Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Do you have a list of options that you make sure you spell out on a contract, sort of a guide or checklist to follow to make sure that all your needs, issues and concerns are spelled out within your contract? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The things that you […]
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A first-time traveler recently contacted me with difficulties on her first assignment. When she began to describe some of the problems she was encountering, I began to see where she might have made some better choices for a first contract. The first thing she mentioned was that it was a “float” position. In case you […]
As a traveling nurse you have a greater chance at experiencing fatigue. Besides the normal workload of nurse, you a have the added stress of finding a new assignment every 13 weeks or so and on top of that, getting to your new traveling nurse job. There’s the packing, organizing, traveling and everything in between. Then you work tirelessly for 10-12 hours at a time every week. You’re on your feet constantly and you must be ready at all times to tackle whatever comes your way, no matter how you feel. All these elements can make a traveling nurse’s life seem pretty harried and the one thing that can wipe all that away is sunshine, beaches and a drink with a little umbrella in it – that’s right we’re talking vacation!
I came across an article called A Simple Guide to Start Your Travel Nursing Agency on Twitter the other day and thought of its implications for travel nurses out there, especially those just getting started in the travel nursing lifestyle. Articles like this that try to make something as complex as starting a travel nursing […]
Last week I was under the impression that I had concluded my three-part series on transportation options while on assignment. Then I realized that there was just one more subject I wanted to cover: island travel. During my travels, I have been to Hawaii several times on travel assignments. While I am one that likes […]
It’s just over a month since the devastating earthquakes struck the island of Haiti and left behind unimaginable destruction. The death toll climbs daily and has reached numbers that parallel the devastation of the Indonesian tsunami in 2004. The day of total recovery may never happen for a country that is as poor as Haiti […]
I came across an interesting exchange online the other day about the pros and cons of travel nursing. It was basically one nurse asking the opinion of travel nursing of a few other nurses and thought the resulting conversation was worth sharing (I left in the typos). Original Question “Nursing vs Travel nursing?.Hey guys, I […]
This week I wanted to finally conclude my three-part post on transportation while on assignment. We last talked about getting around in a new city via mass transit. This week, we’ll take a look at another way to get from point A to B while on assignment. If you fly to your location, whether you […]
I’m still trying to finish what will be a three-part posting on transportation options while on assignment. However, I wanted to post a Haiti update this week since so many of you have contacted me wanting information on how to help. Right after the quake, I was initially sent a mass email from one of […]
Either you care or you don’t… Apple just announced the release of their latest and greatest invention, the Apple iPad. The latest addition to the long line of innovative products from Apple is poised to change the landscape of healthcare delivery as we know it. Doctors and nurses around the world are salivating over this new gadget which can make both of their jobs easier with the swipe of their fingers and a touch of the screen. Are you ready to be “revolutionized” and see healthcare “transformed” right before your very eyes?