How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

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

Certifications are the next rung up the ladder for many nurses. But it’s not always easy to determine what kind of certifications are best for you or if it’s worth pursuing one in your current position. It pays to look at the type of professional you want to be, as well as what certifications interest you before jumping into further study.
It’s Time to Start Thinking Seriously About C. Diff

It’s Time to Start Thinking Seriously About C. Diff

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Industry News

If you’ve never had C. diff, count your blessings. If you have, you know how bad it can be. Regardless, it’s crucial for travel nurses to protect themselves against it. That could be harder than ever, according to news reports about a super strain of the bacteria. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself safe from this painful, unpleasant condition.
Tips for Picking up the Routine at Your New Hospital

Tips for Picking up the Routine at Your New Hospital

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

No matter how prepared you are for your next assignment, there’s still going to be a transitional period. You need to learn how they do things and what the expectations are. Instead of fearing the unknown, embrace it ― adapt to your assignment and have confidence in your skills to carry you through. You’ll quickly settle in and become comfortable doing what you do best: helping patients.
6 Ways for Coping with the Stress of Life in the ER

6 Ways for Coping with the Stress of Life in the ER

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in On the Job

The stress of your career is bound to bleed into the rest of your life. Imagine trying to relax after a day of nonstop patient intake, gruesome injuries, and tense situations. The life of an ER nurse is exhausting — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Coping with stress in a therapeutic, proactive way helps it from bleeding into your personal life, causing burnout and lasting emotional trauma.
What Specialties Are Most in Demand for Travel Nurses?

What Specialties Are Most in Demand for Travel Nurses?

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Industry News

From neonatal nurses to geriatric nurses, demand for nursing specialties is at an all-time high. It’s only going to get more difficult to fill specialized positions, which means now’s the time to kick off a travel nursing career if you’ve got special accreditations. Not only do specialty nursing positions pay well, there’s also a diverse pool of destinations and facilities seeking help. It’s a great way to put your special skills to work in a new and exciting environment.

Take the Time to Read Your Contract!

Take the Time to Read Your Contract!

Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

The idea of flipping through a contract isn’t the most appealing. But if you’re about to sign on to a travel nursing assignment, you’ll need to read your contract in its entirety. Everything you need to know about your assignment is in there, and it’ll help you set expectations and get prepared for the job ahead of you. Here’s what you need to know about reading your contract.

Understanding What Happens in a Low Census Situation

Understanding What Happens in a Low Census Situation

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in On the Job

Your hours and shifts are being cut, and you get the feeling you’re no longer needed at your assignment. You’re officially in a low census situation. What can you do to remedy the situation? Is there any repercussion for terminating your contract? Here’s what you need to know about this rare but real situation.

Get Your Recruiter Involved if You’re Having a Rough Time on Assignment

Get Your Recruiter Involved if You’re Having a Rough Time on Assignment

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 in On the Job

Travel nursing is a wonderful experience. But every health care facility you end up at is different. Learning to adapt is part of the job, and most of the time it works out fine. But occasionally, you might end up with an assignment that’s just not working. In these cases, your recruiter can help explain how to best move forward.

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Taking on a travel nursing assignment can be a daunting endeavor. Approaching it with excitement instead of fear can be hard. But as you move further out of your comfort zone, you’ll start to realize opportunities for personal and professional growth. It’s a big world out there! Embracing the uncertainty of your travel nursing assignment will help you get acquainted with a little more of it.
Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Travel nursing takes you to places you may never have thought to visit. It’s an opportunity to explore and discover new experiences. You might be there for work, but your days off are your own. Make them count! Get out there and be a tourist in your own city. You’re bound to enjoy your assignment even more and collect memories you’ll have forever.
Should You Take a Contract Extension?

Should You Take a Contract Extension?

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

Should you stay or should you go? Sometimes, you might be asked to stay at a facility beyond the original end-of-contract date. Whether or not you do is up to you. Make sure you review the pros and cons of staying before you make your decision. And when you do, make it with confidence!
Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Get a Full 8 Hours Every Night: Your Patients Depend on It!

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Healthy Living

When’s the last time you got a full eight hours of shut-eye? Woke up feeling brand new? Sleep deprivation is a serious problem among working Americans ― nurses especially. Here’s what you need to know about getting a good night’s rest and the ramifications of falling behind on sleep. Those eight hours matter more than you know.
Looking Ahead: Nursing Shortages and Surpluses Through 2030

Looking Ahead: Nursing Shortages and Surpluses Through 2030

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Industry News

Not sure if you’re qualified to be a travel nurse? Chances are, you’re more qualified than you think. If you have a degree and practical experience, travel nursing may be the next step in your professional development career. All you need are the willingness to travel and adapt, and a penchant for patient care.
Are You Qualified to Become a Travel Nurse?

Are You Qualified to Become a Travel Nurse?

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Supply and demand for nurses has always varied by state and region. Data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that these fluctuations are only going to grow in the coming years. While some states will see a nursing surplus, others will face a nursing shortage. Travel nurses provide a solution for balancing supply and demand at a national level.
10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression Your First Day on Assignment

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression Your First Day on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 in On the Job

Getting off on the right foot at your new facility is a great way to set the tone for a positive travel nursing experience. But with a lot of unknowns in front of you, anxiety may take over. The key in presenting yourself as a cool, confident, friendly individual is to approach your assignment with optimism. That approach and these 10 tips can help put you in positive position with your new co-workers.

How Can I Get the Same Assignment as a Friend?

How Can I Get the Same Assignment as a Friend?

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Going on assignment with a friend has a lot of advantages. If there’s demand for more than one travel nurse, it’s a great way to end up at a facility with at least one friendly face. But make sure you’re both equally invested. The last thing you want is to end up clashing with your friend! Here’s how to make the most of an assignment with another person.

Missing a Shift as a Travel Nurse – What You Need to Know

Missing a Shift as a Travel Nurse – What You Need to Know

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 in On the Job

At some point in your travel nursing career, illness or personal emergency will likely require you to call off from work. However, in the travel healthcare industry, missing a shift has different repercussions than it does at a permanent job. There are certain factors you want to take into account before calling off a shift as a travel nurse.

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’re headed off on a new travel nursing assignment. But have you done your research ahead of living in a new city or starting at a new facility? A little preparation goes a long way in making sure your next travel nursing assignment is an enjoyable one. Here’s everything you need to know about prepping for a new destination.
Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Staying in Shape as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 in Healthy Living

A busy schedule often comes at the expense of exercise for many nurses. Taking the time to prioritize exercise — especially while you’re on assignment — will put you in better shape, better spirits, and better health so that you can make the most of your assignment. There are more than a few ways to get your daily exercise in. Here are a few easy options anyone can pursue.
Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Industry News

Health Providers Choice was named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019 – Inc.'s 4th annual Best Workplaces list. Inc. received thousands of submissions for the list, and only 346 finalists were chosen to be recognized as Best Workplaces.
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