"There's an App for That!" - Top Apps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

As a travel nurse, you're probably busy. Devices such as smartphones or tablets provide busy nurses access to important information, often in the form of applications or “apps”. Apps provide quick…

Holiday woes on assignment: How to stay connected

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, it's important to plan for the holidays. Your nursing recruiter is a valuable source for recommendations during the holiday season. If you plan to take personal time to travel home, it's important to contact your recruiter well in advance of the holidays and discuss your options.

Don't let EHRs decrease patient interaction

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, help improve the efficiency of patient care.

Employment health requirements for medical professionals – why?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

As a nurse, you may have questions about why healthcare facilities are requiring vaccinations and tests for certain illnesses as a condition of employment. This has raised issues about the infringement of the rights of healthcare workers.

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

A career in nursing is full of opportunity. As a nurse working in a specialized field, you'll be able to gain experience with specific patient conditions. Popular nursing specialties include labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology and surgery; however, nurses can specialize in just about any branch of healthcare.

Health Providers Choice hires a new employee to the marketing department

Health Providers Choice hires a new employee to the marketing department

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Health Providers Choice hired an Eastern Michigan University journalism student to their marketing department to work with the company's several social media platforms.

Health Providers Choice team member takes on a new job position

Health Providers Choice team member takes on a new job position

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—A career placement specialist at Health Providers Choice became HPC's first director of talent acquisition.

How should a travel nurse fill out the nursing skills assessment?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Part of applying to be a travel nurse requires filling out a nursing skills assessment. This is an assessment where nurses rate themselves on a scale to indicate how much experience they have performing particular skills.

How to streamline your supply chain

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with many challenges. To remain competitive in the eyes of consumers, a facility must continue to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge patient care. However, to do this is costly for facilities to maintain, so working within budget is a main concern. Streamlining your supply chain is a good way to address critical budgetary issues.

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Every October, it's time to "think pink" for breast cancer awareness.

Flu season: Seven ways travel nurses can prepare

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Flu season is upon us! For healthcare professionals, such as travel nurses, it's important to stay as healthy as possible during the fall and winter months. You may find yourself surrounded by patients who have come down with the flu, and your good health will allow you to provide them with high-quality care.

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in On the Job

Traveling with your pet by vehicle is typically easier than traveling with them by air, but is not always possible if your assignment is too far. Different pets will travel differently in vehicles; some dogs and cats are able to travel outside of their kennel while others cannot.

Education and additional certification advances careers and increases quality of patient care

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are looking to increase your earning power as a nurse, enhance your career and add to your job satisfaction, continuing your education can help you get there.

Finding the recruitment agency that works for you as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

What are your career goals? The right recruitment agency can help you achieve them. As a travel nurse, you can advance your career by working with a recruitment agency that provides you with the job opportunities and education you're looking for. You can find a best-fit recruitment agency in just a few steps.

Health Providers Choice adds a new recruiter to their staff

Health Providers Choice adds a new recruiter to their staff

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, MI—Health Providers Choice hired an RN to work on the company's team as a career placement specialist.

Health Providers Choice hires a new member to their recruitment team

Health Providers Choice hires a new member to their recruitment team

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in HPC News

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—A new career placement specialist joined the Health Providers Choice Recruitment Team beginning Sep. 3.

How nurses can prepare for an aging population

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of the country's entire population that was aged 55 and older in 2011 was 26.5 percent. That percentage is projected to increase to 31 percent of the population by 2030, according to AARP.org.

How to handle difficult patients on travel assignments

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, your job requires you to provide the best possible care to all patients, regardless of their behavior towards you. You may encounter patients who are angry, depressed, nervous, feel a sense of entitlement or even those with personality disorders or drug and alcohol addictions. It takes planning, compassion and inner poise to prepare yourself to deal with difficult patients.

How travel nurses can combat understaffing

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Nurses are essential to any healthcare team. They play a vital role in patient care and perform important tasks such as patient observation, medication and treatment administration, and medical documentation. But with its current nursing shortage, the United States is failing to meet the growing need for nursing care, which has led to understaffing in the healthcare industry.

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Most people don't think twice about the roles of nurses and often take them for granted. If you look closer at all the things nurses do, you will see how important they are to the quality of healthcare we all receive.

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