I think the clever move is to either make your powermove in a permanent way or connect to organisations who can keep you earning, eating and growing without 'locking your options out' of your reach through innnovative and flexible alternatives... still with good benfits to assist your bigger picture. To me, these qualities build today's 'SmartNurse' who really gets to pick their employer through testing the waters (Per Diem and Travel are two strong options) and I am seeing Nurses really make themselves, most of all, happy with their eventual decisions on which team to apply their contribution to healthcare's ongoing 'real-time' storyline and history. How do you know if you are getting the best out there until YOU know firsthand what the best for you truly is? Hospital profiles and fancy money and other niceties... what significant improvement to your life has been gained though when a month later you realise fully how much you feel in the wrong team or city or culture to live in? If a nurse has a moment and is smart enough to make that moment all about them for a change; taking time after planning it to design the next 5 to 10 years of their career and resume. They point where there is a facility where growth is at least possible without question, and in a city they can expand their personalities, in a safe way, ideally where any moneys can be built to take on with you with a cost of living moving down - NOT UP.
While I may be jeered as some simpleton for saying this, I will say it with a love that comes in me from experience and healing .... this Boom Time in Healthcare will change if not end altogether one day. Choice here today as recruiters can prove will not be identical in a year. Lock in on something of power mutually or that creates for you a longer period of some freedom to make better choices as you DO make your move... resist the showy 'big extras' cause often them extras are actually the whole enchilada.