Nurses Step Up in Flint, Michigan, Water Quality Crisis

Nurses Step Up in Flint, Michigan, Water Quality Crisis

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in Industry News

A career in nursing can oftentimes feel exhausting, tedious, and thankless: The shifts are long, patients can be difficult, and there is very little opportunity to receive a pat on the back for taking on such a difficult job. But every now and then, a crisis reminds the world just how vital, skilled, and valuable nurses are.

To the Nurses Who Keep Our Mothers Healthy

To the Nurses Who Keep Our Mothers Healthy

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Education & Career Advancement

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a friend about whether or not the public school system is flawed? Whether welfare is useful? Or whether Star Trek is better than Star Wars? These are great topics for heated debates, but data often exists to support both sides of the issue — and no one really knows the true answer.

5 Steps to Combat Bullying Among Nurses

5 Steps to Combat Bullying Among Nurses

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Press Releases

Bullying is a well-known issue across educational institutions. The news channels are consistently running stories about children who have suffered from anxiety disorders, depression, or have even died by suicide as a result of bullying. We aware of the signs, the solutions, and the potential impacts when it comes to young children. But do we recognize it when it happens to us?

Meet the No. 1 Travel Company of 2016

Meet the No. 1 Travel Company of 2016

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Press Releases

We at Health Providers Choice have a mission to exceed the service and quality expectations of our customers, the communities our nurses work in, the professionals we employ, and ourselves.

Walk the Talk: Better Teams Make for Better Work

Walk the Talk: Better Teams Make for Better Work

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 in On the Job

There's no doubt about it: As a travel nurse, you've got to get good at working with lots of different kinds of people — quickly.

Destructive Nursing - The Chronic Complainer

Destructive Nursing - The Chronic Complainer

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in On the Job

Every nursing unit has one–the coworker who always seems to have a problem with anything and everything.

How to Approach your Boss with Issues or Requests

How to Approach your Boss with Issues or Requests

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in On the Job

Even if you like your boss, confrontation with someone of higher authority usually brings with it some degree of anxiety. If you are nervous about dealing with someone in authority there are ways to successfully approach your boss with issues or requests.

Turkey chili recipe: A classic comfort food without the calories

Turkey chili recipe: A classic comfort food without the calories

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 in Healthy Living

Turkey chili is a guilt-free way to squash a comfort food craving.

Build-your-own chicken fajitas

Build-your-own chicken fajitas

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

Fajitas are a great lunch or dinnertime entrée because they are a build-your-own food. If you have kids or you are hosting a dinner party, you can set out an array of ingredients and allow each person to build their own fajitas.

Satisfy your pizza craving with fewer calories

Satisfy your pizza craving with fewer calories

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

Who doesn't love pizza? It comes in so many varieties and it's warm, cheesy and full of bread—it doesn't get much better than that.

3 Important Details to Consider When Choosing Your Assignment

3 Important Details to Consider When Choosing Your Assignment

Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Travel Nurse Tips

Whew! So you've finally been officially hired, you've finished the paperwork, and you're ready to make the big decision about where you're going to take your first assignment. You're excited — and you're nervous. Which option should you choose?

Top 3 Things to Go Over in Your Contract

Top 3 Things to Go Over in Your Contract

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Application & Interviews

Though it should be every day, Mother's Day gives us all a chance to celebrate those women who have made our lives better simply by being themselves. Celebrating Mother's Day — as we did earlier this month — brings a focus to how precious our loved ones are in our lives. Our celebrations also call into question what more we can do to keep them around us longer.

Nursing and the Zika Virus

Nursing and the Zika Virus

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Industry News

Every few years, we see another dangerous and potentially fatal disease spread panic across the world as doctors and scientists race to find a treatment or vaccine before a pandemic occurs.

Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Attack the Issue of Drug Abuse in Healthcare

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Healthy Living

The existence of drug abuse and addiction in the U.S. isn't news. We've seen the broadcasts, read the stories on social media, and heard the rumors among family and friends. We know addiction is a widespread problem. But are we aware of the degree to which we, as nurses, are at risk?

Travel Nursing Is a Matter of the Heart

Travel Nursing Is a Matter of the Heart

Posted on Monday, March 07, 2016 in Healthy Living

Like most pursuits, a career in nursing begins with a healthy passion. Men and women enter this field to make positive contributions to the world, expand their scientific studies, or simply to have opportunities to make small differences, one person at a time.

The Nursing Shortage: Where Are We Now?

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 in Industry News

As the increased population ages and the Affordable Care Act takes effect, there will be a greater need for healthcare professionals. But, even as the need grows, healthcare organizations will still have to maintain quality of care and control costs.

Surviving the Night Shift

Surviving the Night Shift

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in On the Job

The graveyard shift, though preferred by many nurses, is also despised by many. It can be difficult to adjust and maintain a normal work function, finding an efficient sleep schedule and balancing a social life with work.

Flavorful & filling veggie quesadillas

Flavorful & filling veggie quesadillas

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Healthy Living

If you're in a rush to prepare a quick lunch or dinner, veggie quesadillas are a smart choice. You just load up tortillas with your favorite fillings, grill them for a few minutes and your meal is ready.

Oatmeal: How to make a delicious & nutritious breakfast

Oatmeal: How to make a delicious & nutritious breakfast

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 in Healthy Living

It's said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, therefore, you want to make sure you are eating a breakfast that has nutritional value and keeps you full.

Nursing-sensitive indicators: What they can tell you about your healthcare facility

Nursing-sensitive indicators: What they can tell you about your healthcare facility

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Healthcare Facilities

The level of patient care your facility provides is imperative—it dictates your facility's financial success, as well as its reputation in the community.

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