Archive for December, 2011

Ask a Travel Nurse: Have you ever heard of a flying travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Have you ever heard of a flying travel nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I am a new nurse, and one of the major draws for me was the travel-nursing career path. I also have a pilot’s license, so I’m curious if this could work to my advantage at some point. I could take per diem jobs week-to-week in different regions (Chicago one […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Where is the best place for me to look for travel nursing jobs?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Where is the best place for me to look for travel nursing jobs?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Where is the best place for me to look for travel jobs? The job boards seem to be a bit dried up. What other resources are out there? Bob Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I suppose my first question is where exactly are you looking for jobs and why are you […]

By December 27, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: How do I find furnished housing online?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert: How do I find furnished housing online?

Ask a Travel Nursing Housing Expert Question: This is my first time traveling. I love my hospital. I LOVE my neighbors and the area I live in. When I went on-line I could not find an apartment that was furnished, that would accept 2 small dogs. Any suggestions on finding housing on-line? Ask a Travel Nursing Housing […]

By December 23, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I know I am choosing the right travel nursing company?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I know I am choosing the right travel nursing company?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello David, I am looking into travel nursing soon, like in march 2012. I have 2 years oncology/hospice and 3 years med-surg. I have talked to two places, one being Aya healthcare and the other Cross Country. My friend works for Cross Country and has given the okay. This morning […]

What good is a Travel Nurse Loyalty Program if you don’t know how it works?

What good is a Travel Nurse Loyalty Program if you don’t know how it works?

It seems that nowadays, every single retailer or service provider has some sort of loyalty program that rewards its customers as a way of saying thank you and Travel Nurse companies are no exception. In fact in 2010, more than 2.1 billion loyalty memberships existed in the U.S., according to Colloquy’s 2011 “Forecast of U.S. […]

By December 19, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing Checklist Item #27: Getting a good night’s sleep

Travel Nursing Checklist Item #27: Getting a good night’s sleep

Whether you are on your first travel nursing assignment or twentieth there is nothing more important than getting a good night’s sleep before your first day. Actually you need great sleep before each shift too, but for this post we are just focusing on your first day of an assignment. Your first day at your travel nursing […]

By December 16, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I convince companies I have enough experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I convince companies I have enough experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am researching and talking to several companies about becoming a traveler. I am currently working as a house supervisor ( past 3 yrs ) with 5 years previous history of ER. I am having a hard time with several companies stating that I don’t have experience to work in […]

Holiday Decorating for Travel Nurses on a Budget

Holiday Decorating for Travel Nurses on a Budget

With the holidays approaching and the changing of seasons its time to think of ways to decorate your new home and make it full with holiday spirit. While on your travel nursing assignment we know your time can be scarce, so during the holidays we have some ideas to help make your life easier. Make […]

By December 12, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Author: Jacelyn Thomas – Preparing for winter in a cold travel nurse assignment

Guest Author: Jacelyn Thomas – Preparing for winter in a cold travel nurse assignment

Travel nurses encounter a lot of variety in the cities where they work. Over the course of a few years a typical travel nurse will experience a wide array of foods, cultures, and people as they travel from city to city. If a travel nurse hails from a hometown with a fairly temperate climate, however, […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you have any info about new compact nurse licensure states?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you have any info about new compact nurse licensure states?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I have a compact state RN license (KY). I am an ER traveling nurse. I am interested in work in Illinois and Georgia, because of family. I have heard both are going to become compact states soon. Do you have any info concerning this? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: While I […]