Articles tagged with: nurses

Destructive Nursing - The Chronic Complainer

Destructive Nursing - The Chronic Complainer

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in On the Job

Every nursing unit has one–the coworker who always seems to have a problem with anything and everything.

"There's an App for That!" - Top Apps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

As a travel nurse, you're probably busy. Devices such as smartphones or tablets provide busy nurses access to important information, often in the form of applications or “apps”. Apps provide quick…

Effective Ways to Help Nurses Cope With Stress

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Healthcare can be stressful. Factors including large caseloads, busy days, difficult patients and co-worker conflicts can add to the stress. It's true that a little stress can be good, helping nurses to pick up steam and gain motivation.

Holiday woes on assignment: How to stay connected

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, it's important to plan for the holidays. Your nursing recruiter is a valuable source for recommendations during the holiday season. If you plan to take personal time to travel home, it's important to contact your recruiter well in advance of the holidays and discuss your options.

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in On the Job

Traveling with your pet by vehicle is typically easier than traveling with them by air, but is not always possible if your assignment is too far. Different pets will travel differently in vehicles; some dogs and cats are able to travel outside of their kennel while others cannot.

6 tips for connecting with new co-workers as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

When you begin a new assignment as a traveling healthcare professional, you also have to work with new people. Naturally, the relationships you form with your new colleagues are important, as they can make your job fulfilling or frustrating.

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Most people don't think twice about the roles of nurses and often take them for granted. If you look closer at all the things nurses do, you will see how important they are to the quality of healthcare we all receive.

Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test study guide

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

The Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test is designed to assess how competent hospital personnel are at performing their jobs. As a travel nurse, you may at some point in your career be required to take the PBDS test. Being prepared for the PBDS assessment as a travel nurse is extremely important because if you do not pass the exam, there is a risk that your assignment could be cancelled.

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Travel nursing has developed in response to our country's nursing shortage and has many great advantages for nurses. With travel nursing, you'll be able to grow in your nursing career through a dynamic lineup of different clinical experiences.

How to handle difficult patients on travel assignments

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, your job requires you to provide the best possible care to all patients, regardless of their behavior towards you. You may encounter patients who are angry, depressed, nervous, feel a sense of entitlement or even those with personality disorders or drug and alcohol addictions. It takes planning, compassion and inner poise to prepare yourself to deal with difficult patients.

Five Reasons You Should Consider Travel Nursing

Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Industry News

Are you a nurse who's ready for a change? You may want to consider travel nursing. With the option to see new places, meet new colleagues and enrich your nursing career, travel nursing can offer you many benefits. It's an up-and-coming career choice.

Staying Safe on Assignment

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in On the Job

Our nurses are our number one priority! That's why it's imperative for you to stay safe on assignment—through everyday safety and personal health practices.

Onboarding Your Travel Nursing Staff Quickly

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Travel nurses will succeed if given the proper training to do so. The process of “onboarding” takes orientation a step further, and helps a new employee assimilate to his or her teammates and the company culture.

Flu season: Seven ways travel nurses can prepare

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Flu season is upon us! For healthcare professionals, such as travel nurses, it's important to stay as healthy as possible during the fall and winter months. You may find yourself surrounded by patients who have come down with the flu, and your good health will allow you to provide them with high-quality care.

What documents and forms are required of travel nurses?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

It is critical for travel nurses to have a file of up-to-date documents and forms. Nurses have several forms they are required to send to their travel agency upon being recruited.

How to streamline your supply chain

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with many challenges. To remain competitive in the eyes of consumers, a facility must continue to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge patient care. However, to do this is costly for facilities to maintain, so working within budget is a main concern. Streamlining your supply chain is a good way to address critical budgetary issues.

Packing and preparing for your travel nursing assignment

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you accept a position in travel nursing, you'll want to be prepared for all situations. This includes packing important documents and paperwork, as well as the right clothing, electronics, housewares and anything else you'll need during your stay.

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Is having a LinkedIn presence necessary to get a job?

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

It happens to many travel nurses—you go an assignment and find out it's not what you hoped it would be.

How should a travel nurse fill out the nursing skills assessment?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Part of applying to be a travel nurse requires filling out a nursing skills assessment. This is an assessment where nurses rate themselves on a scale to indicate how much experience they have performing particular skills.

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