Archive for February, 2012

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I Have to Accept a Contract Extension?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I Have to Accept a Contract Extension?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David. I’m finishing up my first travel contract. I was offered an extension. However, I am unable to take the extension. I have not signed the new extension rider/contract. I have only emailed my recruiter working out the dates and pay for the extension, but I have yet to […]

Taking Time For Yourself as a Travel Nurse

Taking Time For Yourself as a Travel Nurse

Keeping yourself in balance between work and life is very important because not only does it make your life less stressful, it also makes it more enjoyable. When you’re spending too much time in one area of your life at the expense of others your body can tell. It can result in unneeded stress and […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Packing Your Belongings for a Travel Nurse Assignment, Part 1

Packing Your Belongings for a Travel Nurse Assignment, Part 1

While traveling from city to city as a traveling nurse you have probably found it to be a hassle lugging all your things around and finding time to pack all your belongings. The key to packing efficiently is being able to minimize what you take and making optimal use of your space. To make life easier on […]

By February 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I Get a Travel Nurse Assignment Right After Graduation?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I Get a Travel Nurse Assignment Right After Graduation?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am currently a LPN at a post acute rehabilitation center, I’ve worked this field for 3 years and it is my only job experience as a nurse. I will be graduating in May with my RN, and am wondering what my chances are of getting a travel nursing job […]

Adapting to New Environments as a Travel Nurse

Adapting to New Environments as a Travel Nurse

Beginning a new travel nursing job means you will not only be moving to a new city, but you will also be working with a new group of people. As a traveling nurse you are accustomed to a change of scenery and culture, but at times it can be difficult to acclimate yourself to your new […]

By February 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Your Career as a Travel Nurse Awaits

Your Career as a Travel Nurse Awaits

Who wouldn’t love a career that allows them to get paid while traveling all over the world, helping others and experiencing personal growth? There are 340 travel nursing companies and 25,400 traveling nurses in the U.S. alone. Applicants who are licensed and ready to travel can begin an exciting new career that will take them […]

By February 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Student’s Answer to Becoming a Travel Nurse

Student’s Answer to Becoming a Travel Nurse

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in travel nursing, but aren’t sure where to being? Your questions are waiting to be answered!  There is a new easy-to-follow Student Guide to Travel Nursing for those students interested in travel nursing as a career. The student guide details information on the required education, experience and necessary skills to […]

By February 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Which Specialty Should I Choose?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Which Specialty Should I Choose?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, I am a new RN grad and am in the middle of interviews with various areas of the hospital. I am wondering what type of area of nursing is beneficial to gain experience in before pursuing a career as a travel nurse? For example, would an ortho floor be adequate? Thank […]

Beauty Do’s and Don’ts of a Travel Nurse While Flying

Beauty Do’s and Don’ts of a Travel Nurse While Flying

As frequent flyers, I’m sure most travel nurses are familiar with the negative effects of flying on your body. Bad circulation? Dehydration? No Fun.  But, not all may know that flying the friendly skies can take the biggest toll on your skin. Take the already stress of air travel paired with altitude and recycled air […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Scrubadoo’s News: The Scrub Brand Break Down – Part 2

Scrubadoo’s News: The Scrub Brand Break Down – Part 2

Didn’t read the Scrub Brand Breakdown Part-1? See here Every time you turn around there is a new brand of scrubs out there.  Is there any real difference in what you are getting?  YES!  While there are some styles and cuts that are basically the same across many brands, there is typically a huuuge differences […]

By February 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →