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How to Become a Travel Nurse

How to Become a Travel Nurse

There are sooo many reasons to get hooked on Travel Nursing. It’s an amazing opportunity for hard-working nurses to enjoy the many adventures and perks that come along with a career in this very exciting and in-demand industry — for example, traveling to wonderful new places (or returning to long-cherished ones!), avoiding hospital politics, building [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I really want to check out your book. Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Unless you want to pay some insane price that people on Amazon are charging, the only current way to get the book [...]

Meet New People as a Travel Nurse

Meet New People as a Travel Nurse

Back in elementary school it was so easy to make new friends: “Hey, we’re on the same playground — let’s hang out!” But by adulthood, it’s often much trickier to meet and make friends, especially in new environments. But don’t fret, it’s easy to meet new people as a Travel Nurse! Here are a few [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I believe what you are talking about are two separate categories. There is a GSA rate for both per diem housing and [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find which Travel Nursing agency staffs hospitals in the locations I want to work?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find which Travel Nursing agency staffs hospitals in the locations I want to work?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: First, I’m preparing for my first Travel Nursing assignment and I want to say that I really appreciated your book. It’s been a really huge help! Second, my wife and I would like to go to four specific locations and I would like to determine what agencies staff the hospitals [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Have you ever had your Travel Nursing contract cancelled?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Have you ever had your Travel Nursing contract cancelled?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi! I am possibly going to be starting a contract at a hospital that I’ve heard has cancelled contracts — including one of yours, from what I’ve read. Have you ever had your Travel Nursing contract cancelled? What happened? Thanks for sharing your experience! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The [...]

Best Specialties for Travel Nursing

Best Specialties for Travel Nursing

Nurses in any specialty can find amazing opportunities as a Travel Nurse. But it is true that there are some that are considered the best specialties for Travel Nursing. This is usually due to simple supply and demand — which temporary positions facilities need to fill and how many Travel Nurses are available within that [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What happens if my agency cannot find another Travel Nursing position in my desired area?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What happens if my agency cannot find another Travel Nursing position in my desired area?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am thinking about leaving the hospital I’m currently working at for Travel Nursing. However, my travel area is small because I have a family and do not wish to relocate. I’m concerned about taking a 13-week assignment and then being left without work if I don’t want to travel [...]

Doctor Z Dogg MD Tries to Be a Nurse

Doctor Z Dogg MD Tries to Be a Nurse

For any nurse who’s every felt underappreciated, Z Dogg MD will see you now! Dr. Zubin Damania, AKA Z Dogg MD, is a legit doctor and former Stanford hospitalist who collaborated with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to create Turntable Health in Las Vegas. As for his Z Dogg MD persona, you can just consider him the [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are some Travel Nurse friendly facilities in Florida?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are some Travel Nurse friendly facilities in Florida?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I’m thinking taking an assignment in the Sunshine State. What are some Travel Nurse friendly facilities in Florida? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Hey there, it’s really hard to answer your question in that: Florida is a really large state (there could be hundreds of facilities that welcome [...]