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3 High-Demand Specialties for NICU Travel Nurses

3 High-Demand Specialties for NICU Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2024 in On the Job

Are you passionate about caring for critically ill newborns? Travel nursing opportunities in high-demand neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) specialties offer the chance to make a difference while exploring new destinations, expanding your skill set, and earning competitive salaries.
Technological Proficiency: Must-Have Digital Skills for Today’s Travel Nurse

Technological Proficiency: Must-Have Digital Skills for Today’s Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 in On the Job

Today’s travel nurses must be technological wizards. Explore the essential skills you need to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Unleash your career potential and elevate patient care — one click at a time.
How Specializing in Critical Care Can Advance Your Travel Nursing Career

How Specializing in Critical Care Can Advance Your Travel Nursing Career

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in On the Job

Are you a travel nurse seeking a dynamic specialization that combines high demand, diverse experiences, and the potential to impact lives? Explore how critical care can elevate your career and take you on a rewarding journey of professional growth.
How To Navigate Travel Nurse Contract Lengths

How To Navigate Travel Nurse Contract Lengths

Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in On the Job

The length of your contract as a travel nurse can have a profound impact on your career and lifestyle. Explore the pros and cons of short-term and long-term contracts so you can make more informed decisions.
Why Budgeting Is a Critical Skill Every Travel Nurse Needs

Why Budgeting Is a Critical Skill Every Travel Nurse Needs

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in On the Job

Balancing your personal finances and creating a budget might not seem like the most exciting responsibilities, but they are critical for travel nurses. Discover the key factors travelers must consider as they manage their finances on the road.
How Travel Nurse Salaries Are Trending Post-Pandemic

How Travel Nurse Salaries Are Trending Post-Pandemic

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023 in On the Job

From fluctuating demand to evolving healthcare policies, travel nursing professionals face a complex web of factors with the potential to impact their salaries. Discover the trends influencing travel nursing rates in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
What’s the Scoop on Scrub Colors?

What’s the Scoop on Scrub Colors?

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in On the Job

Why do nurses wear different-colored scrubs? Is it to match their shoes or show off their personal style, or is there a deeper meaning? The answer all depends on the facility and dress code. Learn the meaning behind scrub colors — including the history behind this rainbow of options.
What is Alarm Fatigue (and Why Does It Matter)?

What is Alarm Fatigue (and Why Does It Matter)?

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023 in On the Job

When nurses begin to tune out equipment alarms, bad things can happen to the patients they’re caring for. This selective hearing isn’t always by choice, though. Alarm fatigue is a serious phenomenon many healthcare professionals encounter after overexposure to constant noises and notifications from equipment. There are ways to combat it — but first, nurses need to recognize when their attention becomes compromised.
Celebrating Patient Recognition Week in 2023

Celebrating Patient Recognition Week in 2023

Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2023 in On the Job

Patient Recognition Week is a time to pay tribute to patients for their role in healthcare. It’s about acknowledging their struggles and empathizing with their conditions — and, most importantly, recognizing their capacity for teaching us compassion and grit. While every provider experiences patient care firsthand, few are in a position to understand patients, and celebrate them, like travel nurses.
Navigating New Employment Models in Travel Nursing

Navigating New Employment Models in Travel Nursing

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in On the Job

Travel nursing has historically been driven by agency placements. Now, new employment models are gaining traction, but are they as effective as working with a recruiter to identify the best contracts for each nurse’s unique situation? Discover why the agency model has prevailed for so long.
Adventures in Care: Exploring Diverse Experiences as a Travel Nurse

Adventures in Care: Exploring Diverse Experiences as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in On the Job

Are you craving adventure and diverse experiences? Travel nurses swap the routine for a kaleidoscope of settings, from bustling city hospitals to remote clinics offering unique patient populations, challenges, and rewards. Discover this exciting journey of personal and professional growth, no matter where your next assignment takes you.
A Travel Nurse’s Guide to Signing Bonuses

A Travel Nurse’s Guide to Signing Bonuses

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 in On the Job

Signing bonuses can help travel nurses maximize their earning potential and career satisfaction. Discover the various types of bonuses, understand key terms, and learn valuable tips to make more informed decisions.
6 Essential Tips for First-Time Travel Nurses

6 Essential Tips for First-Time Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024 in On the Job

Are you thinking of taking your career on the road? Discover how to navigate the world of travel nursing as a first-time traveler, with insights on understanding contracts, adapting to new environments, and forming connections in healthcare facilities.
How To Deal With Challenging Patients: A Guide for Travel Nurses

How To Deal With Challenging Patients: A Guide for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023 in On the Job

Patient care can often come with challenges, especially when the patient isn’t receptive to that care. As travel nurses navigate new facilities and treat an unfamiliar patient population, it’s easy to feel the brunt of combative or antagonistic patients. Thankfully, there are ways to deliver exceptional care despite challenging patients — and to do so with confidence.
Everything You Need To Know About Residency as a Travel Nurse

Everything You Need To Know About Residency as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2023 in On the Job

Understanding residency is essential for a successful travel nursing career. Discover what residency means, why it’s important, and how defining your home base impacts everything from your taxes to your ability to vote in elections.
Why Patience Is a Virtue When Connecting With Patients

Why Patience Is a Virtue When Connecting With Patients

Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2023 in On the Job

Patience is crucial for travel nurses when they’re connecting with patients. It helps build trust, foster effective communication, and improve patient outcomes — all of which are critical in achieving optimal health outcomes. Discover what travel nurses need to remember about patience even when they’re running out of it.
Tips for Improving the Accuracy of EHR Data

Tips for Improving the Accuracy of EHR Data

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 in On the Job

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a critical staple in today’s healthcare environments. But simply having technology doesn’t equate to a better patient experience — the key is how it’s used. In the case of EHRs, the onus falls to nurses to input data accurately and thoroughly into the system, a task that becomes more complex for travel nurses who may encounter several EHR systems across their various assignments. Here are some tips for improving the accuracy of EHR data.
Tips for Practicing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Travel Nurse

Tips for Practicing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 in On the Job

Compassionate healthcare is all about ensuring every person feels safe and seen in their time of need. Yet healthcare is a field with staggering gaps in equality in several areas. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives seek to identify and close these gaps. Travel nurses often find themselves in a position to be stewards of DEI policies. Taking the time to be mindful of the people they’re caring for will help fulfill the core mission of these initiatives. Here are a few tips.
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