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Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Nursing Shortages by State: The Outlook for 2021

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Industry News

The prospect of a nursing shortage is nothing new. Thanks to factors like an aging population and now, a pandemic, the need for healthcare professionals has never been greater. As we look ahead to the rest of 2021, it’s important for nurses to understand the state of the union. Not only does it affect job prospects and placement, the nursing shortage is shaping the travel nursing landscape in a big way.
Where do Travel Nurses Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Where do Travel Nurses Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Industry News

As vaccination efforts gain momentum, front-line healthcare workers are lining up to get their inoculations. But where do travel nurses fit in? As travel nurses move from assignment to assignment, they might not know where or how to get vaccinated — or even where they should get their shots. Lack of federal oversight has left many travelers with questions. Thankfully, the medical community is taking charge to provide answers.
A Roadmap to Vaccination: The Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

A Roadmap to Vaccination: The Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Industry News

While a huge number of healthcare workers have already received their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s only the beginning of a massive rollout. There are hundreds of millions who still need vaccination, and it’s going to take a monumental effort to administer the vaccine at-scale. Hospitals are calling on travel nurses to prepare for the influx. To understand just how spectacular this effort is, it’s worth looking at the timeline for coronavirus vaccine administration.
2020 Was a Big Year for Travel Nursing; 2021’s Outlook is Similar

2020 Was a Big Year for Travel Nursing; 2021’s Outlook is Similar

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Industry News

There’s always demand for nursing professionals somewhere in the United States. 2020 proves that, in the event of an emergency (or series of emergencies), travel nursing is invaluable in filling that need. There’s unprecedented demand for travel nurses this year and positions continue to be available across the country. It’s a trend we can look forward to in 2021 as the country weathers a combination of the pandemic, seasonal illness, weather, and more.
From Telemedicine to Social Distancing, Healthcare Looks Different in the Post-Pandemic World

From Telemedicine to Social Distancing, Healthcare Looks Different in the Post-Pandemic World

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 in Industry News

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of changes, and some things will never be the same. In the healthcare field, many of the innovations made during the pandemic will not only stick around, they’ll evolve into new practices. Amidst it all, travel nursing will play an important role in getting the healthcare industry back to some semblance of normalcy.
Occupational Licensing Laws Suspended During COVID-19 Pandemic

Occupational Licensing Laws Suspended During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Industry News

In ordinary times, not every state recognizes the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which can make it hard for travel nurses to take assignments in certain locations. But we’re not in ordinary times. The fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the demand for nurses, regardless of borders. Occupational licensing laws have been suspended, allowing nurses from all over the country to answer the call for qualified healthcare workers amidst this pandemic.
Demand for Travel Nurses Skyrockets Amidst COVID-19

Demand for Travel Nurses Skyrockets Amidst COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Industry News

Medical professionals across the country have mobilized to fight the spread of COVID-19. For travel nurses, that means a massive uptick in assignments that take them wherever there’s a shortage of nursing staff. From outbreak epicenters to at-risk rural communities, there’s a call to action for travel nurses amidst this historic pandemic. Many nurses have already answered the call, and still more will. Sense of duty, opportunity to help, and increased pay are all driving factors behind many nurses’ decision to take a new assignment.
It’s Time to Start Thinking Seriously About C. Diff

It’s Time to Start Thinking Seriously About C. Diff

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Industry News

If you’ve never had C. diff, count your blessings. If you have, you know how bad it can be. Regardless, it’s crucial for travel nurses to protect themselves against it. That could be harder than ever, according to news reports about a super strain of the bacteria. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself safe from this painful, unpleasant condition.
What Specialties Are Most in Demand for Travel Nurses?

What Specialties Are Most in Demand for Travel Nurses?

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Industry News

From neonatal nurses to geriatric nurses, demand for nursing specialties is at an all-time high. It’s only going to get more difficult to fill specialized positions, which means now’s the time to kick off a travel nursing career if you’ve got special accreditations. Not only do specialty nursing positions pay well, there’s also a diverse pool of destinations and facilities seeking help. It’s a great way to put your special skills to work in a new and exciting environment.

The Fight Over Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Continues

The Fight Over Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Continues

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Industry News

Nurses rallied in Washington this past April in an effort to bring more awareness about unsafe staffing in health care. Is anything changing? Catch up on the latest developments in the fight over nurse-to-patient ratios.
Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Common Questions Nurses Need to Answer About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Industry News

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been nothing short of a medical marvel. It’s so unbelievable that, in fact, many people are having a hard time believing it. They’re suspicious of the vaccine and hesitant to get it. Nurses and other medical professionals are now faced with the arduous challenge of not only vaccinating the general public, but also dispelling the incorrect notions and misinformation that’s making people resistant to inoculation.
Nurses Must Be Aware of “Long-COVID”

Nurses Must Be Aware of “Long-COVID”

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 in Industry News

While we’re learning more about COVID-19 every day, what’s still unknown are the long-term, lasting effects of the virus. As we enter year two of the pandemic, physicians are beginning to warn about possible complications from “long COVID,” a protracted bout with the virus that takes its toll on the immune system. As patients find themselves seeking medical attention months after a positive diagnosis, nurses need to consider the effects of long COVID.
A COVID-19 Vaccine is Finally Here. What Comes Next?

A COVID-19 Vaccine is Finally Here. What Comes Next?

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Industry News

The medical community has developed a COVID-19 vaccine in unprecedented fashion: from pandemic to panacea in roughly a year. But with the development of a viable vaccine comes a new set of challenges — namely, distribution. What comes next for the coronavirus vaccine? As front-line healthcare workers prepare to receive the first inoculations, they’re also preparing for the arduous journey to the end of the pandemic, one vaccine at a time.
Pandemic in Perspective: COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Pandemic in Perspective: COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2020 in Industry News

You wouldn’t classify nursing as a traditional manual labor job, like you might construction, carpentry, or mining. But nursing definitely takes a toll on the body! Nurses are prone to foot, back, and neck pain – problems that only get worse if they’re not properly addressed. Listen to your body and provide the support and relief it needs to keep you active, agile, and pain-free on-the-job! You might be surprised to find out it’s as easy as buying the right shoes and stretching every now and then.
Travel Nursing by the Numbers in 2020 and Beyond

Travel Nursing by the Numbers in 2020 and Beyond

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Industry News

If travel nursing is something that’s of interested to you, but you’ve never taken the leap, now’s the time! The statistics for travel nursing show that it’s an industry growing bigger by the year, and there’s more demand for nurses than ever before. Here’s a look at the industry from a numbers perspective, to put some context to the allure of travel nursing as a profession. The more you know!
How Does a Pandemic Start and Why Does it Spread so Quickly?

How Does a Pandemic Start and Why Does it Spread so Quickly?

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 in Industry News

For many people, COVID-19 is their first encounter with a highly infectious disease. In fact, it’s likely to be the biggest pandemic most people will experience in their lifetime. Few things spread so quickly and are so dangerous, which has many people questioning how an outbreak in China became a catalyst for global shutdown. Here’s a look at how pandemics start and why they spread so rapidly.
How is Healthcare Handling the Shortage of PPE during COVID-19

How is Healthcare Handling the Shortage of PPE during COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 in Industry News

The exponential spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had rippling shockwaves beyond what anyone could’ve expected. One imminent problem is the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). Masks, gloves, gowns, face shields, and more are all in short supply and high demand, and it’s starting to put front-line healthcare workers at risk. Thankfully, there’s a concentrated global effort underway to source and produce more PPE, fast.
Looking Ahead: Nursing Shortages and Surpluses Through 2030

Looking Ahead: Nursing Shortages and Surpluses Through 2030

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Industry News

Not sure if you’re qualified to be a travel nurse? Chances are, you’re more qualified than you think. If you have a degree and practical experience, travel nursing may be the next step in your professional development career. All you need are the willingness to travel and adapt, and a penchant for patient care.
Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Health Providers Choice Named One of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Industry News

Health Providers Choice was named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019 – Inc.'s 4th annual Best Workplaces list. Inc. received thousands of submissions for the list, and only 346 finalists were chosen to be recognized as Best Workplaces.
Health Providers Choice: Award-Winning Staffing

Health Providers Choice: Award-Winning Staffing

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Industry News

The experts at Health Providers Choice (HPC) have been serving traveling health care professionals with honesty and integrity for more than a decade. And those in the industry are taking notice. See why choosing HPC for your next travel nursing assignment is a smart decision.
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