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Ask a Travel Nurse: How do nurses get started in Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do nurses get started in Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hey there, I’m an aspiring nurse and I’m curious, how do nurses get started in Travel Nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Honestly, it’s really pretty simple as long as you know what you’re getting into. All that is currently required of many agencies is that you are a registered [...]

Ultimate Roadside Attractions for Travel Nurses

Ultimate Roadside Attractions for Travel Nurses

With summer in the wings, that old urge for hitting the road grows stronger. And, while an awesome Travel Nursing job is your final destination, you know enough to appreciate that it’s also about the journey of getting there. Sure everyone goes to Mount Rushmore and Graceland, but you can distinguish yourself by visiting the [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What documentation does a Travel Nursing company request upfront?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What documentation does a Travel Nursing company request upfront?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello David, I am new to Travel Nursing and applied recently with a certain company. They are asking me online to forward them a copy of my driver’s license, social security card, and certifications (ACLS, BLS, PALS). I haven’t been offered a job or position yet, so I’m wondering, what [...]

Best Gas Station Restaurants in America

Best Gas Station Restaurants in America

OK, so typically a gas station meal is nothing to look forward to, but rather a small price Travel Nurses have to pay for everything else that is awesome about life on the open road. Most gas station meals are kind of akin to what one might call a sad desk lunch — only on [...]

Why We Need More Nurses

Why We Need More Nurses

Last month Travel Nursing Blogs did a post about Alexandra Robbins’ new book The Nurses. Now Robbins is in the news again with an excellent op-ed in the New York Times that explains why we need more nurses. She begins by sharing a story from a nurse she followed for a year for the book [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: It looks like most Travel Nursing companies’ insurance starts on day 1 of an assignment, so what do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments? Also, can you get health insurance for spouse, too? Thank you. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Many travel nursing companies offer insurance coverage [...]

The Human Connection to Patient Care Video

The Human Connection to Patient Care Video

You’ll have to excuse me, there’s something in my eye … and it’s because of this amazingly moving video from the Cleveland Clinic titled, “Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care.” On the YouTube video page Cleveland Clinic writes, “Patient care is more than just healing — it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How has Travel Nursing changed in the past decade?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How has Travel Nursing changed in the past decade?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am an RN with 23 years’ experience under my belt. I was Travel Nurse for five years about 11 years ago and I am looking to get back into it before I retire. Since I haven’t traveled for 11 years I’d like your advice regarding best travel companies and [...]

Thank You, Military Nurses!

Thank You, Military Nurses!

As we slide on into Memorial Day weekend, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, military nurses for everything you do for your patients and your country! Nursing is commendable and not easy work in any realm, but military nurses deserve an extra special nod for the additional sacrifices made by [...]

Pet-friendly State Parks for Travel Nurses

Pet-friendly State Parks for Travel Nurses

For many Travel Nurses, whether to bring your pet on assignment or not is not even a question. Of course you want to hit the road with your best pal(s)! Studies have shown that pet owners often cope better with new or difficult situations, making traveling with your pet good for your spirit and performance. [...]