Onboarding Your Travel Nursing Staff Quickly

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Travel nurses will succeed if given the proper training to do so. The process of “onboarding” takes orientation a step further, and helps a new employee assimilate to his or her teammates and the company culture.

Staying Safe on Assignment

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in On the Job

Our nurses are our number one priority! That's why it's imperative for you to stay safe on assignment—through everyday safety and personal health practices.

Flu season: Seven ways travel nurses can prepare

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Flu season is upon us! For healthcare professionals, such as travel nurses, it's important to stay as healthy as possible during the fall and winter months. You may find yourself surrounded by patients who have come down with the flu, and your good health will allow you to provide them with high-quality care.

Packing and preparing for your travel nursing assignment

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you accept a position in travel nursing, you'll want to be prepared for all situations. This includes packing important documents and paperwork, as well as the right clothing, electronics, housewares and anything else you'll need during your stay.

Don't let EHRs decrease patient interaction

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, help improve the efficiency of patient care.

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Is having a LinkedIn presence necessary to get a job?

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Connecting with other travel nurses can be quick and easy. By using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you can chat with other nursing professionals for information, advice or job opportunities, or just to socialize. Remember to follow social media rules to maintain the professionalism of your online interactions.

"There's an App for That!" - Top Apps for Travel Nurses

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

As a travel nurse, you're probably busy. Devices such as smartphones or tablets provide busy nurses access to important information, often in the form of applications or “apps”. Apps provide quick…

How to write a cover letter for travel nursing positions

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Want to stand out from the travel nursing competition? A well-written cover letter makes you attractive to your potential employer and entices him or her to review your resume. This can put you “ahead of the pack” and help you land the job you're after.

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in On the Job

Traveling with your pet by vehicle is typically easier than traveling with them by air, but is not always possible if your assignment is too far. Different pets will travel differently in vehicles; some dogs and cats are able to travel outside of their kennel while others cannot.

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Not all American patients speak English. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million people in the United States have a native language other than English. All patients need the highest level of care, but this can become difficult with the presence of language barriers. How do you communicate a treatment plan or instructions for taking medication? That's where bilingual healthcare professionals—including travel nurses—take the spotlight.

Employment health requirements for medical professionals – why?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

As a nurse, you may have questions about why healthcare facilities are requiring vaccinations and tests for certain illnesses as a condition of employment. This has raised issues about the infringement of the rights of healthcare workers.

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Most people don't think twice about the roles of nurses and often take them for granted. If you look closer at all the things nurses do, you will see how important they are to the quality of healthcare we all receive.

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

A career in nursing is full of opportunity. As a nurse working in a specialized field, you'll be able to gain experience with specific patient conditions. Popular nursing specialties include labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology and surgery; however, nurses can specialize in just about any branch of healthcare.

Effective Ways to Help Nurses Cope With Stress

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Healthcare can be stressful. Factors including large caseloads, busy days, difficult patients and co-worker conflicts can add to the stress. It's true that a little stress can be good, helping nurses to pick up steam and gain motivation.

Holiday woes on assignment: How to stay connected

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, it's important to plan for the holidays. Your nursing recruiter is a valuable source for recommendations during the holiday season. If you plan to take personal time to travel home, it's important to contact your recruiter well in advance of the holidays and discuss your options.

How nurses can prepare for an aging population

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of the country's entire population that was aged 55 and older in 2011 was 26.5 percent. That percentage is projected to increase to 31 percent of the population by 2030, according to AARP.org.

How to handle difficult patients on travel assignments

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, your job requires you to provide the best possible care to all patients, regardless of their behavior towards you. You may encounter patients who are angry, depressed, nervous, feel a sense of entitlement or even those with personality disorders or drug and alcohol addictions. It takes planning, compassion and inner poise to prepare yourself to deal with difficult patients.

Finding the recruitment agency that works for you as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

What are your career goals? The right recruitment agency can help you achieve them. As a travel nurse, you can advance your career by working with a recruitment agency that provides you with the job opportunities and education you're looking for. You can find a best-fit recruitment agency in just a few steps.

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Every October, it's time to "think pink" for breast cancer awareness.

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