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.
Cost of Living Across the U.S.: What to Expect in Your Search for Travel Nurse Housing

Cost of Living Across the U.S.: What to Expect in Your Search for Travel Nurse Housing

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Where you take your next assignment plays a big part in how much you’ll earn — and how much you’ll spend. The cost of living varies widely across the United States, and it’s important for travel nurses to keep this in mind when accepting assignments in different cities and states. How does cost of living affect the value of a travel nursing contract?
The Three Biggest Factors Affecting Travel Nurse Pay

The Three Biggest Factors Affecting Travel Nurse Pay

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021

It can be complicated for new travel nurses to understand why some assignments are so much more lucrative than others. A few key factors — including the qualifications you hold, where the assignment is located, and what shifts you’re willing to work — determine just how lucrative an assignment will be.
Travel Light Without Sacrificing Creature Comforts

Travel Light Without Sacrificing Creature Comforts

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

The art of packing is one every travel nurse must master. Packing efficiently lets you take more of your life with you from one assignment to the next. With a few simple tips, and a new philosophy or two, you can transform the way you think about packing.
Urban vs. Rural Assignments: What to Expect From Your Destination

Urban vs. Rural Assignments: What to Expect From Your Destination

Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in On the Job

Healthcare facilities differ dramatically depending on their location. A rural facility in the heart of the Midwest won’t have the same diagnostic and treatment capabilities as a state-of-the-art medical center in a major coastal city. Travel nurses should be prepared for the differences and adapt accordingly. What you’re used to at one location may differ drastically at another. Adapting quickly is critical.
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.
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.
Headed to a Wintry State on Your Next Assignment? Get Ready for the Cold.

Headed to a Wintry State on Your Next Assignment? Get Ready for the Cold.

Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

If you’ve never spent the winter in a state known for harsh conditions, winter can be downright dangerous. Travel nurses headed to cold, wintry climates for the first time need to pack more than a parka. Know what to expect if you’re taking on an assignment in Minnesota, Wisconsin, upstate New York, or anywhere else with a reputation for unforgiving winter weather.
6 Tips for Coping with New Assignment Anxiety

6 Tips for Coping with New Assignment Anxiety

Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2021 in On the Job

Travel nursing anxiety isn’t usually crippling, but it often affects nurses right before the start of a new assignment. Trepidation can make starting a new assignment feel more complicated or overwhelming than it is.
Why do Healthcare Facilities Hire Travel Nurses?

Why do Healthcare Facilities Hire Travel Nurses?

Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Healthcare Facilities

Travel nurses walk into a new situation every 13 weeks. Reasons and roles vary from one assignment to the next — depending on the needs of the hospital, its staff, and their patients. Travel nurses aren’t just highly capable nurses. They’re gifted problem solvers and plug-and-play solutions for every healthcare facility’s challenges.
Tips for Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule as a Travel Nurse

Tips for Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Travel Nurse Tips

Having trouble keeping your eyes open for your shifts? Struggling to fall asleep once you’re finally in bed? Feel like you never get enough rest? Sleep is fickle and can be even more difficult if you’re constantly adjusting your sleep patterns. Travel nurses should be mindful of their sleep cycle and take steps to promote healthy habits — despite assignment changes, unpredictable shifts, and off hours.
Delta Variant FAQ: Common Patient Questions

Delta Variant FAQ: Common Patient Questions

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 in Industry News

As cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 climb, so do questions about it. People aren’t sure what to make of it, or they’re misinformed about the danger and risk of contagion. As nurses are bombarded with questions, it’s important to have simple, succinct answers at the ready. When people understand the severity of delta, they can do more to properly protect themselves and help curb the current surge.
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.
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