Archive for September, 2011

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #26: Finding the hospital

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #26: Finding the hospital

At this point your stuff is all unpacked and it’s been a long drive. You are tempted to crawl into bed and sleep until you are supposed to be at the hospital. Don’t. The first thing you need to do now is find where the hospital is. The experience you have on any of the travel nursing […]

By September 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Long time LPN getting RN, will I need 2 years before traveling?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Long time LPN getting RN, will I need 2 years before traveling?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am an LPN of 17 years and am now going back for my RN. Will I still have to work 2 years prior to being able to take an assignment to travel? Are there any specific fields that are needed more than any others in travel nursing? Ask a […]

How to Prevent Getting Sick While on a Travel Nursing Assignment

How to Prevent Getting Sick While on a Travel Nursing Assignment

It’s that time of the year again when our schedules are getting hectic, the weather is inconsistent and the common cold and flu can get the best of us. As a Traveling Nurse you are on the go and it’s very important that you stay healthy and feel good on and off the job. Let’s […]

By September 26, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you shed light on travel nursing housing and tax free salary?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can you shed light on travel nursing housing and tax free salary?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I spoke with a recruiter today about a job that I am seriously considering. He did inform me of the hourly wage, travel allowance, but stated that the housing would be up to me. He states that most of their nurse’s stay at extended stay hotels for about 250-300 dollars […]

Keeping active during your next travel nursing job, it does the body good.

Keeping active during your next travel nursing job, it does the body good.

Recently a report was released that states hospital employees are less healthy and accrued higher healthcare costs than the general workforce. How can this be, healthcare workers less healthy? It should be the complete opposite, sadly it is not. So what can you do to keep healthy? Here at TravelNursingBlogs.com we want your travel nursing […]

By September 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Scrubadoo’s News: The Arrival of New Balance Scrubs

Scrubadoo’s News: The Arrival of New Balance Scrubs

It has been a while since our blog about companies traditionally known for shoes entering the scrub market (namely Skechers and New Balance). While it took a while for the New Balance Scrubs to come to fruition they have finally arrived. In case you didn’t read the blog from a few months ago I will get […]

By September 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurses: Make Yourself a Nationwide Resident

Travel Nurses: Make Yourself a Nationwide Resident

Help make your life as a travel nurse easier by signing up for different memberships that can be used nationwide. One aspect of travel nursing that can be difficult is getting used to your surroundings, but you can keep your life more simple by taking advantage of these different options. Everyday Life Open a checking […]

By September 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need to travel a specific distance to receive tax free income?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you need to travel a specific distance to receive tax free income?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Is there a specific commute distance i.e., 30 mils or 50 miles,in order to receive tax free income on a travel assignment. This distance would be from the taxable home/facility. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: No, there is no specific distance set by the IRS that you have to be […]

By September 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What advice do you have for travel nursing in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What advice do you have for travel nursing in Hawaii?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I just signed a 3 month contract at Maui Memorial. Wondering if you have traveled to Hawaii and could give me some tips. Like what to bring and cheap rental car places. Thanks. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you are working in ICU or see anyone from the unit, […]

By September 7, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Enter the Room 2 Roam Mobile Sweepstakes Just for Traveling Nurses

Enter the Room 2 Roam Mobile Sweepstakes Just for Traveling Nurses

They may not have an Ed McMahon and the prizes may not be as great as the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, but your chances of winning in are far greater! Introducing Medical Solutions very first sweepstakes, the Room 2 Roam Mobile Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes which started last week is open to any and all traveling healthcare […]

By September 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →