Archive for March, 2010

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I expect with housing provided by my company?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I expect with housing provided by my company?

Recently, a nurse considering her first assignment emailed me to ask about travel assignment housing. Her question will be the genesis of the posts in the coming weeks where we’ll take a look at the different aspects of assignment housing. As most travelers know, when you take a travel nursing assignment, your company will often […]

Guest Author: Richard Hemby – Android Apps for the Traveling Nurse

Guest Author: Richard Hemby – Android Apps for the Traveling Nurse

With nurses getting more and more empowerment in their jobs, it stands to reason that their roles would be extended as well. A lot of nurses have become nurse practitioners, which lessens the load of the doctor and also eases the bill for the patient. Because nurses don’t cost as much for their services, it’s […]

Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever!

Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever!

It comes to me as no surprise that nurses may feel a little unappreciated at times… And last years contest, “My Worst Nurse’s Week Gift… Ever” was proof positive. With over 650 submissions, I’d say that nurses being unappreciated is an understatement, at least when it comes to this once a year celebration. You should read a few of them, I mean really, a bar of cellulite soap? Seriously!? I want to meet that person who thought it would be good idea to hand those out!

By March 29, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find a travel nursing job in my specialty?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I find a travel nursing job in my specialty?

This past week I received an email from a nurse that wanted to start traveling. However, her specialty was one in which you do not find many travel positions. This week I wanted to post my advice to her should any of you find yourself in the same boat. As most of you know, if […]

Protect Yourself and Your Patients from Charting Errors

Protect Yourself and Your Patients from Charting Errors

I can’t imagine the level of attention to detail a traveling nurse must have, day in and day out. With little room for mistakes, a nurse must continually be alert and ready for action at any given notice and this is especially true since they are given little time to adapt to the new facilities during their various traveling assignments. How you prepare and react to any given situation is a direct reflection of the type of nurse you may be. One determining factor on just how prepared a nurse may be is in how a nurse completes their charting and documentation.

By March 22, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Bookswim, another way to take a library with you on a travel nursing job

Bookswim, another way to take a library with you on a travel nursing job

Awhile ago I posted about ebook readersand how they let you take a library with you on a travel nursing job. Which is a great idea if you are a techie person, but if you are a little more old fashioned love to hold the book in your hand, then another solution might be the […]

By March 19, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Just how early do I need to start worrying about licensure?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Just how early do I need to start worrying about licensure?

A recent email from one of my travel companies on the new requirements for the California Board of Nursing prompts this week’s post on licensure.  I received an email that stated that California’s Board of Nursing now requires fingerprinting for all new applicants or renewals. To be honest, I thought that when I first applied […]

The Top Fifteen Most Engaging Travel Nursing Blogs

The Top Fifteen Most Engaging Travel Nursing Blogs

There are a lot of great travel nursing blogs out there and some other sites have done a good job of compiling them into “Top Lists” (Top 50 Travel Nursing Blogs, Top 100 Travel Nursing Blogs, The Ultimate Guide to Travel Nursing: 100+ Resources and Guides),  but here at Travel Nursing Blogs.com we are always checking […]

By March 12, 2010 4 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Are there any updates on how travel nurses can help in Haiti?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are there any updates on how travel nurses can help in Haiti?

I know that the media has since found other stories and we have even had another earthquake in the headlines, but the need in Haiti continues and here are a few updates I have. It appears that there is still no one single agency spearheading any efforts to send nurses into Haiti. There are hospitals […]

Being a traveling nurse just makes cents!

Being a traveling nurse just makes cents!

The benefits of a travel nurse far out weight that of being a perm nurse, at least in my eyes. Of course it takes a certain personality to be able to carve a successful career out of being a traveling nurse and for some, being stationary is exactly what they want to do. However, if given the opportunity to take my skills on the road for 13 weeks at a time all the while receiving paid housing, insurance, per diems, etc. you can bet your sweet bippy I’d be the first to sign up. There are numerous benefits to a traveling career that one can take advantage of to secure themselves, vocationally and financially.

By March 8, 2010 2 Comments Read More →