Education & Career Advancement

Travel Nursing During a Downturn: How To Market Your Skills

Travel Nursing During a Downturn: How To Market Your Skills

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in Education & Career Advancement

The travel nursing landscape is shifting, but the need for skilled nurses remains constant. Discover how to navigate this dynamic environment and unlock your full potential as a travel nurse in today’s challenging market.
How Agencies Can Impact Travel Nurse Assignments

How Agencies Can Impact Travel Nurse Assignments

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Education & Career Advancement

Travel nursing assignments offer the perfect blend of professional growth and thrilling experiences, allowing you to immerse yourself in diverse healthcare settings across the nation. Discover how travel nursing agencies act as the backbone of this dynamic profession, empowering nurses to embark on transformative journeys while providing the vital support needed for success.
Travel Nursing vs. Concierge Nursing: What’s the Difference?

Travel Nursing vs. Concierge Nursing: What’s the Difference?

Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2023 in Education & Career Advancement

When nursing takes healthcare professionals outside the context of a single facility and places them in an environment based on demand, it represents a specific career trajectory. The question is, do you want to become a travel nurse or a concierge nurse? There are significant differences between them, and understanding those differences is important in shaping your career path as you answer the call for compassionate care.
6 Binge-Worthy TV Shows That Get Nursing Right

6 Binge-Worthy TV Shows That Get Nursing Right

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

If you’re looking for a binge-worthy show to watch the next time you’re on assignment, you’ll have no shortage of medical dramas to choose from. If you’re looking for one that accurately portrays the healthcare field and the people working in it, that list becomes quite a bit smaller. Here’s a look at six medical shows that get things right — including the realities of being a nurse.
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.
Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

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

Continuing education is a necessity for nurses. From best practices to new skills, the more you learn, the higher standard of care you deliver. What can you do further your education while on assignment? There are always continuing education opportunities available — if you know where to look.
Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Professional nursing associations provide an array of benefits to members. But with so many to choose from, it’s worth checking out all the options. Many offer unique benefits and opportunities, and you may find yourself drawn to one or more based on the resources they provide. Here’s what every nurse needs to know about professional organizations, why they’re worth joining, and what to consider as you contemplate membership.
Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Saving for retirement is an important part of any profession — travel nursing included. As tax season approaches, it’s a good time to dive into the options for retirement saving and go over some tips and insights that make it more accessible to those who aren’t already planning for the future. Here’s what you should know about various retirement plans and how to set down a good foundation for your golden years.
6 Books Travel Nurses Should Add to Their Reading List This Year

6 Books Travel Nurses Should Add to Their Reading List This Year

Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2020 in Education & Career Advancement

If you’re a nurse and an avid reader, consider adding a few books to your list of must-reads this year. We’ve put together a list of six highly reviewed, acclaimed books related to the healthcare field. Not only are they great reads, they’ll help you grow as a professional! When you start your next assignment, use it as an excuse to crack open one of these great reads. See if you can finish all six before the end of the year!
How Travel Nursing Builds Your Professional Network

How Travel Nursing Builds Your Professional Network

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023 in Education & Career Advancement

Beyond its flexibility and adventure, travel nursing presents a unique avenue for developing a robust and diverse professional network. Discover how prioritizing networking as a travel nurse can open new doors and take your career further than you ever anticipated.
Understanding All the Educational Requirements To Become a Travel Nurse

Understanding All the Educational Requirements To Become a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in Education & Career Advancement

Before becoming a travel nurse, you must meet specific educational requirements. From nursing degrees and licensing to experience and certifications, discover everything you need to know to succeed as a travel nurse.
Thinking of Changing Your Nursing Specialty?

Thinking of Changing Your Nursing Specialty?

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 in Education & Career Advancement

There’s no shame in changing your specialty, whether out of a change in interest or in pursuit of more lucrative earnings. But what’s the right way to make the switch without taking two steps backward in your career? Here are a few practical tips every nurse should consider when thinking about shifting focus — especially if you’re already enamored with travel nursing as a profession.
Remember to Get Your CEUs Before the End of the Year

Remember to Get Your CEUs Before the End of the Year

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) are crucial to maintaining licensure year-over-year. If you’re a nurse who still has CEU requirements in 2022, now’s the time to get them in before the year ends. Here are a few critical resources to help you complete your annual training or start prepping for 2023.
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!

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing
Mentorship is something every travel nurse should think about, whether they’re seeking a mentor or ready to become one. The support, guidance, and knowledge passed from mentor to mentee is critical to the professional development of both. For travel nurses, the sense of camaraderie and support transcends assignments and helps them become better caregivers and more accomplished professionals wherever the road takes them.
New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

The new year is an opportunity for everyone to look at the future with fresh eyes — and fresh goals. But setting goals isn’t always easy, and you might not be sure how to approach it — especially if you have big dreams. This year, take time to map out your goals, and create a framework for achieving them. As a travel nurse, defining your goals can put your career on a higher trajectory — for 2022 and beyond.
How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement, Application & Interviews

Creating a resume is part of finding a job — any job. For travel nurses, it’s especially important because the job you’re applying for is a strong departure from the one you have. Sure, it’s still nursing; but it’s nursing in a new place, with new expectations, and new challenges. A glowing resume will show hiring facilities that you’re up for the challenge. If you’re new to travel nursing or thinking about a career shift, start with your CV.
Is 2021 the Year You Specialize?

Is 2021 the Year You Specialize?

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Specialization is a great way to set yourself apart as a nurse — especially as a travel nurse. In the years ahead, demand for specialized nursing professionals will continue to rise, which means now is the time to think about choosing a specialty and following that career track. As you do, consider the benefits and opportunities that come with it. Are there any specialties you’re interested in, specifically? 2021 is the year to pursue them!
How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Certifications are the next rung up the ladder for many nurses. But it’s not always easy to determine what kind of certifications are best for you or if it’s worth pursuing one in your current position. It pays to look at the type of professional you want to be, as well as what certifications interest you before jumping into further study.
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