Archive for June, 2010

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I carry my own malpractice insurance?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I carry my own malpractice insurance?

My post this week comes from a traveler just starting in the industry. She said that her travel company was not providing malpractice insurance and wanted to know if I thought she should carry a policy on her own. I would have to say that the answer to this question will depend on personal preference, […]

Travel Nurse Housing – Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Travel Nurse Housing – Don’t be afraid to ask questions

When searching for housing, you should always ask questions to clear up any of your concerns. This should be done before you arrive at the property to make you feel more prepared for the move and to avoid a mad dash to the store upon your arrival. Household items are everyday necessities that can easily […]

Healthcare reform and travel nursing

Healthcare reform and travel nursing

Healthcare Traveler Magazine has put together a great overview of some of the possible implications that the Healthcare Reform bill could have on travel nursing, you can read the whole thing here, but here is an overview: First, the article looks at the passing of reform as something that clears some of the uncertainty that has affected hiring and […]

By June 25, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Housing – Why Choose Corporate Housing?

Travel Nurse Housing – Why Choose Corporate Housing?

Your experience should be nothing like staying in a crowded hotel or extended stay suite. For traveling nurses, corporate housing is your home away from home. These comfortable accommodations should be nestled in secure communities and tastefully furnished to suit your needs. Living in corporate housing gives you more than peace of mind; it eases the burden of basic chores and saves you money on everyday expenses in many ways.

What can new grads do now to plan for a future career in travel nursing?

What can new grads do now to plan for a future career in travel nursing?

If you are a new nurse grad or approaching your graduation soon and want to be a travel nurse I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that typically travel nurse companies and their client hospitals want at least two years experience in a hospital setting in your specialty first. So you are […]

By June 18, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What can a first time travel nurse do to get a job?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What can a first time travel nurse do to get a job?

I correspond with a lot of first-time travel nurses and lately they all seem to be echoing the same sentiment: right now, it’s tough finding an assignment. I know that in all the writing I do for this blog (and other publications), I have thrown out this number before, but at one point last year […]

Stay safe as a travel nurse – Latest OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Guidelines

Stay safe as a travel nurse – Latest OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Guidelines

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion regarding safety in hospitals.  As a healthcare professional, you are expected to be aware of current happenings in healthcare settings.  It is important for you to be aware of these so you can ensure your patient’s safety as well as your own! As a traveling nurse, you may […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is NATHO?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What is NATHO?

Recently, another publication for which I write, partnered with a company called NATHO. Until that time, I had never heard of NATHO; however, when I read up on this new company, I became very interested in what they might be able to accomplish in the profession of travel nursing. NATHO stands for the National Association […]

What to do in between travel nursing assignments

What to do in between travel nursing assignments

Being a travel nurse affords you the freedom many in the workforce will never get to experience. Typically those who work a permanent position have to stick to a schedule and use paid time off to enjoy time away from the office or wherever it is they are employed. Traveling nurses on the other hand have choices, and many at that. As a travel nurse you have the option to keep working year-round or plan on taking some much needed time off between assignment, it’s all up to you.

By June 14, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Scrubadoo’s News: Skechers. New Balance….Not Shoes, Scrubs.

Scrubadoo’s News: Skechers. New Balance….Not Shoes, Scrubs.

When you think Skechers or New Balance what is your first thought?  If you answered scrubs you are probably the only person in the world.  Well known for their respective shoe lines, both the Skechers and New Balance brands have decided to enter the soiree that is the medical apparel industry.   The first line of […]