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.
The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’ve got a lot to do before you leave for your assignment. One of the most important things on your list is making sure your house is properly protected while you’re gone. This doesn’t just mean checking the locks — it means making sure your home appears lived-in and checked up on while you’re away. It’s the best way to prevent burglaries, vandalism, and trespassers in your absence.
Understanding What It Means to Work in a Nicotine-Free Facility

Understanding What It Means to Work in a Nicotine-Free Facility

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 in On the Job

If you’re the type of nurse who has the occasional cigarette or likes to vape while they relax, you might want to think twice about your habit. More and more hospitals are adopting nicotine-free policies. Testing positive for nicotine could land you on a black list and see you removed from your assignment! Here’s what you need to know about the rising trend of nicotine-free facilities.
Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

For many apartment complexes, pets are a deal-breaker. Landlords just don’t want the hassle or potential risk of pets on-site. It can be a crushing realization if you had planned on moving in, only to have forgotten to consider your dog or cat. Avoid this heartbreak by making pet-friendly living a prime criteria of your search for housing while on assignment.
The Demand for Tech-Savvy Nurses Is on the Rise

The Demand for Tech-Savvy Nurses Is on the Rise

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

How good are you with a computer? If you’re a nurse, it might be time to brush up on your tech skills. Not only is there a rising demand for nursing professionals, there’s also particular need for nurses who are tech savvy and digitally literate. If you’re thinking about adding a new skill to your resume, consider medical software proficiency.
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.
5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

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

When you take your pet on assignment, you’re not the only one being thrust into a new lifestyle and schedule! While you’re adjusting, take steps to make sure your pet adjusts well too. There are a lot of factors to consider in helping them get established. Here are a few things you can do to make their life less stressful, so they can settle in right alongside you.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Prep Your Pet for Travel

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Prep Your Pet for Travel

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Getting your pet ready to travel with you doesn’t have to be a stressful, nerve-wracking experience. Take the right steps to prepare them (and yourself), and you’ll soon see that everything will be okay. It might be complicated to get to your destination, but when you both arrive, you’ll be thankful you brought your furry companion.
5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Becoming a travel nurse is an exciting career change, but it comes with a lot of unknowns. There are a lot of variables you probably aren’t thinking about as you embark on this new experience. Relax — we’re here to answer the questions you didn’t even think to ask and get you the information you need to enjoy every minute of your adventure.
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