Travel Nurse Tips

Inclement Weather Bears Getting Used to for Travel Nurses

Inclement Weather Bears Getting Used to for Travel Nurses

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Bitter winters, torrential rains, and destructive winds are just some of the inclement weather variables different parts of the country face seasonally. If you’re a travel nurse headed to a new assignment in an unfamiliar part of the country, get familiar with the climate before you go.
Should You Take a Contract Extension?

Should You Take a Contract Extension?

Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Should you stay or should you go? Sometimes, you might be asked to stay at a facility beyond the original end-of-contract date. Whether or not you do is up to you. Make sure you review the pros and cons of staying before you make your decision. And when you do, make it with confidence!
How Can I Get the Same Assignment as a Friend?

How Can I Get the Same Assignment as a Friend?

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Going on assignment with a friend has a lot of advantages. If there’s demand for more than one travel nurse, it’s a great way to end up at a facility with at least one friendly face. But make sure you’re both equally invested. The last thing you want is to end up clashing with your friend! Here’s how to make the most of an assignment with another person.

Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Making the Most of Your Assignment Destination: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Travel nursing takes you to places you may never have thought to visit. It’s an opportunity to explore and discover new experiences. You might be there for work, but your days off are your own. Make them count! Get out there and be a tourist in your own city. You’re bound to enjoy your assignment even more and collect memories you’ll have forever.
5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

5 Things You Didn’t Think of Before Bringing Your Pet on Assignment

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you take your pet on assignment, you’re not the only one being thrust into a new lifestyle and schedule! While you’re adjusting, take steps to make sure your pet adjusts well too. There are a lot of factors to consider in helping them get established. Here are a few things you can do to make their life less stressful, so they can settle in right alongside you.
5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

5 Important Questions About Being a Travel Nurse You Forgot to Ask — and Their Answers!

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Becoming a travel nurse is an exciting career change, but it comes with a lot of unknowns. There are a lot of variables you probably aren’t thinking about as you embark on this new experience. Relax — we’re here to answer the questions you didn’t even think to ask and get you the information you need to enjoy every minute of your adventure.
Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Making Long-Distance Relationships Work as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Your romantic or familial relationships don’t have to suffer when you take a travel nursing assignment. Sure, maintaining these relationships will require extra effort while there’s distance between you — but there are also plenty of opportunities to grow, both individually and together.
Keep Cost of Living in Mind as You Travel to New Locations

Keep Cost of Living in Mind as You Travel to New Locations

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Cost of living varies greatly across the United States. For travel nurses, price discrepancies between expenses such as rent and groceries can be shocking. Don’t let sticker shock fool you: As the cost of goods goes up in different areas, so will your stipend.
Self-Care Tips: Staying Fit and Healthy on Assignment

Self-Care Tips: Staying Fit and Healthy on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you take a travel nursing assignment, it’s easy to trick yourself into thinking you’re on a working vacation. As caretakers, it’s important nurses ensure their own health and well-being isn’t compromised by stressful work situations. Learn some tips for maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle on the road.

On Assignment? Make Your Housing More Like Home

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Travel Nurse Tips, Healthy Living

Travel nursing can be a rewarding career that combines your passion for caring, an ability to travel, and a flexible schedule. But how do you stay grounded when you're away from home? Here are some tips to help you feel at home — no matter where you are.
8 Places to Identify in Your New Destination After Relocating

8 Places to Identify in Your New Destination After Relocating

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

Moving to a new city can be a strange experience. Everything is vaguely familiar, yet new at the same time. The best way to get your bearings is to get familiar with a few local landmarks – specifically, places you’re likely going to visit at some point. Before you check out local landmarks and hotspots, do yourself a favor and track down these 8 crucial destinations.
Take the Time to Read Your Contract!

Take the Time to Read Your Contract!

Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

The idea of flipping through a contract isn’t the most appealing. But if you’re about to sign on to a travel nursing assignment, you’ll need to read your contract in its entirety. Everything you need to know about your assignment is in there, and it’ll help you set expectations and get prepared for the job ahead of you. Here’s what you need to know about reading your contract.

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Prepping for a New Destination: Getting Ready for Your Next Assignment

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’re headed off on a new travel nursing assignment. But have you done your research ahead of living in a new city or starting at a new facility? A little preparation goes a long way in making sure your next travel nursing assignment is an enjoyable one. Here’s everything you need to know about prepping for a new destination.
The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

The House Back Home: Protecting Your Property While You’re on Assignment

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

You’ve got a lot to do before you leave for your assignment. One of the most important things on your list is making sure your house is properly protected while you’re gone. This doesn’t just mean checking the locks — it means making sure your home appears lived-in and checked up on while you’re away. It’s the best way to prevent burglaries, vandalism, and trespassers in your absence.
Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Check the Fine Print of Your Housing Agreement for Pet Clauses

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

For many apartment complexes, pets are a deal-breaker. Landlords just don’t want the hassle or potential risk of pets on-site. It can be a crushing realization if you had planned on moving in, only to have forgotten to consider your dog or cat. Avoid this heartbreak by making pet-friendly living a prime criteria of your search for housing while on assignment.
The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

The Pros and Cons of Bringing a Pet on Your Travel Nursing Assignment

Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2019 in Travel Nurse Tips

The thought of leaving behind a cat, dog, ferret, hamster, or other beloved pet while you’re on assignment is heartbreaking. Luckily, you don’t have to! Just keep in mind the benefits and challenges of relocating with a pet before you make any decisions about whether or not to bring them along.
What About My Mail? Managing a Physical Mailbox While You’re Away

What About My Mail? Managing a Physical Mailbox While You’re Away

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Life as a travel nurse means planning far ahead into the future. And while you might take care of the bigger things in life, it’s often the smaller things that fall through the cracks and cause major headaches. Case in point: forgetting to handle your mail.
Voting as a Travel Nurse: How to Legally Cast Your Ballot

Voting as a Travel Nurse: How to Legally Cast Your Ballot

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Travel Nurse Tips

Midterm elections are coming up fast. If you’re on assignment far away from your polling state, it’s still important to cast your ballot. Here’s everything you need to know about online voter registration and absentee ballots, so you can do your civic duty and vote this November!
Preparing for the Next Global Pandemic

Preparing for the Next Global Pandemic

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Travel Nurse Tips

It’s not a matter of if — but when — the next pandemic will strike. Despite that dire warning, few countries are prepared to handle such an event. Is your health facility prepared? Are you?

Top 5 Summer Destinations for Travel Nurses

Posted on Friday, June 09, 2017 in Travel Nurse Tips

Looking for a summer assignment? With a world of possibilities waiting for you, read about why these locations are ideal for travel nurses. Get ready for something new this summer when you read about these ideal locations for travel nursing assignments.

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