State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

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

Travel nursing has developed in response to our country's nursing shortage and has many great advantages for nurses. With travel nursing, you'll be able to grow in your nursing career through a dynamic lineup of different clinical experiences.

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

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

It happens to many travel nurses—you go an assignment and find out it's not what you hoped it would be.

What nurses need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The Affordable Care Act comes in to sharper focus as 2014 grows closer. As a nurse, you know that things could change in a big way come Jan. 1 when more people start coming in for care.

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Not all American patients speak English. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million people in the United States have a native language other than English. All patients need the highest level of care, but this can become difficult with the presence of language barriers. How do you communicate a treatment plan or instructions for taking medication? That's where bilingual healthcare professionals—including travel nurses—take the spotlight.

Health Providers Choice makes Inavero's 2013 Best of Staffing list

Health Providers Choice makes Inavero's 2013 Best of Staffing list

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 in Industry News

Health Providers Choice announced today it has been named to Inavero's 2013 Best of Staffing™ lists of award winners.

Interviewing for a travel nursing job? Six tips to help you prepare

Interviewing for a travel nursing job? Six tips to help you prepare

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Interviews for travel nursing jobs are very similar to interviews for other nursing positions, with one major exception—you'll more than likely interview with a travel staffing service recruiter rather than someone at a hospital.

Travel assignment portfolio: Do you need one?

Travel assignment portfolio: Do you need one?

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

If you've worked as a travel nurse for at least one or two assignments and want to differentiate yourself from other traveling candidates, consider putting together an assignment portfolio.

Connecting with your community as a traveler

Connecting with your community as a traveler

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 in On the Job

As traveling healthcare professionals transition between assignments, they may feel a sense of loneliness and isolation at first. That's why it is important for both mental and physical health to make social connections at new assignments.

How important is customer service in healthcare?

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Industry News

There's a lot of conventional wisdom being exchanged today regarding the importance of providing great customer service. For example, one customer service fact states that it takes just 30 seconds for customers to form an opinion about a company.

Taking it further: How nurses can grow from continued education

Taking it further: How nurses can grow from continued education

Posted on Monday, June 03, 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. Getting certified in a particular area can help you earn more money, add to your professional reputation and improve the quality of care for your patients.

Understanding the role your nursing staff plays in ICD-10

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Ready or not, ICD-10 is coming. By October 1, 2014, ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

What documents and forms are required of travel nurses?

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

It is critical for travel nurses to have a file of up-to-date documents and forms. Nurses have several forms they are required to send to their travel agency upon being recruited.

6 tips for connecting with new co-workers as a travel nurse

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

When you begin a new assignment as a traveling healthcare professional, you also have to work with new people. Naturally, the relationships you form with your new colleagues are important, as they can make your job fulfilling or frustrating.

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

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

Connecting with other travel nurses can be quick and easy. By using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you can chat with other nursing professionals for information, advice or job opportunities, or just to socialize. Remember to follow social media rules to maintain the professionalism of your online interactions.

Assignment burnout: Symptoms and prevention

Assignment burnout: Symptoms and prevention

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in On the Job

Travel nursing is a demanding job and can be very stressful. Nurses often have to deal with long hours and a lot of work. Sometimes there are personnel shortages they have to deal with, along with pressures from doctors, patients and their families.

Six interview questions to be prepared for

Six interview questions to be prepared for

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 in Application & Interviews

How your interview goes can make —or break —getting the travel-nursing job you want. It is essential that you prepare for your interview and consider the questions that you may be asked.

The do's and don'ts of a travel nursing resume

The do's and don'ts of a travel nursing resume

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 in Application & Interviews

If you're thinking of pursuing a travel nursing career, you're going to need a resume that focuses on traveling. You don't need to revamp your current RN resume/CV entirely, but it will need some tweaking.

Cross-training advantages for a traveling nurse

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are a traveling nurse, you are probably someone who likes new experiences and someone who wants to learn and grow in your profession. There are a number of ways to do this, yet there's one way that is sometimes overlooked – cross training.

How to select a travel nursing provider as a nurse or healthcare facility

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

If you are a hospital or a healthcare professional, how do you choose the best travel nursing provider? What should you look for?

The need for short-term healthcare personnel grows

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Industry News

As the increased population ages and the Affordable Care Act takes effect, there will be a greater need for healthcare professionals. But, even as the need grows, healthcare organizations will still have to maintain quality of care and control costs.

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