Archive for April, 2011

Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs/steps in setting up own temporary furnished apartment (part 11)

Travel Nurse Housing – The “Real” costs/steps in setting up own temporary furnished apartment (part 11)

For those who have been following this series about the real costs of setting up your own furnished apartment, you know by now that it could really become a serious time constraint issue as well as cost prohibitive to do all these things on your own, especially if you have to repeat the process every […]

By April 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Travel nursing with a mixed generation family

Travel nursing with a mixed generation family

Travel nursing with a mixed generation family (a grandparent coming along) may actually be one of the easier scenarios when it comes to travel nursing with a family. As long as you or spouse are able to live under the same roof as your in-law the benefits of this situation far outweigh most negatives. When it comes […]

By April 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I expect as a base pay rate and get paid what I’m worth?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I expect as a base pay rate and get paid what I’m worth?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have been traveling for 5 years and have always heard that the pay is really good. I haven’t found this to be true. My base pay has ranged from low $20 to low $30. Since I work PACU I have found it necessary to travel with larger companies like […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need experience in nursing before travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need experience in nursing before travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi! I am currently a nursing student, and have a strong desire to be a travel nurse. It’s practically my calling! I am wondering if you need experience in nursing before becoming a travel nurse or if I can jump into it straight away right after college graduation. Ask a […]

Feeling Stressed? Just Take a Deep Breath and Relax.

Feeling Stressed? Just Take a Deep Breath and Relax.

You’ve probably said it many times yourself, but have you ever listened to your own advice and “just breath?” You’ve seen the affects a deep breath can have, and how it can help a patient cope with their anxiety, get through a painful procedures or wrap their minds around a new diagnosis. Yet, when it […]

By April 25, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
14 ways to ask for a travel nurse reference

14 ways to ask for a travel nurse reference

During the process of finding a travel nursing job, you have no doubt been asked for references for the agencies to contact. This is an important part of the process because it helps the agency and hospital gauge your clinical skills, professionalism, readiness to travel and whether or not you will be a good fit […]

By April 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How does tax-free money work for travel nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does tax-free money work for travel nurses?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am going to be taking my first travel position and need some help understanding what they are quoting me. Originally they offered me $33.00 per hour and then when I received the contract it was quoted as $23.00 per hour (taxed) and $410.00 per week that would be untaxed. […]

Guest Author: Patricia Walling – Benefits of Cloud Computing to Travel Nurses

Guest Author: Patricia Walling – Benefits of Cloud Computing to Travel Nurses

The advent of cloud computing has changed the way many people store information. Essentially, cloud computing is a system of applications and software that allows users to store data on a server at a distant location instead of on their personal computers. Most people have actually been using basic cloud computing for years, usually to […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What can you tell me about travel nursing in California?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What can you tell me about travel nursing in California?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, was wondering if you have experience working in CA as a travel RN; am considering it and any info on staffing, work conditions, any special issues or problems in regard to that state would be MUCH appreciated. And if you have worked there, which cities/facilities/communities? Thank you so much. […]

Celebrate Nurses and Enter the Nurses Week T-shirt Design Contest.

Celebrate Nurses and Enter the Nurses Week T-shirt Design Contest.

In observance of the approaching 2011 Nurse’s Week May 6th-12th, Medical Solutions, Fibers.com and Scrubadoo.com have partnered to bring you Nurse Rock! the 2nd Annual Nurses Week T-Shirt Design Contest, a contest where Nurses and Nurse-aficionados can create clever and compassionate t-shirt designs all for the appreciation of the Nursing profession. The contest is already […]

By April 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →