Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Do you have a list of options that you make sure you spell out on a contract, sort of a guide or checklist to follow to make sure that all your needs, issues and concerns are spelled out within your contract? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The things that you […]
Archive for December, 2008
Well, seeing as this is going to be the last post for me in the year 2008, I thought I might try and do it a little different. This is not going to be just a story or advice column. No, this time I thought I would try and have a little fun. I’m out […]
As the New Year dawns… May it bring for you promises of… New dreams to fulfill, new goals to reach and new joys to discover! We at TravelNursingBlogs.com and Medical Solutions would like to take a moment and wish you all the happiest of holidays and a blessed New Year!
Why is it that after the first year, many nurses decide to leave the profession, citing reasons like, “It wasn’t for me” or “I don’t know” as cause for giving up. You’d think that after all that training, long nights of studying and sacrifice, one would give it a little more time before deciding to […]
Does the thought of interviewing for a nursing job make you nervous? If it does you are not alone. A lot of people get nervous during job interviews and as a travel nurse you will be most likely be doing a lot of job interviews during your career. One of the best ways to deal […]
What’s your mission? I was recently reading this article “How to converse with travel nurse recruiters” at TravelRNgab.com and it reminded me somewhat of an older post from Beth at PixelRN.com where she talked about nurses having a Mission Statement.
Being a travel nurse, one of your main concerns (besides your patients) is the money that you’ll be making on your travel assignment. Most travel nurses that I know tend to take the stipend for potential to make more money…but are you?
For many of us, the holiday season can mean a number of things… It’s a time for reflection, a time to be thankful. It’s extra time to be shared with family and friends, a time for homecomings, or it could just be any other day on the calendar. A lot of us may take the […]
I just read an interesting post at Customer Experience Labs about the satisfaction of patients decreasing when they are regular watchers of medical drama shows, like ER, Grey’s Anatomy or House. A German doctor, named Kai Witzel, conducted a study and found that the shows create unrealistic expectations in patients’ minds. Apparently the viewers believe the shows are an accurate depiction of a hospital.
During the holidays the average American gains about a pound which doesn’t sound bad but the worse thing about that is they usually don’t lose that pound.
So you’re coming up on the end of your travel nursing assignment in Minneapolis, MN and your starting to plan your route to get to your next assignment in San Diego, CA. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to get directions, calculate the distance of your drive, how long it will take to drive, and how much fuel will cost for your trip?