Articles tagged with: nurses

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.

"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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five Reasons You Should Consider Travel Nursing

Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Industry News

Are you a nurse who's ready for a change? You may want to consider travel nursing. With the option to see new places, meet new colleagues and enrich your nursing career, travel nursing can offer you many benefits. It's an up-and-coming career choice.

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.

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.

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.

6 tips for connecting with new co-workers as a travel nurse

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

When you begin a new assignment as a traveling healthcare professional, you also have to work with new people. Naturally, the relationships you form with your new colleagues are important, as they can make your job fulfilling or frustrating.

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.

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.

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.

How should a travel nurse fill out the nursing skills assessment?

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

Part of applying to be a travel nurse requires filling out a nursing skills assessment. This is an assessment where nurses rate themselves on a scale to indicate how much experience they have performing particular skills.

How to streamline your supply chain

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with many challenges. To remain competitive in the eyes of consumers, a facility must continue to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge patient care. However, to do this is costly for facilities to maintain, so working within budget is a main concern. Streamlining your supply chain is a good way to address critical budgetary issues.

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