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.
What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

What Every Travel Nurse Needs to Know About Cancelled Contracts

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in On the Job

Hopefully you never come up against a cancelled contract. When you do, it’s important to know what that means. In this blog post, we’ll cover why cancelled contracts happen and what you can and should do about them — whether a hospital cancels your contract unexpectedly or you’re the one cancelling it.
Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Take Your Lunch Break and Refresh Your Brain

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in On the Job

Do you stop, sit down, and eat lunch every day? If not, you need to start. Taking a break is critically important for maintaining communication, attention to detail, reasoning, and mood. Forgoing your break means doing a disservice to yourself and the patients you work so hard to care for each day.
The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

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

The thought of leaving behind a cat, dog, ferret, hamster, or other beloved pet while you’re on assignment is heartbreaking. Luckily, you don’t have to! Just keep in mind the benefits and challenges of relocating with a pet before you make any decisions about whether or not to bring them along.
What Nursing in an Underserved Community can Teach You

What Nursing in an Underserved Community can Teach You

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

It’s hard to anticipate what your next travel nursing assignment will bring. It can be especially unsettling when that assignment puts you in an underserved community. Shake off the shock and roll up your sleeves, because these assignments have the most to teach the hardest workers. Plus, they give you the opportunity to do the most good!
The Top 5 Struggles New Travel Nurses Have to Adapt to and Overcome

The Top 5 Struggles New Travel Nurses Have to Adapt to and Overcome

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

Every job presents unique struggles. But not every job takes you to a brand-new place and asks you to immediately make an impact! Here are a few of the challenges you’ll face as a travel nurse and what you can do to overcome them.
Go Where You’re Needed: What Drives You to Help?

Go Where You’re Needed: What Drives You to Help?

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in On the Job

The late, great Fred Rodgers once said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” No place is this more evident than a travel nursing agency. What drives you to help? Whatever it is, taking action to fulfill your purpose means becoming a helper — whether it’s in the city where you live or across the country, where you’re needed most.
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.
Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Health Providers Choice Named a Highest Rated Company in the State by Top Rated Local®

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 in HPC News

Health Providers Choice is excited to announce that we have been included on the list of highest rated employment agencies in Michigan by Top Rated Local®. Top Rated Local® is a 5 pillar experience based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™.
Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

Industry Demand for Travel Nurses Growing in 2019

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

Have you ever considered becoming a travel nurse? If so, 2019 is the year to pursue your interests. Demand for qualified nurses has never been higher, and industry changes have made it easier to work across state lines. Best of all, new skills and experiences will put you in even greater demand, kickstarting your nursing career into high gear!
Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Your romantic or familial relationships don’t have to suffer when you take a travel nursing assignment. Sure, maintaining these relationships will require extra effort while there’s distance between you — but there are also plenty of opportunities to grow, both individually and together.
Health Providers Choice Named Highway Hypodermics 2019 #1 Travel Company

Health Providers Choice Named Highway Hypodermics 2019 #1 Travel Company

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in HPC News

Health Providers Choice (HPC) was named #1 on the Highway Hypodermics 2019 Top Ten Travel Company List. The Top Ten Travel Company list began in 2004, when Highway Hypodermics founder Kay Slane “Epstein LaRue” began rating travel nursing agencies by the benefits they provide to healthcare professionals.
Traveler Spotlight: Scott and Crystal Girard

Traveler Spotlight: Scott and Crystal Girard

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018

What’s better than being able to travel the country on nursing assignments? Doing it with the person you love, working right alongside you! Check out our interview with Scott and Crystal Girard, a husband and wife team that has made travel nursing part of their shared life together.
What Happens When You Love a Hospital and Never Want to Leave?

What Happens When You Love a Hospital and Never Want to Leave?

Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2018 in Healthcare Facilities

This post will explore the idea of a travel nurse loving a specific assignment and wanting to go from travel nursing to a full-time position on that staff. It’ll cover things like questions to ask yourself, protocol to follow before making any decisions, and the process involved in making the shift if applicable.
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