Travel Nurse Tips

Why Value-Based Care Is the Future of Travel Nursing

Why Value-Based Care Is the Future of Travel Nursing

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 in Travel Nurse Tips

As value-based care comes into focus at healthcare facilities across the country, discover why travel nurses must adapt their approach as temporary caregivers while on assignment. Although patient care and outcomes are still top priorities, how care is delivered and outcomes are achieved is becoming increasingly holistic.
Nursing and Telehealth: What Travel Nurses Need To Know

Nursing and Telehealth: What Travel Nurses Need To Know

Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in Travel Nurse Tips

Telehealth is reshaping the nursing landscape, offering new opportunities and challenges for travel nurses. Discover the unique blend of skills and adaptability this evolving field demands.
8 Ways To Recharge Between Travel Nursing Assignments

8 Ways To Recharge Between Travel Nursing Assignments

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

When was the last time you took a break between travel nursing assignments to focus on yourself? From exploring new destinations and pursuing personal interests to building a supportive network of fellow travel nurses, discover valuable insights and practical tips for finding balance and making the most of your downtime.
Top Travel Nursing Trends Just in Time for Summer

Top Travel Nursing Trends Just in Time for Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

Summer is coming, and with it comes a world of vibrant opportunities for travel nurses to explore new destinations while making a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. From coastal paradises to more flexible contracts, there are plenty of considerations to keep top of mind this season.
The Travel Nurse Tax Checklist for 2023

The Travel Nurse Tax Checklist for 2023

Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

If you’re a travel nurse who’s feeling concerned or unprepared for the upcoming tax season, you’re not alone. Travel nurses across the country dread the tedium of annual tax filings. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help ease the burden, including this handy checklist from Health Providers Choice! Make sure to skim through it before you start your taxes this season.
How Many Assignments Do Travel Nurses Take Each Year?

How Many Assignments Do Travel Nurses Take Each Year?

Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

When it comes to choosing assignments, every travel nurse has their own approach to finding balance. How much do you expect to make per assignment? How many assignments do you want to take throughout the year? Every nurse is different, so it’s worth considering what kind of career you want to create for yourself. Here’s a look at how travel nurses evaluate assignments and create balance.
Travel Nursing Terminology: Financial Edition

Travel Nursing Terminology: Financial Edition

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Financial terms can be difficult to understand. For travel nurses, unfamiliar vocabulary can be intimidating — especially when it involves compensation or tax implications. Use this as a cheat sheet for financial terms you should know in your travel nursing career (and share with your colleagues, too!).

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19
COVID-19 anxiety is on the rise. People are scared and uncertain, and a positive diagnosis can weigh on their mental health and cause stress and anxiety to hamper their recovery. As nurses treat the physical symptoms of COVID-19, they can also help patients cope with related anxiety. The remedy starts with an informed approach to patient care.
Cost of Living Across the U.S.: What to Expect in Your Search for Travel Nurse Housing

Cost of Living Across the U.S.: What to Expect in Your Search for Travel Nurse Housing

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Where you take your next assignment plays a big part in how much you’ll earn — and how much you’ll spend. The cost of living varies widely across the United States, and it’s important for travel nurses to keep this in mind when accepting assignments in different cities and states. How does cost of living affect the value of a travel nursing contract?
Tips for Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule as a Travel Nurse

Tips for Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Having trouble keeping your eyes open for your shifts? Struggling to fall asleep once you’re finally in bed? Feel like you never get enough rest? Sleep is fickle and can be even more difficult if you’re constantly adjusting your sleep patterns. Travel nurses should be mindful of their sleep cycle and take steps to promote healthy habits — despite assignment changes, unpredictable shifts, and off hours.
How To Choose the Best Travel Nursing Agency

How To Choose the Best Travel Nursing Agency

Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2024 in Travel Nurse Tips

Explore the essentials of selecting a travel nursing agency, including key factors like industry reputation, comprehensive compensation, and support systems to ensure a fulfilling and enriching professional journey in the dynamic field of travel nursing.
Why It’s OK To Ask Questions as a Travel Nurse

Why It’s OK To Ask Questions as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

While the role of a travel nurse demands adaptability and resilience, it also thrives on the power of curiosity and the willingness to ask questions. Discover how asking meaningful questions can help you do your best at each new assignment.
Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses in 2023

Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses in 2023

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

Imagine waking up to the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge or strolling through the bustling streets of New York City during your breaks from saving lives. In 2023, travel nurses have an incredible array of cities to choose from, each offering a unique blend of career opportunities, vibrant cultures, and unforgettable experiences.
Dealing With Homesickness as a New Travel Nurse

Dealing With Homesickness as a New Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2023 in Travel Nurse Tips

When does the feeling of homesickness cross the boundary from melancholy to mental health burden? For some travel nurses, the feeling can stick around for days and weeks, making it difficult to adjust to a new assignment. If your homesickness doesn’t subside after a day or two, give these simple tips a try to bring yourself back into the moment, feeling focused and positive.
Resources for Finding Housing During Winter Assignments

Resources for Finding Housing During Winter Assignments

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Winter can be a tricky season for travel nurses — especially in regions where inclement weather is a factor. If you’re on assignment in one of these areas, finding housing can be particularly troublesome to navigate. Between preserving your housing stipend and finding available rentals in desirable areas, there’s an art to getting a room during the winter months. These resources can help.
How to Advocate for Yourself as a Travel Nurse

How to Advocate for Yourself as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Have trouble standing up for yourself? You’re not alone. Many professionals are great at their jobs, but not necessarily at advocating for themselves. Learning to advocate for yourself is an important skill to develop — especially for travel nurses. Becoming your own biggest supporter can help you develop your career in powerful, positive ways.
5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

It’s easy to romanticize the pros of travel nursing and forget to consider the cons. If you’re considering a travel nursing career, a clear understanding of both is essential for setting goals and managing expectations.
Headed to a Wintry State on Your Next Assignment? Get Ready for the Cold.

Headed to a Wintry State on Your Next Assignment? Get Ready for the Cold.

Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

If you’ve never spent the winter in a state known for harsh conditions, winter can be downright dangerous. Travel nurses headed to cold, wintry climates for the first time need to pack more than a parka. Know what to expect if you’re taking on an assignment in Minnesota, Wisconsin, upstate New York, or anywhere else with a reputation for unforgiving winter weather.
Travel Light Without Sacrificing Creature Comforts

Travel Light Without Sacrificing Creature Comforts

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

The art of packing is one every travel nurse must master. Packing efficiently lets you take more of your life with you from one assignment to the next. With a few simple tips, and a new philosophy or two, you can transform the way you think about packing.
6 Reasons To Take a Break Between Travel Nursing Assignments

6 Reasons To Take a Break Between Travel Nursing Assignments

Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Travel nurses sometimes feel guilt when they decide to take time off between assignments. Don’t! Hanging up your scrubs for a couple of weeks is a great way to recuperate and get yourself ready for whatever your career has in store next. Taking time between assignments also gives you a chance to catch up with loved ones, organize your life, and attend to things you might’ve neglected while you were busy at your last assignment. Here’s a look at why many nurses choose to buffer time between assignments.
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