Archive for March, 2008

Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers oh my!

Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers oh my!

Healthcare Traveler just released the results of their February online survey that asked nurses what age they were when they started their first travel nursing job? Here are the results: 28% 40-49 20% 30-39 19% 20-29 17% 50-59 15% I am not yet traveling. 2%  60-69 This made me think about how these vastly different […]

By March 31, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Top ten links to help travel nurses save gas

Top ten links to help travel nurses save gas

As a travel nurse (or anyone who has had to grudgingly fill the tank these days) I’m sure you are well aware of the impact that high gas prices are having. I know I can’t lower the cost of gas for you, but I have complied this list of top ten links that can offer […]

By March 26, 2008 7 Comments Read More →
Travel nursing, cure or cause of nursing shortage?

Travel nursing, cure or cause of nursing shortage?

Here is an interesting article about the nursing shortage and one hospital’s efforts to fight it using shift bidding. One thing that struck me was the blaming of the nursing shortage partially on travel nursing, when in reality travel nursing is a solution to the nursing shortage. It is a strange relationship between the two […]

By March 26, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Useful travel nursing website: Highway Hypodermics

Useful travel nursing website: Highway Hypodermics

Highway Hypodermics is the website of Epstein LaRue and has tons of very useful info for travel nurses or nurses interested in trying out travel nursing as a career. She produces a monthly travel nursing newsletter, an annual Highway Hypodermics book, a featured company of the month, plus her own blog. If you are looking […]

By March 24, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
What's the "Hub" bub about travel nursing?

What's the "Hub" bub about travel nursing?

If you are curious about any aspects of travel nursing I came across this “hub” about travel nursing and I must say it is a very thorough overview. It starts with a discussion of the nursing shortage and then takes you all the way through the process of becoming a travel nurse. It is a little long, […]

By March 15, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Be your own agent or go with a travel nursing company?

Be your own agent or go with a travel nursing company?

A recent comment to one of my posts suggested that a nurse would be better off being self-employed rather than working with a travel nursing company. The argument was that then you could keep all the money for yourself. However, there are several advantages to working with a company that are difficult for a nurse […]

By March 13, 2008 1 Comments Read More →
Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

It is finally here, the new and improved TravelNursingBlogs.com. I hope you enjoy it. There are tons of new features and many more still to come. Some of the new features include: The highlighted Travel Nursing Tips section The Featured Article The new Featured Travel Nursing Jobs Page

By March 12, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
The look of this blog

The look of this blog

If you notice this blog looking different over the next couple of days don’t worry you aren’t going crazy. I am updating the look and don’t want to convert it over until I’m completely done. Unfortunately to double check it sometimes I have to activate the new look for a minute. I think you will […]

By March 11, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Find your way around on your next travel nursing assignment

Find your way around on your next travel nursing assignment

If you are looking for directions on you next travel nursing job give PublicRoutes.com a try. In addition to standard driving directions this site provides directions for major cities using their public transit options. So no matter how you are getting around you will be able to find your way withou looking too much like a tourist. You […]

By March 10, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
The March Life on the go is up – great info for travel nurses

The March Life on the go is up – great info for travel nurses

This month in Part 1 of 2 we offer our advice to help you pack better for your travel nursing assignment.

By March 10, 2008 0 Comments Read More →