the water with a nice cool breeze and nothing to do but read books and write my blog! Part of the reason that I can go on this trip every year is because of my flexible work schedule. I know of lots of other nurses as well who are constantly traveling … working hard and playing harder. So tell me, what’s your favorite vacation?

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Rebekah Child

Rebekah Child attended the University of Southern California for her bachelor's in nursing and decided to brave the academic waters and return for her master's in nursing education, graduating in 2003 from Mount St. Mary's. Rebekah has also taught nursing clinical and theory at numerous Southern California nursing schools and has been an emergency nurse since 2002. She is currently one of the clinical educators for an emergency department in Southern California and a student (again!) in the doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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