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How Holistic Health Expertise Can Elevate Travel Nurse Opportunities

How Holistic Health Expertise Can Elevate Travel Nurse Opportunities

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 in Healthy Living

Incorporating holistic wellness into your travel nursing practice can improve patient care and your career prospects. Discover the role of holistic health in modern healthcare and stand out as a compassionate and effective travel nurse.
Managing Anxiety: Best Strategies for Travel Nurses

Managing Anxiety: Best Strategies for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023 in Healthy Living

Does the prospect of traveling to a new location every 13 weeks give you anxiety? Many travel nurses successfully work through their anxieties — all it takes is a mindful approach to centering yourself. Discover proven strategies for coping with anxiety as a travel nurse.
’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.
10 Lessons Learned About Personal Health During the Pandemic

10 Lessons Learned About Personal Health During the Pandemic

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Healthy Living

For most of us, 2020 was a nonstop series of unexpected challenges, headaches, and uncertainties. Even if you didn’t come down with COVID-19, the pandemic still took a toll on your health. This is especially evident for travel nurses, who likely saw little downtime to manage their own health and wellness during the year. As we move into 2021, make sure you’re reflecting on the personal wellness lessons learned from our pandemic year in review.
Nurses Need to be Mindful of Foot, Back, and Neck Health

Nurses Need to be Mindful of Foot, Back, and Neck Health

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Healthy Living

You wouldn’t classify nursing as a traditional manual labor job, like you might construction, carpentry, or mining. But nursing definitely takes a toll on the body! Nurses are prone to foot, back, and neck pain – problems that only get worse if they’re not properly addressed. Listen to your body and provide the support and relief it needs to keep you active, agile, and pain-free on-the-job! You might be surprised to find out it’s as easy as buying the right shoes and stretching every now and then.
Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Healthy Living

When’s the last time you got a full eight hours of shut-eye? Woke up feeling brand new? Sleep deprivation is a serious problem among working Americans ― nurses especially. Here’s what you need to know about getting a good night’s rest and the ramifications of falling behind on sleep. Those eight hours matter more than you know.
American Diabetes Month: Living with Type 1 Diabetes

American Diabetes Month: Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 in Healthy Living

Diabetes is a commonly known disease, but many people are not aware of how dangerous it can be, or the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes. As American Diabetes Month comes to a close, two Health Providers Choice employees talk about their experience living with type 1 diabetes, and what they want other people to know about the disease.
Nurses and Depression: Care for the Caregiver

Nurses and Depression: Care for the Caregiver

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Healthy Living

Nurses might be the least well cared for of the professions when you consider the rate of depression and injury and the lack of treatment sought by nurses. It time for that to change.
Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season!

Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season!

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 in Healthy Living

Nurses need to find time for self-care to stay healthy. Easier said than done, right? Here are some tips and reminders to help you get through the busy holiday season. 
Travel Nursing With a Family: Balancing Career and Loved Ones

Travel Nursing With a Family: Balancing Career and Loved Ones

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2023 in Healthy Living

Explore the excitement and rewards of a career in travel nursing while recognizing the challenges, especially with family dynamics. Whether bringing loved ones along on the adventure or dealing with the emotional toll of separation during assignments, discover the strategies for managing the complexities and maintaining well-being in the midst of a fulfilling profession.
Coping With Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

Coping With Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Healthy Living

It’s important to realize that compassion, while a key characteristic of any world-class nurse, can be a double-edged blade. Compassion fatigue can leave nurses feeling a range of emotions, from burnt out to depressed or apathetic. Recognizing the signs of this condition is an important step in prioritizing your own mental health. Thankfully, there are ways to cope.
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.
Post-Pandemic Self-Care Is Something Every Nurse Needs

Post-Pandemic Self-Care Is Something Every Nurse Needs

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Healthy Living

Nursing is stressful in normal times, and the last 14 months have been anything but normal. As the pandemic winds down, many healthcare workers are beginning to feel the effects of pent-up pandemic stress. It’s vital for nurses — and travel nurses in particular — to take time to reflect and rejuvenate. Practicing self-care will jumpstart the post-pandemic healing process, and a little recovery goes a long way.
Self-Care On-the-Job: How to Treat Yourself Right Over Long Shifts

Self-Care On-the-Job: How to Treat Yourself Right Over Long Shifts

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Healthy Living

Self-care is more than a buzzword. It’s more than a treat. It’s something every person should practice each and every day. For nurses especially, it’s vital to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety, and treat your mind and body right. The quality of care you’re able to provide is directly tied to your own wellbeing. Here are a few tips for practicing self-care at work, in little doses throughout the day.
Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day … No Matter When Your Day Starts

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day … No Matter When Your Day Starts

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Healthy Living

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, why do so many people skip it? If you’re a nurse, you can’t afford to skip breakfast. Not only does it give you the energy you need to get through the day, it helps fuel everything from a good mood to your ability to retain new information. No matter what time of day your shift starts, make sure you’re eating that all-important first meal of the day.
Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 in Healthy Living

A busy schedule often comes at the expense of exercise for many nurses. Taking the time to prioritize exercise — especially while you’re on assignment — will put you in better shape, better spirits, and better health so that you can make the most of your assignment. There are more than a few ways to get your daily exercise in. Here are a few easy options anyone can pursue.

On Assignment? Make Your Housing More Like Home

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Travel Nurse Tips, Healthy Living

Travel nursing can be a rewarding career that combines your passion for caring, an ability to travel, and a flexible schedule. But how do you stay grounded when you're away from home? Here are some tips to help you feel at home — no matter where you are.
Improving Physician-Nurse Relationships Requires Perspective and Communication

Improving Physician-Nurse Relationships Requires Perspective and Communication

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Healthy Living

Doctor-nurse relationships directly impact patient outcomes as well as job satisfaction and overall happiness on the job. But what can you do about them?
Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Healthy Living

The existence of drug abuse and addiction in the U.S. isn't news. We've seen the broadcasts, read the stories on social media, and heard the rumors among family and friends. We know addiction is a widespread problem. But are we aware of the degree to which we, as nurses, are at risk?

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