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 November, 2010
There are many things a traveling nurse must prepare for when driving in the winter, especially if you’re driving cross country. You as the driver need to take extra precautions on the road and you also need to make sure your automobile is properly prepared. Winter driving presents a number of challenges to both you and your car.
Although most travel nursing companies do a good job of trying to put you in great housing, the fact is that the beach front property is probably more the exception than the norm in travel nursing. More than likely you are going to end up in a nice, but boring apartment, complete with white walls […]
As a traveling nurse, or nurse in general, you may find it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Your job requires day or night shifts of twelve hours and you’re constantly working during that time with barely enough time to take a much needed break. With the little time you are allotted for breaks it […]
I was recently asked about benefits packages when applying to a travel nursing company. Well I doubt that I would have to tell you that rarely will two companies run their operations in the same manner. This should tell you that insurance benefits from company to company can be drastically different. This means that probably […]
It’s obvious that in order to take on the lifestyle of a traveling nurse, you must posses certain qualities not seen in your typical nurse. For a travel nurse to succeed they must be open to adventure and be willing to step up and take on their new position with little or no orientation at all. They must be confident and assertive, yet pleasant and empathetic. Just like anything in life, you must be ready to switch gears at any time and be ready to take on any number of challenges you must face with the same smiling face, especially when dealing with children and then turn around to deal with senior citizens as patients.
Before we get into the more specifics of being a travel nurse with a teenager be sure to read these two more specific articles about Travel Nursing with your spouse or significant other and Travel nursing with your family: Two parents and children. Obviously the decision to begin travel nursing with your family is something every […]
Being a seasoned traveling nurse, you have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to take to adapt to your new assignment. There’s a whole new city you have to learn to navigate around, a new manager, new co-workers, new housing, pretty much everything you were used to at your previous assignment you now have to reset. Over time, all these adjustments and changes become much easier and before you know it, it’s second nature. But what if you’re not used to change or have difficulty dealing with change within short periods of time?