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 […]
Archive for May, 2010
There are a lot of good travel nursing agency review sites out there, which provide great information on everything from the benefits a company provides to its customer service, but if you are just getting started looking at a travel nursing career, they may offer a little too much information. That’s why we started our own super simple travel nursing […]
Recently I seem to be getting a lot of emails concerning breaking a contract. While it is not something I encourage, there are things that are beyond our control that might require such a drastic move. However, if done properly, you can minimize any costs and ill feelings from your travel company. The first thing […]
And the winner is… The day has finally come and we’re proud to announce the three winners in the ‘Give It a Shot! Nurses Week T-shirt Challenge!’ The contest has concluded as of last Monday but we were unable to decide on the winning designs until Wednesday due to an unforeseen illness, which was welcomed by the judges due to high number (138) of entries! This extra time gave them a better look at all the designs and they were able to choose wisely. Read all about the contest at Fibers.com and see the top three entries, all of which have explanations of why the design was chosen as the winner.
You already know how tough it can be for yourself to adjust to new surroundings on each travel nursing assignment in a new city, have you ever thought abut what your dog or cat go through. And if they are uprooting a couple times a year it may be magnified. Pets can be stressed by […]
A recent email asked what specialty someone should choose when entering into nursing if they are later considering a career as a traveler. Obviously, you would want to find a specialty in demand. However, going forward the next ten years, you might be hard pressed to find a specialty that is NOT in demand. Here’s […]
Last week we looked at the process involved with taking an assignment at a facility during a strike. This week we’ll conclude with a look at how things operate during an assignment at a striking facility. When you are working a strike, you should anticipate working just about every day. Occasionally, if you make it […]
The age old question about travel nursing is how much more can a traveling nurse make versus being a permanent staff nurse where they live? It’s pretty well known that a travel nurse will take home more pay than that of a staff nurse, and that’s just including salary.
Hooray! You have the travel nursing job, now what do you do? Well, first things first, you are going to need to know your start date, which you should get with the first day instructions your travel nursing company provides you. Once you know that you can start your planning. After that, you need to ask […]