Archive for August, 2009

He who wants to change the world should already begin by cleaning the dishes.

He who wants to change the world should already begin by cleaning the dishes.

If you are a travel nurse or a frequent traveler there are some important measures one must take to ensure that the living space you’ll be occupying is safe and sanitary. As a traveling nurse you are relocating every 13 weeks or so and it is in your best interest to start a routine for […]

By August 31, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
We made the list! 100 Useful Social Sites for Travel Nurses

We made the list! 100 Useful Social Sites for Travel Nurses

Nursing Schools.net put together its list of “100 Useful Social Sites for Travel Nurses.” Check it out. There were actually some sites talked about that I have not seen yet that I need to look at. Which can show you just how many resources are actually out there to help you start, survive and thrive during […]

By August 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do with my house when I am a travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do with my house when I am a travel nurse?

Another nurse, with whom I work, was thinking about giving travel nursing a try and asked what I did about my home when I traveled. If you have been a nurse for awhile, there is a good possibility that you have invested in some sort of home. Whether it is a condo or a house, […]

Where to go on your next travel nursing assignment.

Where to go on your next travel nursing assignment.

Have you thought about where you’d like to go on your next travel nursing assignment now that summer is fading? Now is the perfect time to pick your next destination to observe the seasons change. The top 5 states in need of nursing help are great examples of places you can either watch the leaves […]

By August 24, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Travel nursing checklist item #16 – The travel nursing job interview

Travel nursing checklist item #16 – The travel nursing job interview

The next step in the Ultimate Travel Nursing Checklist that you will be aware of is the travel nurse interview. Between being submitted and interviewed may be a bit of waiting for you. But at the hospital and the travel nursing company a bit more is going on.

By August 20, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my way around on a travel nursing assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my way around on a travel nursing assignment?

A reader recently asked how one finds their way around when taking a travel nursing assignment in an unfamiliar city. When I first started traveling, this would require a trip to the library or bookstore, and when available, the purchase of a street guide for the city in which I would be working. However, I’m […]

One chance to make a first impression.

One chance to make a first impression.

When choosing the career path of a traveling nurse it’s imperative that you possess certain professional qualities. For instance, as a travel nurse you typically are not in one location for more than 13 weeks at a time at that means you must be able to jump into your new assignment running. You are given […]

By August 17, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
A website to help you if life's little annoyances didn't stop when you became a travel nurse

A website to help you if life's little annoyances didn't stop when you became a travel nurse

When you are working in a new travel nursing job in a new city, you still are going to have some of the day to day troubles that you have at home (sorry). Things like your car breaking down and needing repair or you need to find a good dry cleaner, someone to hem your […]

By August 14, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I be an independent travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I be an independent travel nurse?

A reader, unhappy with her agency, recently wrote to me asking about the possibility of either independently contracting or even starting her own travel nursing agency. Who of us out there hasn’t dreamt of the possibility of being our own boss? This is especially true for those of us travel nurses who have an idea […]

Informative Web Sites for Nurses.

Informative Web Sites for Nurses.

I’m sure those of you who are somewhat computer/internet savvy could find most of this information on your own… Just a simple google search would do. Lucky for you, the searching has already been done for you and Terri Schmitt at Nurse Story has listed all the best user-friendly and informative sites for nurses. She […]

By August 10, 2009 4 Comments Read More →