What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in On the Job

Hopefully you never come up against a cancelled contract. When you do, it’s important to know what that means. In this blog post, we’ll cover why cancelled contracts happen and what you can and should do about them — whether a hospital cancels your contract unexpectedly or you’re the one cancelling it.
Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Have you ever considered becoming a travel nurse? If so, 2019 is the year to pursue your interests. Demand for qualified nurses has never been higher, and industry changes have made it easier to work across state lines. Best of all, new skills and experiences will put you in even greater demand, kickstarting your nursing career into high gear!
What Nursing in an Underserved Community can Teach You

What Nursing in an Underserved Community can Teach You

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

It’s hard to anticipate what your next travel nursing assignment will bring. It can be especially unsettling when that assignment puts you in an underserved community. Shake off the shock and roll up your sleeves, because these assignments have the most to teach the hardest workers. Plus, they give you the opportunity to do the most good!
Traveler Spotlight: Scott and Crystal Girard

Traveler Spotlight: Scott and Crystal Girard

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018

What’s better than being able to travel the country on nursing assignments? Doing it with the person you love, working right alongside you! Check out our interview with Scott and Crystal Girard, a husband and wife team that has made travel nursing part of their shared life together.
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.
Voting as a Travel Nurse: How to Legally Cast Your Ballot

Voting as a Travel Nurse: How to Legally Cast Your Ballot

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Midterm elections are coming up fast. If you’re on assignment far away from your polling state, it’s still important to cast your ballot. Here’s everything you need to know about online voter registration and absentee ballots, so you can do your civic duty and vote this November!
Self-Care Tips: Staying Fit and Healthy on Assignment

Self-Care Tips: Staying Fit and Healthy on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you take a travel nursing assignment, it’s easy to trick yourself into thinking you’re on a working vacation. As caretakers, it’s important nurses ensure their own health and well-being isn’t compromised by stressful work situations. Learn some tips for maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle on the road.

Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 in Press Releases

Health Providers Choice is excited to announce that we have been included on the list of highest rated employment agencies in Michigan by Top Rated Local®. Top Rated Local® is a 5 pillar experience based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™.
The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

The thought of leaving behind a cat, dog, ferret, hamster, or other beloved pet while you’re on assignment is heartbreaking. Luckily, you don’t have to! Just keep in mind the benefits and challenges of relocating with a pet before you make any decisions about whether or not to bring them along.
Health Providers Choice Named Highway Hypodermics 2019 #1 Travel Company

Health Providers Choice Named Highway Hypodermics 2019 #1 Travel Company

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Press Releases

Health Providers Choice (HPC) was named #1 on the Highway Hypodermics 2019 Top Ten Travel Company List. The Top Ten Travel Company list began in 2004, when Highway Hypodermics founder Kay Slane “Epstein LaRue” began rating travel nursing agencies by the benefits they provide to healthcare professionals.
Go Where You’re Needed: What Drives You to Help?

Go Where You’re Needed: What Drives You to Help?

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in On the Job

The late, great Fred Rodgers once said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” No place is this more evident than a travel nursing agency. What drives you to help? Whatever it is, taking action to fulfill your purpose means becoming a helper — whether it’s in the city where you live or across the country, where you’re needed most.
What About My Mail? Managing a Physical Mailbox While You’re Away

What About My Mail? Managing a Physical Mailbox While You’re Away

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Life as a travel nurse means planning far ahead into the future. And while you might take care of the bigger things in life, it’s often the smaller things that fall through the cracks and cause major headaches. Case in point: forgetting to handle your mail.
Travel Nurses and Sick Pay Laws: When It Affects You

Travel Nurses and Sick Pay Laws: When It Affects You

Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2018

Ten states and several cities require employers to offer paid sick leave. But how does that affect you as a travel nurse? You might be pleasantly surprised.
The Fight Over Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Continues

The Fight Over Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Continues

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Industry News

Nurses rallied in Washington this past April in an effort to bring more awareness about unsafe staffing in health care. Is anything changing? Catch up on the latest developments in the fight over nurse-to-patient ratios.
Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in On the Job

Do you stop, sit down, and eat lunch every day? If not, you need to start. Taking a break is critically important for maintaining communication, attention to detail, reasoning, and mood. Forgoing your break means doing a disservice to yourself and the patients you work so hard to care for each day.
Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Your romantic or familial relationships don’t have to suffer when you take a travel nursing assignment. Sure, maintaining these relationships will require extra effort while there’s distance between you — but there are also plenty of opportunities to grow, both individually and together.
The Top 5 Struggles New Travel Nurses Have to Adapt to and Overcome

The Top 5 Struggles New Travel Nurses Have to Adapt to and Overcome

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in On the Job

Every job presents unique struggles. But not every job takes you to a brand-new place and asks you to immediately make an impact! Here are a few of the challenges you’ll face as a travel nurse and what you can do to overcome them.
What Happens When You Love a Hospital and Never Want to Leave?

What Happens When You Love a Hospital and Never Want to Leave?

Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 in Healthcare Facilities

This post will explore the idea of a travel nurse loving a specific assignment and wanting to go from travel nursing to a full-time position on that staff. It’ll cover things like questions to ask yourself, protocol to follow before making any decisions, and the process involved in making the shift if applicable.
Keep Cost of Living in Mind as You Travel to New Locations

Keep Cost of Living in Mind as You Travel to New Locations

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Cost of living varies greatly across the United States. For travel nurses, price discrepancies between expenses such as rent and groceries can be shocking. Don’t let sticker shock fool you: As the cost of goods goes up in different areas, so will your stipend.
5 Amazing Travel Assignment Destinations for Summer

5 Amazing Travel Assignment Destinations for Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Calling all adventure seekers: Make the most of your summer and discover amazing sights in these five travel nursing assignment destinations. You can’t go wrong with any of these states, especially if you’re looking to spend more time outside.
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