What Travel Nurses Need to Know About Prescription Transfers

What Travel Nurses Need to Know About Prescription Transfers

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022

Like many people, some travel nurses rely on prescription medications to help them live healthy and happy lives. If you’re taking a prescription classified as a controlled substance, getting that prescription filled while on assignment can be a tricky task. It’s important to work with your physician and have a plan before you head out on assignment so you always have access to your essential medications while you travel.
How Many Assignments Do Travel Nurses Take Each Year?

How Many Assignments Do Travel Nurses Take Each Year?

Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

When it comes to choosing assignments, every travel nurse has their own approach to finding balance. How much do you expect to make per assignment? How many assignments do you want to take throughout the year? Every nurse is different, so it’s worth considering what kind of career you want to create for yourself. Here’s a look at how travel nurses evaluate assignments and create balance.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Industry News

Breast cancer awareness dominates October. From pink ribbons to messages of hope, it’s a time to call attention to one of the most prominent forms of cancer and the millions of people it affects each year. This month is a difficult time for many — nurses included. Here’s what travel nurses can do to prioritize their own health this month, while delivering a message of hope to patients and families dealing with breast cancer.
How Much Can Travel Nurses Make Annually?

How Much Can Travel Nurses Make Annually?

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2022

In most professions, the answer to the compensation question is: It depends. What factors contribute to travel nursing compensation, and how much can travel nurses expect to make in a year?
Travel Nursing Terminology: Financial Edition

Travel Nursing Terminology: Financial Edition

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Financial terms can be difficult to understand. For travel nurses, unfamiliar vocabulary can be intimidating — especially when it involves compensation or tax implications. Use this as a cheat sheet for financial terms you should know in your travel nursing career (and share with your colleagues, too!).
5 Ideas To Resolve Nursing Shortages

5 Ideas To Resolve Nursing Shortages

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Industry News

Healthcare attrition rates continue to rise, and it’s time to take action. To revive professional interest in nursing, and reverse the current trajectory, the industry needs to make some changes.
Rising Rates of Workplace Violence Against Nurses

Rising Rates of Workplace Violence Against Nurses

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Industry News

Violence against healthcare workers is on the rise, and nurses are increasingly working in fear of verbal abuse, physical altercations, and even gun violence. Healthcare workers already face an arduous career — they deserve the peace of mind that comes from a safe place to work.
Healthcare Worker Burnout Is Officially an Epidemic

Healthcare Worker Burnout Is Officially an Epidemic

Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2022 in Industry News

Burnout among healthcare workers has been headline news since the throes of the pandemic. Now, it’s reaching unprecedented levels. The U.S. Surgeon General is speaking out about the severity of the problem, citing dire consequences if we can’t alleviate the growing burden on nurses, doctors, and administrative staff.
As the Pandemic Winds Down, Travel Nursing Continues to Surge

As the Pandemic Winds Down, Travel Nursing Continues to Surge

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Industry News

Travel nurses remain in high demand in 2022. The pandemic appears to be winding down, but nursing shortages remain a glaring problem for healthcare facilities.
Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s final honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Laurie Rohrer lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and commutes to work in Michigan every day. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), and she specializes in the OR.
Resources for Finding Housing During Winter Assignments

Resources for Finding Housing During Winter Assignments

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Winter can be a tricky season for travel nurses — especially in regions where inclement weather is a factor. If you’re on assignment in one of these areas, finding housing can be particularly troublesome to navigate. Between preserving your housing stipend and finding available rentals in desirable areas, there’s an art to getting a room during the winter months. These resources can help.
Your Recruiter is Your Resource

Your Recruiter is Your Resource

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Every travel nurse has a recruiter that they work with to find assignments and secure contracts. Many travel nurses work with several at a time. More than just your link to the next assignment, it’s important to understand your recruiter’s role as a resource. They’re not just there to help you manage contracts; a recruiter’s job is to make sure your career as a travel nurse is a successful, lucrative, stress-free, and enjoyable one!
How to Advocate for Yourself as a Travel Nurse

How to Advocate for Yourself as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Have trouble standing up for yourself? You’re not alone. Many professionals are great at their jobs, but not necessarily at advocating for themselves. Learning to advocate for yourself is an important skill to develop — especially for travel nurses. Becoming your own biggest supporter can help you develop your career in powerful, positive ways.
’Tis the Season for Respiratory Illness: Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

’Tis the Season for Respiratory Illness: Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Healthy Living

Fall and early winter are known for an increase in respiratory illness. Though it is traditionally known as cold and flu season, we can now add COVID-19 to the list. Since it’s impossible to predict how many cases nurses will see this season, healthcare professionals must brace for an unpredictable patient influx — and prepare to protect their own health and well-being.
Soft Skills for a Better Patient Experience

Soft Skills for a Better Patient Experience

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 in On the Job

The right care is crucial to a positive patient outcome, but it’s not the only critical factor. A nurse’s care delivery is equally vital to the patient experience, and delivery is where soft skills come into play.
Is Nursing a Recession-Proof Profession?

Is Nursing a Recession-Proof Profession?

Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2022 in Industry News

With fears of recession rising, many professionals are rethinking their career choices. Why aren’t nurses more concerned about job security? There’s no such thing as a recession-proof industry, but healthcare comes close.
A Growing Number of Male Nurses Are Closing the Gender Gap

A Growing Number of Male Nurses Are Closing the Gender Gap

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Industry News

Women have traditionally dominated the nursing field. But current data shows men are increasingly choosing this healthcare field. As attrition rates see women leaving the profession, the nursing industry is entering a period of gender equilibrium.
License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

There’s an increasing lag between application for nursing licenses and approval. With approval times exceeding 100 days in some states, the logjam is exacerbating staff shortages across the country.
Long Hours Indoors Puts Nurses at Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Long Hours Indoors Puts Nurses at Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 in Healthy Living

Vitamin deficiency can lead to serious problems, especially when healthcare professionals lack essential vitamin D. This is an all-too-common problem among nurses, but there are diet and lifestyle choices nurses can use to fight deficiency and ensure they’re getting enough of this essential vitamin.
Spotlight on Tara Miller

Spotlight on Tara Miller

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Tara Miller is from Drummond Island, Michigan. She’s been an RN for 22 years and just recently became a nurse practitioner as well. Tara’s specialties include critical care, open heart, and intensive care, and she holds PALS and CCRN certifications.
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