Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Spotlight on Laurie Rohrer

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s final honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Laurie Rohrer lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and commutes to work in Michigan every day. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), and she specializes in the OR.
Spotlight on Carrie Curtis

Spotlight on Carrie Curtis

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Carrie Curtis is from Brownstown, Michigan. She’s been an RN for 15 years, with 13 in the OR. Carrie’s preferred specialty is orthopedics.
Spotlight on Stacie Burgio

Spotlight on Stacie Burgio

Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Stacie Burgio is from White Lake, Michigan. She is an RN with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Stacie specializes in the cardiac cath lab.
Spotlight on Renee Brilla

Spotlight on Renee Brilla

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s first honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Renee Brilla is from Woodhaven, Michigan. She is an RN with 20 years of OR experience. Renee’s specialty is neurosurgery, but she is well-versed in several other specialties as well.
5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

5 Pros (and 5 Cons) To Consider Before Embarking on a Travel Nursing Career

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

It’s easy to romanticize the pros of travel nursing and forget to consider the cons. If you’re considering a travel nursing career, a clear understanding of both is essential for setting goals and managing expectations.
Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Recapping the Fight Against Pay Caps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 in Industry News

There aren’t enough nurses to go around, and many facilities are paying a premium to attract and retain travel nurses. Now, some groups want to put a cap on how much travel nurses can earn.

Bullying in the Workplace: Tensions Run High for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Industry News

Bullying in the Workplace: Tensions Run High for Travel Nurses
Bullying doesn’t stop when we leave the schoolyard. Professionals bully each other in the workplace, and it’s a pervasive problem in the healthcare industry. Travel nurses are often the object of bullying because of the nature of their role: a newcomer who’s only temporary, often specialized, and paid more. What can you do to defuse the situation peacefully?
Travel Nursing Helps Healthcare Professionals Beat Burnout

Travel Nursing Helps Healthcare Professionals Beat Burnout

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2022

Burnout is more than a buzzword. It’s a condition more nurses and healthcare professionals are experiencing every day. The pandemic has depleted their spirits and left some reconsidering their careers. You might feel like a career change is the only way out, but a change of scene might do the trick.
Omicron Variant Roundup: Key Talking Points for Travel Nurses

Omicron Variant Roundup: Key Talking Points for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2022 in Industry News

Two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the virus continues to cause hardship. While vaccinations have proven largely effective in reducing the severity of the illness, new variants continue to test the resolve of those on the front lines. The latest, Omicron, is the most transmissible variant yet, leaving nursing professionals to answer questions from an increasingly confused population.
New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

The new year is an opportunity for everyone to look at the future with fresh eyes — and fresh goals. But setting goals isn’t always easy, and you might not be sure how to approach it — especially if you have big dreams. This year, take time to map out your goals, and create a framework for achieving them. As a travel nurse, defining your goals can put your career on a higher trajectory — for 2022 and beyond.
Spotlight on Tara Miller

Spotlight on Tara Miller

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Tara Miller is from Drummond Island, Michigan. She’s been an RN for 22 years and just recently became a nurse practitioner as well. Tara’s specialties include critical care, open heart, and intensive care, and she holds PALS and CCRN certifications.
Spotlight on Taylor Cunningham

Spotlight on Taylor Cunningham

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Taylor Cunningham is an RN from Monroe, Michigan. She holds BLS, ACLS, and NIHSS certifications and specializes in the ICU.
Spotlight on Andrea Brown

Spotlight on Andrea Brown

Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2022 in On the Job

Meet HPC’s next honoree for National Nurses Week 2022! Andrea Brown is originally from Toledo, Ohio, but she’s lived in Milan, Michigan for the past 11 years. Andrea is an RN with over 14 years of experience working in the ICU.
Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Celebrate National Nurses Month in May!

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 in Industry News

National Nurses Month is an opportunity to celebrate the kindness, compassion, and hard work of every nurse across the country. Without nurses, healthcare would be impossible, and it’s only through their diligent care that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are able to operate.
How To Support Your Fellow Travel Nurses on Assignment

How To Support Your Fellow Travel Nurses on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in On the Job

Travel nurses are increasingly likely to meet their peers on assignment. Working alongside other travel nurses offers an opportunity to connect over shared experience, and friendships frequently transcend assignments — especially when you support each other through tough times.

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Travel Nurse Tips

Easing Patient Anxiety About COVID-19
COVID-19 anxiety is on the rise. People are scared and uncertain, and a positive diagnosis can weigh on their mental health and cause stress and anxiety to hamper their recovery. As nurses treat the physical symptoms of COVID-19, they can also help patients cope with related anxiety. The remedy starts with an informed approach to patient care.

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing
Mentorship is something every travel nurse should think about, whether they’re seeking a mentor or ready to become one. The support, guidance, and knowledge passed from mentor to mentee is critical to the professional development of both. For travel nurses, the sense of camaraderie and support transcends assignments and helps them become better caregivers and more accomplished professionals wherever the road takes them.
Travel Nursing as a Single Parent: Five Major Considerations

Travel Nursing as a Single Parent: Five Major Considerations

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022

Every parent knows doing anything with small children can quickly become drastically more difficult than it should be. Imagine traveling from one assignment to another with a small child in tow — every 13 weeks. It may sound daunting, but with knowledge, support, and plenty of preparation, it can be a fun and rewarding experience for both parent and child.
Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Continuing education is a necessity for nurses. From best practices to new skills, the more you learn, the higher standard of care you deliver. What can you do further your education while on assignment? There are always continuing education opportunities available — if you know where to look.
Compassion Fatigue: How To Recognize and Fight It as a Travel Nurse

Compassion Fatigue: How To Recognize and Fight It as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 in On the Job

Compassion is an essential part of the job for every healthcare professional. For nurses, it’s part of every day, every shift, and every patient interaction. But when compassion fatigue creeps in, it’s difficult to feel good about your job. If you’re feeling short on compassion, you’re not alone.
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