8 Travel Nursing Specialties in High Demand

8 Travel Nursing Specialties in High Demand

Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Industry News

It’s no secret that the more experienced and credentialed you are as a nurse, the more in-demand you are — and the higher your wage opportunities. For nurses with specialties, travel nursing is lucrative, and you can usually take your pick of exciting destinations where your skills are needed. Here’s a look at the top travel nursing specialties in high demand right now and how to leverage your skills into an amazing travel nursing career.
Coping With a Bad Assignment and Leaving it Behind

Coping With a Bad Assignment and Leaving it Behind

Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 in On the Job

If you find yourself nearing the end of a miserable assignment, it’s important not to dwell. Instead, lift your head up and look to the future. Your next assignment is right around the corner, and it’s bound to be better. Process the lessons of an unpleasant assignment, and use them to grow as a professional. Remember, for every poor assignment, there’s an equal — likely greater — number of wonderful experiences waiting for you down the road.
The Pros and Cons of an RV Lifestyle for Travel Nurses

The Pros and Cons of an RV Lifestyle for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

One of the biggest hurdles for travel nurses is moving into and out of a new apartment or home every 13 weeks. Some nurses find it too cumbersome, so they just take their housing with them to each new assignment! We’re talking about RV living and how well it lends itself to the travel nursing life. If you’re planning on hitching up a fifth wheel or parking an RV for your next assignment, here’s what you need to know.
Post-Pandemic Self-Care is Something Every Nurse Needs

Post-Pandemic Self-Care is Something Every Nurse Needs

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Healthy Living

Nursing is stressful in normal times, and the last 14 months have been anything but normal. As the pandemic winds down, many healthcare workers are beginning to feel the effects of pent-up pandemic stress. It’s vital for nurses — and travel nurses in particular — to take time to reflect and rejuvenate. Practicing self-care will jumpstart the post-pandemic healing process, and a little recovery goes a long way.
Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Professional nursing associations provide an array of benefits to members. But with so many to choose from, it’s worth checking out all the options. Many offer unique benefits and opportunities, and you may find yourself drawn to one or more based on the resources they provide. Here’s what every nurse needs to know about professional organizations, why they’re worth joining, and what to consider as you contemplate membership.
Travel Nursing Terminology: How to Speak the Language

Travel Nursing Terminology: How to Speak the Language

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Diving into the world of travel nursing means getting familiar with a slew of terms and phrases you might not otherwise know. And while it can feel like learning a second language, you’ll quickly get familiar with terms like “tax home” and “per diem.” Here’s a robust glossary for you to reference any time you find yourself up against unfamiliar terms or phrases in the world of travel nursing. Be sure to bookmark and reference it!
Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Industry News

The prospect of a nursing shortage is nothing new. Thanks to factors like an aging population and now, a pandemic, the need for healthcare professionals has never been greater. As we look ahead to the rest of 2021, it’s important for nurses to understand the state of the union. Not only does it affect job prospects and placement, the nursing shortage is shaping the travel nursing landscape in a big way.
Become a Better Nurse by Floating

Become a Better Nurse by Floating

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 in On the Job

Floating tends to be a “love it or hate it” role within the hospital ecosystem. Some nurses love the opportunity to do something new each shift, while others dread the uncertainty of the float pool. For those with float anxiety, learning to embrace the uncertainty can make you a better nurse. You just need the right mindset to take each shift in stride. These tips will help get you into the right headspace.
Should Travel Nurses Own or Lease a Car ... or Even Have One at All?

Should Travel Nurses Own or Lease a Car ... or Even Have One at All?

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Does a travel nurse need a vehicle? It’s a good question to ask, and it raises even more questions surrounding the advantages of buying vs. leasing. Every travel nurse will need to make the decision for themselves, since every situation is different. There are pros and cons to owning vs. leasing, or even having a vehicle at all. Consider them all before you make a decision, and have confidence that it’s the right decision for your situation.
Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Industry News

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been nothing short of a medical marvel. It’s so unbelievable that, in fact, many people are having a hard time believing it. They’re suspicious of the vaccine and hesitant to get it. Nurses and other medical professionals are now faced with the arduous challenge of not only vaccinating the general public, but also dispelling the incorrect notions and misinformation that’s making people resistant to inoculation.
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.
5 Tips for Reducing Housing Costs on Your Next Assignment

5 Tips for Reducing Housing Costs on Your Next Assignment

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Opting for the travel nursing housing stipend is a great way to maintain control over where and how you’ll live when you’re on assignment. Follow these tips to keep costs low and enjoy the space you call home while on assignment.
5 Ways to Overcome Travel Anxiety and Pursue Your Travel Nursing Dream

5 Ways to Overcome Travel Anxiety and Pursue Your Travel Nursing Dream

Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

The transition from nursing to travel nursing can be an abrupt one for nurses who feel anchored to their routine. Many nurses dream of getting out there and traveling but are held back by travel anxiety. If you could just get past your anxiety, you know you’d flourish in the field! Here’s a look at some tried-and-true methods for addressing travel anxiety and what it means to develop new routines that last 13 weeks at a time.
7 Important Considerations in Every Travel Nursing Contract

7 Important Considerations in Every Travel Nursing Contract

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

The concept of a “contract” can be a little intimidating, but that shouldn’t stop you from understanding what they are and how they work. For travel nurses, this is especially important, since every assignment you’ll take on comes with a contract attached to it. It’s important to get familiar with travel nursing contracts, and to understand the important facets that govern them. The more you know, the more confident you’ll be when you sign one for your next assignment.
How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement, Application & Interviews

Creating a resume is part of finding a job — any job. For travel nurses, it’s especially important because the job you’re applying for is a strong departure from the one you have. Sure, it’s still nursing; but it’s nursing in a new place, with new expectations, and new challenges. A glowing resume will show hiring facilities that you’re up for the challenge. If you’re new to travel nursing or thinking about a career shift, start with your CV.
Make Time for Family and Friends While on Assignment

Make Time for Family and Friends While on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Life can seem like a whirlwind while you’re getting settled into an assignment. Then, before you know it, you’re on to the next one. Though life as a travel nurse can be fast-paced, it’s important to make time for friends and family back home, or wherever they are in the United States. Travel nursing can turn you into a bit of a nomad, but that doesn’t mean you need to leave behind personal connections. Instead, find new, meaningful ways to spend time and connect with the most important people in your life.
Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Saving for retirement is an important part of any profession — travel nursing included. As tax season approaches, it’s a good time to dive into the options for retirement saving and go over some tips and insights that make it more accessible to those who aren’t already planning for the future. Here’s what you should know about various retirement plans and how to set down a good foundation for your golden years.
Nursing Podcasts to Keep You Company While You Travel

Nursing Podcasts to Keep You Company While You Travel

Posted on Monday, April 05, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

You might not always have time to binge-watch a TV show, and your schedule may not always permit live events. Many nurses have turned to podcasts as the next best thing for entertainment. Healthcare podcasts are booming in 2021, and no one benefits more from this content than travel nurses! Here’s a look at a few of the best nursing podcasts to plug into this year and take with you wherever you travel on assignment.
Where do Travel Nurses Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Where do Travel Nurses Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Industry News

As vaccination efforts gain momentum, front-line healthcare workers are lining up to get their inoculations. But where do travel nurses fit in? As travel nurses move from assignment to assignment, they might not know where or how to get vaccinated — or even where they should get their shots. Lack of federal oversight has left many travelers with questions. Thankfully, the medical community is taking charge to provide answers.
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