Education & Career Advancement

License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

License Lag Creates Problems for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

There’s an increasing lag between application for nursing licenses and approval. With approval times exceeding 100 days in some states, the logjam is exacerbating staff shortages across the country.
Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

Continuing Education for Travel Nurses: Upskilling on the Road

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Continuing education is a necessity for nurses. From best practices to new skills, the more you learn, the higher standard of care you deliver. What can you do further your education while on assignment? There are always continuing education opportunities available — if you know where to look.
Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Should You Join a Professional Nursing Association? Which One?

Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Professional nursing associations provide an array of benefits to members. But with so many to choose from, it’s worth checking out all the options. Many offer unique benefits and opportunities, and you may find yourself drawn to one or more based on the resources they provide. Here’s what every nurse needs to know about professional organizations, why they’re worth joining, and what to consider as you contemplate membership.
Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Saving for Retirement: Options for Travel Nurses to Consider

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Saving for retirement is an important part of any profession — travel nursing included. As tax season approaches, it’s a good time to dive into the options for retirement saving and go over some tips and insights that make it more accessible to those who aren’t already planning for the future. Here’s what you should know about various retirement plans and how to set down a good foundation for your golden years.
6 Books Travel Nurses Should Add to Their Reading List This Year

6 Books Travel Nurses Should Add to Their Reading List This Year

Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2020 in Education & Career Advancement

If you’re a nurse and an avid reader, consider adding a few books to your list of must-reads this year. We’ve put together a list of six highly reviewed, acclaimed books related to the healthcare field. Not only are they great reads, they’ll help you grow as a professional! When you start your next assignment, use it as an excuse to crack open one of these great reads. See if you can finish all six before the end of the year!
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.

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

Mentorship Matters: The Importance of Mentors in Travel Nursing
Mentorship is something every travel nurse should think about, whether they’re seeking a mentor or ready to become one. The support, guidance, and knowledge passed from mentor to mentee is critical to the professional development of both. For travel nurses, the sense of camaraderie and support transcends assignments and helps them become better caregivers and more accomplished professionals wherever the road takes them.
New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

New Year, New Travel Nursing Goals

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Education & Career Advancement

The new year is an opportunity for everyone to look at the future with fresh eyes — and fresh goals. But setting goals isn’t always easy, and you might not be sure how to approach it — especially if you have big dreams. This year, take time to map out your goals, and create a framework for achieving them. As a travel nurse, defining your goals can put your career on a higher trajectory — for 2022 and beyond.
How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

How to Build Your Resume Before Becoming a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement, Application & Interviews

Creating a resume is part of finding a job — any job. For travel nurses, it’s especially important because the job you’re applying for is a strong departure from the one you have. Sure, it’s still nursing; but it’s nursing in a new place, with new expectations, and new challenges. A glowing resume will show hiring facilities that you’re up for the challenge. If you’re new to travel nursing or thinking about a career shift, start with your CV.
Is 2021 the Year You Specialize?

Is 2021 the Year You Specialize?

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Education & Career Advancement

Specialization is a great way to set yourself apart as a nurse — especially as a travel nurse. In the years ahead, demand for specialized nursing professionals will continue to rise, which means now is the time to think about choosing a specialty and following that career track. As you do, consider the benefits and opportunities that come with it. Are there any specialties you’re interested in, specifically? 2021 is the year to pursue them!
How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

How Your Certifications Can Set You Apart as a Travel Nurse

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

Certifications are the next rung up the ladder for many nurses. But it’s not always easy to determine what kind of certifications are best for you or if it’s worth pursuing one in your current position. It pays to look at the type of professional you want to be, as well as what certifications interest you before jumping into further study.
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

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.

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