Archive for May, 2009

Ask a Travel Nurse: With the way the economy is right now, should I still consider travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: With the way the economy is right now, should I still consider travel nursing?

Recently, someone had emailed me a question asking, “With the way the economy is right now, should I still consider travel nursing?” As with most questions, the answer is seldom the same for any two people. Being a current traveler, I can tell you without doubt, there are still plenty of travel positions out there. […]

Cool new magazine for nurses

Cool new magazine for nurses

If you have ever wanted a magazine for nurses that saw you as more than a nurse, then “Scrubs: The nurse’s guide to good living” may be just want you are looking for. If you haven’t seen this online magazine before it is unlike most other nursing magazines out there. It is more like Healthcare Traveler […]

By May 22, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Introducing "Ask a Travel Nurse"

Introducing "Ask a Travel Nurse"

Here at TravelNursingBlogs.com we are excited to have teamed up with David Morrison, RN, author of the Travel Nurse’s Bible, to be a regular blogger and answer your travel nursing questions as only an experienced travel nursing vet can. Enjoy and be sure to send him a plenty of questions. (You can read the column by clicking […]

Guest Author Series- Enjoy The Journey

Guest Author Series- Enjoy The Journey

Too often in our society, we focus on reaching the next step or conquering the next goal. Before my husband and I began traveling, we were on the same tract as most young professionals. Everything came in sequence—get the right job, buy the right house, get the right promotion, etc. Travel nursing helped us change […]

By May 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Growing up I wanted to be a…

Growing up I wanted to be a…

I can finish that sentence so many ways. While growing up in Germany, I wanted to be a professional soccer player because that’s all I knew… Germans are big into soccer, or fussball, you know. I’ve been playing the game since then and am now in a senior league, but that’s a whole other story […]

By May 18, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Rating a hospital with NurseRatings.org is so easy a crash test dummy could do it.

Rating a hospital with NurseRatings.org is so easy a crash test dummy could do it.

I just ran across a site that if properly used could become a huge tool for travel nurses everywhere. NurseRatings.org. I don’t know if the creator of  this site, which has the tag line “Nurses helping Nurses,” meant it to be for travel nursing or just a great tool for nurses everywhere, but whatever the intent, […]

By May 14, 2009 8 Comments Read More →
Guest Author Series – How To Avoid Loneliness On The Road

Guest Author Series – How To Avoid Loneliness On The Road

One of the hardest things about being married to a travel nurse is loneliness. You leave your friends, family, and coworkers behind to hop from place to place. Sometimes you may be lucky enough to land an assignment near friends, but more often than not, you will be living somewhere where you won’t know a […]

Showtime has a new show, "Nurse Jackie." Will you watch?

Showtime has a new show, "Nurse Jackie." Will you watch?

Apparently I’m a little behind, but I just discovered for myself that the pay cable network Showtime is debuting “Nurse Jackie,” a new show June 8th. If you go to the Showtime site you can watch the trailer for the show as well as a few stories that some nurses share about some their experiences […]

By May 11, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Author Series – How To Avoid Boredom On The Road

Guest Author Series – How To Avoid Boredom On The Road

When we first decided to start traveling, I was pretty excited about quitting my job. Spring was in the air, I had cabin fever, and let’s be honest—the idea of sitting beside a sparkling, blue swimming pool all summer sounds great to all of us. But when we reached my husband’s first assignment, it was […]

The Lady of the Lamp

The Lady of the Lamp

This coming week marks the Nurses Week celebration! For one week the world over recognizes the importance of nurses just like you. I thought I’d provide you with a little background as to how and why this came about. Enjoy! Florence Nightingale: The lady of the lamp Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August […]