Archive for July, 2009

Guest Author: DegreeFinders – Travel Nursing And An Online BSN Degree – You can do both!

Guest Author: DegreeFinders – Travel Nursing And An Online BSN Degree – You can do both!

What is a travel nurse? The concept of hiring registered nurses that travel in their hometown or across the country developed in the 1980s when the healthcare industry realized that there was a serious shortage of nurses. At that time travel nurses were considered a short-term fix for states like Arizona and California where there […]

By July 31, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you handle all the CEU’s if you are licensed in a few different states?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you handle all the CEU’s if you are licensed in a few different states?

A reader recently asked, “How do you handle all the CEU’s if you are licensed in a few different states?” This can start to be a chore if you are licensed in many different states. I have held licenses in close to a dozen states, but might only use two or three in any given […]

Guest Author: Mary Ward – 7 Great Web Resources for Travel Nurses

Guest Author: Mary Ward – 7 Great Web Resources for Travel Nurses

The bonuses that go along with travel nursing are extremely rewarding; and while the experiences of no two travel nurses are ever the same, it is critical that you stay up to date with as much available experience and education that you can get your hands on to secure your future as a travel nurse. […]

Live here, earn more.

Live here, earn more.

Being a travel nurse has its rewards, specifically in the financial department. When taking on positions as a traveling nurse you typically make more than the permanent staff nurse because of all the great benefits that accompany such assignments and “Travelers” as they are called are given paid housing, per diems and other bonuses. These […]

By July 27, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Packing for your travel nursing job

Packing for your travel nursing job

Packing for a travel nursing job is an unique challenge. It is not quite like a family vacation to California when you were a kid and not quite like the ordeal of moving residences. It is somewhere in between and still not fun, especially if you aren’t prepared. So here is a great website to help you […]

By July 24, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find a travel nursing job in this economy?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find a travel nursing job in this economy?

Last week I posted regarding first-time travelers. This week I wanted to follow up and address those of you who have travel experience, but are still having a hard time finding an assignment in this economy.   As most of you know, you must have a year’s worth of experience in the field in which […]

Mercy, a new nurse drama on NBC

Mercy, a new nurse drama on NBC

Well, it seems like 2009 is the year for nurse-centric television. Coming this fall to NBC is ‘Mercy‘ another drama surrounding the lives of modern day nurses with the lead nurse character being outspoken and taking part in unorthodox activities while on the clock. Oh no, say it ain’t so! Nurses taking part in questionable […]

By July 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Tool to find your dream travel nursing city

Tool to find your dream travel nursing city

Granted things are a little different right now in the travel nursing industry and you can’t always get your dream travel nursing job quite as easily as in the past, but a good recruiter will still always ask “What is your dream assignment?” and work from there to determine your interests and at least find […]

By July 17, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a hospital take a first time traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will a hospital take a first time traveler?

A recent question involved whether or not a hospital would take someone who is on their first assignment.

Consider Travel Nursing Instead of the Usual.

Consider Travel Nursing Instead of the Usual.

Right now is not the best time for job seekers and surprisingly this rings true for some in the healthcare field, specifically nurses. Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave like Osama, you know just how severe this recession has been. It has definitely taken its toll on nursing around the nation. Many RN’s […]

By July 13, 2009 0 Comments Read More →