Education & Career Advancement

Are You Qualified to Become a Travel Nurse?

Are You Qualified to Become a Travel Nurse?

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Supply and demand for nurses has always varied by state and region. Data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that these fluctuations are only going to grow in the coming years. While some states will see a nursing surplus, others will face a nursing shortage. Travel nurses provide a solution for balancing supply and demand at a national level.
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 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!
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.

Education and additional certification advances careers and increases quality of patient care

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

If you are looking to increase your earning power as a nurse, enhance your career and add to your job satisfaction, continuing your education can help you get there.

Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test study guide

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

The Performance Based Development System (PBDS) test is designed to assess how competent hospital personnel are at performing their jobs. As a travel nurse, you may at some point in your career be required to take the PBDS test. Being prepared for the PBDS assessment as a travel nurse is extremely important because if you do not pass the exam, there is a risk that your assignment could be cancelled.

Taking it further: How nurses can grow from continued education

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are looking to increase your earning power as a nurse, enhance your career and add to your job satisfaction, continuing your education can help you get there. Getting certified in a particular area can help you earn more money, add to your professional reputation and improve the quality of care for your patients.

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Travel Nursing Can Help You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Education & Career Advancement

Taking on a travel nursing assignment can be a daunting endeavor. Approaching it with excitement instead of fear can be hard. But as you move further out of your comfort zone, you’ll start to realize opportunities for personal and professional growth. It’s a big world out there! Embracing the uncertainty of your travel nursing assignment will help you get acquainted with a little more of it.
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!
Considering a Slight Change? Nurses Have Many Career Options

Considering a Slight Change? Nurses Have Many Career Options

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 in Education & Career Advancement

To be competitive in the nursing field, you must develop new skill sets and obtain certifications to build on your knowledge base and make you stand out. In addition to higher salaries, what other benefits do nursing specializations and additional position options offer?

Use downtime between assignments to gain experience and enhance your resume

Use downtime between assignments to gain experience and enhance your resume

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Education & Career Advancement

As a travel nurse, you may find yourself with downtime between job placements. You can put your skills to good use during this time by helping others through volunteer work. Becoming a volunteer can help you open new doors within your career, and feel good about giving back to the community.

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.

Cross-training advantages for a traveling nurse

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

If you are a traveling nurse, you are probably someone who likes new experiences and someone who wants to learn and grow in your profession. There are a number of ways to do this, yet there's one way that is sometimes overlooked – cross training.