Archive for June, 2009

Take a Vacation… On a Budget

Take a Vacation… On a Budget

I imagine that vacation means the same for anyone who works full time, week in and week out, but for some reason though, I believe vacations can mean a little more to a nurse. All year you work so hard at nursing your patients back to health and with great success, but unfortunately there can […]

By June 29, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Author: Epstein LaRue – Travel Nursing in an RV

Guest Author: Epstein LaRue – Travel Nursing in an RV

With summer fast approaching we are seeing more and more recreational vehicles on the road.  My question is, are they going camping or are they on the way to a travel nursing assignment? Travel nursing in an RV is a great way to go.  One of the biggest advantages to traveling in an RV is […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to float as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I have to float as a travel nurse?

A reader recently contacted me with the question, “Am I required to float as a traveler?” The short answer is: Yes, welcome to the life of a traveler. In most facilities when the unit census is low, the travelers will be the first nurses to float to other units. However, this is another one of […]

Hit the road with these money saving tips.

Hit the road with these money saving tips.

That time of year is once again upon us and you know what that means don’t you? Road trippin’! Whether you’re headed to your next travel nursing assignment or simply taking the classic family vacation, there is no better way to get to your destination than winding your way through the infinite miles of interstates, […]

By June 22, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Surprise travel nursing guest author next Friday

Surprise travel nursing guest author next Friday

Here at TravelNursingBlogs.com we love to have great guest authors come and visit us and provide our readers with a new perspective on the travel nursing industry and its wonderful surprises and challenges. Next Friday be sure to come back to TravelNursingBlogs.com when we will have a first-time surprise guest author. The topic will be sure […]

By June 18, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Does past experience in different specialties make me more flexible as a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Does past experience in different specialties make me more flexible as a travel nurse?

I was recently asked by a reader if they could travel in a certain specialty if they had experience, but not necessarily recent experience. This usually occurs with those of us who have had many years in nursing, but have not practiced all of those years in the same specialty. The reader who wrote to […]

Get to know your Nurse Manager.

Get to know your Nurse Manager.

As a traveling nurse you have to be quick to get acclimated to your new surroundings and nothing can be more difficult than finding your place among the existing staff. If you’re a seasoned veteran of the traveling scene, you probably already have a good grasp as to what it takes to blend in, but […]

By June 15, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
HawthoRNe Series Premier & Sweepstakes

HawthoRNe Series Premier & Sweepstakes

HAWTHORNE premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) exclusively on TNT. This summer, Jada Pinkett Smith executive-produces and stars in HAWTHORNE, a character-driven drama series about a nurse who is a true everyday hero. In conjunction with the shows premier there is also a sweepstakes! One lucky winner and a guest will be flown […]

By June 12, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
How long can you hold it?

How long can you hold it?

About six months ago I wrote a post about the “The most important guide for travel nurses ever??” in which I talked about RestroomRatings.com and the Bathroom Finder from Imodium and how they could help save you from having to visit a public restroom that is less than desirable while out taking in the local sites. Well now […]

By June 12, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse:  How are traveler nurses are being received at hospitals?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How are traveler nurses are being received at hospitals?

A few weeks back a reader had posted a comment asking how members of the regular hospital staff were when welcoming travelers. Using the same response as another posting reader who chimed in, it all depends. In over a decade of travel I have had assignments where I did not want to leave and assignments […]