Archive for January, 2011

Travel Nurses Use Social Media for Help and So Much More

Travel Nurses Use Social Media for Help and So Much More

The internet is now your portal to just about any business you can think of as well as a great communication tool for travel nurses spread all over the country.

By January 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Are some hospitals better for pre-travel nurse experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are some hospitals better for pre-travel nurse experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I was wondering if there are any specific hospitals around the United States that are considered better than others to get your first-year pre-travel nurse experience. I have heard that if you work at Cleveland Clinic for a year your chances of getting hired on with a travel company are […]

Per Diem Corner: Carrying the Load

Per Diem Corner: Carrying the Load

The work life of a per diem/float pool nurse is often unpredictable. Assignments and environments change constantly, which is part of the reason we love what we do. However, per diem nurses have come to realize there is one thing that all too often remains the same – the assignment of a ‘heavy load.’ You […]

By January 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I get more scrub experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I get more scrub experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’m a retired nurse of 25 yrs, 16 in ICU, 5 in general OR. I would like more scrub experience. I’m currently on first travel assignment in Alaska and love it. Several scrubs have agreed to let me scrub in with them. What would be a good way to get […]

Tips for travel nursing with school-aged children

Tips for travel nursing with school-aged children

In this edition of our series on travel nursing with your family we are looking at the options you have when you are thinking about travel nursing with your school aged children. The good news is that this is actually one of the easier scenarios of travel nursing with a family. The main thing you need […]

By January 24, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs and steps to set up temporary housing (Part 8)

Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs and steps to set up temporary housing (Part 8)

OK, so I have been talking for a number of weeks now about the real costs of setting up a temporary furnished apartment on your own.  I have been outlining this process in painstaking detail and I hope that so far those of you in the market for temporary furnished apartments or housing see the […]

By January 21, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Guest Author: Chiranth Nataraj – Short Term Health Insurance for Travel RNs

Guest Author: Chiranth Nataraj – Short Term Health Insurance for Travel RNs

Travel nursing is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to add valuable experiences to their resume while experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.  Short term health insurance is often discussed while planning on the travel nursing assignment. When you are preparing to leave for your first travel nursing program, it can be easy […]

Attention Travel Nurses: Casting Television Show for Traveling Nurses

Attention Travel Nurses: Casting Television Show for Traveling Nurses

There’s a new TV show coming out and they’re looking for those who travel frequently and have two lives – one at home and one on the road, think along the lines of the film that starred George Clooney, “Up in the Air.”

By January 17, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing Checklist Item #23: Preparing yourself for the drive

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #23: Preparing yourself for the drive

Just like we said in the last segment of the Travel Nursing Checklist, preparing to arrive at your assignment is crucial to your success as a travel nurse because being late to your assignment is not a good way to make a good impression on your new manager. The last post talked about preparing your […]

By January 14, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do Australian nurses start travel nursing in United States?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do Australian nurses start travel nursing in United States?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am an Australian registered nurse working in an emergency department in Australia. I graduated November 2009 and have been working in the department since March 2010. I am wanting to travel to the New York/New Jersey area and wanting to work as a RN. I am wanting some advice […]