Archive for March, 2009

It's all in the details

It's all in the details

In my last post I listed some questions you can ask travel nursing companies before you take a travel nursing job to avoid a disastrous assignment. In this second post of the Ultimate Travel Nursing Questions we are looking at questions you should ask about the specifics of when you are on the job. Travel […]

By March 27, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
How to beat nursing burnout, part 1

How to beat nursing burnout, part 1

Last week I wrote about recognizing the signs of burnout. Now I’d like to give you some tools and tips for beating burnout. I’m going to address this in two parts: Prevention and Recovery. Today we’ll deal with ways to prevent burnout.

By March 25, 2009 9 Comments Read More →
Nursing, the economy.

Nursing, the economy.

Close your eyes and imagine this scenario: You have plenty of money to pay the bills each month, an 8 month savings cushion to get you through a rough patch and money set being set aside each month to contribute to your retirement. Are you dreaming or is this your reality? Sadly for many this […]

By March 23, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
What's the magic formula?

What's the magic formula?

Although the majority of travel nursing assignments are wonderful. There are those that don’t go so smooth. If you haven’t experienced one yourself, you have no doubt seen someone talk about one on a nursing forum, or heard stories from other travelers about “bad travel nursing assignments,”  whether it is problems with the hospital, housing […]

By March 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Nurse Burnout: Recognize the signs

Nurse Burnout: Recognize the signs

We’ve been doing some research lately about burnout and how it affects nurses. Many nurses today have been working harder and taking extra shifts for vairous reasons but mainly due to the economy. While all this hard work and overtime can help a family stay afloat, one cannot keep up that pace forever. It’s this pace that unfortunately can lead to burnout.

By March 18, 2009 5 Comments Read More →
Over and (Burnt)out.

Over and (Burnt)out.

I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve experienced some form of disengagement from our jobs. I’m just guessing, but I imagine a lot of kids working at fast food restaurants go through this more often than not. For me it had to be during my stint as a graphic designer for my local […]

By March 16, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Move to the front of the line

Move to the front of the line

You have seen the stories and probably even experienced it yourself as a travel nurse. Travel nursing jobs are not as plentiful right now, but what steps can you take to make sure you stand out among the stacks of profiles on nurse managers desks? One simple way is to make sure you have completed […]

By March 13, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
The Seasoned Professional

The Seasoned Professional

Are you looking for an encore? Are you ready to find work that matters during your middle and beyond, which may fulfill all the goals of your nursing career. Like many who are 40+, you may be thinking to yourself what’s next, what else can I do to keep my batteries charged? You might be […]

By March 9, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
New features for travel nurses

New features for travel nurses

In case you haven’t noticed we have added a few new features to TravelNursingBlogs.com. First a Health and Travel News Page using a news feed from CNN, that you can find in the top navigation bar. And second we added a Travel Nursing News Feed, using FeedZilla, that sits at the bottom of the right column. […]

By March 7, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Spring into a new season

Spring into a new season

Hey all you travelers!  I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me.  However, I’ve been thinking about you!  I read this interesting article on MSN.com, that had GREAT tips on spring cleaning and freshening up your space!  Take a look and let me know what you think or feel free to share […]

By March 6, 2009 0 Comments Read More →