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Why Travel Nurses Are in Demand in Underserved Rural Communities

Why Travel Nurses Are in Demand in Underserved Rural Communities

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in Industry News

The increasing demand for travel nurses in rural communities highlights a critical response to staffing shortages and specialized healthcare needs in these areas. Explore the reasons for this surge in demand, the challenges and benefits of being a travel nurse in rural communities, and the impact on these communities and healthcare systems.
4 Reasons Rural America Needs Travel Nurses

4 Reasons Rural America Needs Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 in Industry News

As rural America faces a healthcare crisis, travel nurses are a solution for providing quality care to rural residents. With their flexibility and adaptability, travel nurses can meet short-term staffing needs, offer specialized care, and increase the quality of care and patient satisfaction in areas with limited resources.
Post-COVID Changes to the NLC: What You Need To Know

Post-COVID Changes to the NLC: What You Need To Know

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 in Industry News

Every few years, the Nurse Licensure Compact undergoes changes to keep up with nursing requirements and to add new states recognizing it as a valid practicing license. Since COVID-19, the number of changes has increased considerably. Here’s a closer look at some of the more recent NLC changes and the ways they affect travel nurses who frequently find themselves moving across state lines.
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.
Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 in Industry News

National Nurses Month is an opportunity to celebrate the kindness, compassion, and hard work of every nurse across the country. Without nurses, healthcare would be impossible, and it’s only through their diligent care that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are able to operate.

Bullying in the Workplace: Tensions Run High for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Industry News

Bullying in the Workplace: Tensions Run High for Travel Nurses
Bullying doesn’t stop when we leave the schoolyard. Professionals bully each other in the workplace, and it’s a pervasive problem in the healthcare industry. Travel nurses are often the object of bullying because of the nature of their role: a newcomer who’s only temporary, often specialized, and paid more. What can you do to defuse the situation peacefully?
Delta Variant FAQ: Common Patient Questions

Delta Variant FAQ: Common Patient Questions

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 in Industry News

As cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 climb, so do questions about it. People aren’t sure what to make of it, or they’re misinformed about the danger and risk of contagion. As nurses are bombarded with questions, it’s important to have simple, succinct answers at the ready. When people understand the severity of delta, they can do more to properly protect themselves and help curb the current surge.
Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Industry News

The prospect of a nursing shortage is nothing new. Thanks to factors like an aging population and now, a pandemic, the need for healthcare professionals has never been greater. As we look ahead to the rest of 2021, it’s important for nurses to understand the state of the union. Not only does it affect job prospects and placement, the nursing shortage is shaping the travel nursing landscape in a big way.
How Travel Nursing Is Evolving: Post-COVID Trends and Predictions

How Travel Nursing Is Evolving: Post-COVID Trends and Predictions

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 in Industry News

Travel nursing has evolved significantly over the years, with COVID-19 accelerating this evolution. Discover the trends and predictions that have emerged post-pandemic and the ways they’re set to shape the future of travel nursing.
Celebrating Nursing Professionals in May

Celebrating Nursing Professionals in May

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 in Industry News

Get ready to show some love to the real superheroes of healthcare! National Nurses Week is the perfect time to celebrate the incredible work of the healthcare industry’s most important caregivers. Discover the history of this recognition week and the way it’s celebrated across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 in Industry News

There aren’t enough nurses to go around, and many facilities are paying a premium to attract and retain travel nurses. Now, some groups want to put a cap on how much travel nurses can earn.
Omicron Variant Roundup: Key Talking Points for Travel Nurses

Omicron Variant Roundup: Key Talking Points for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2022 in Industry News

Two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the virus continues to cause hardship. While vaccinations have proven largely effective in reducing the severity of the illness, new variants continue to test the resolve of those on the front lines. The latest, Omicron, is the most transmissible variant yet, leaving nursing professionals to answer questions from an increasingly confused population.
8 Travel Nursing Specialties in High Demand

8 Travel Nursing Specialties in High Demand

Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Industry News

It’s no secret that the more experienced and credentialed you are as a nurse, the more in-demand you are — and the higher your wage opportunities. For nurses with specialties, travel nursing is lucrative, and you can usually take your pick of exciting destinations where your skills are needed. Here’s a look at the top travel nursing specialties in high demand right now and how to leverage your skills into an amazing travel nursing career.
Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Industry News

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been nothing short of a medical marvel. It’s so unbelievable that, in fact, many people are having a hard time believing it. They’re suspicious of the vaccine and hesitant to get it. Nurses and other medical professionals are now faced with the arduous challenge of not only vaccinating the general public, but also dispelling the incorrect notions and misinformation that’s making people resistant to inoculation.
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