Archive for December, 2012

Nursing Memes

Nursing Memes

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By December 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
2013 Resolution: Become a Travel Nurse

2013 Resolution: Become a Travel Nurse

It’s the last day of 2012. Like many nurses, you might have spent all of 2012 deciding if you should leave your perm job to become an adventurous travel RN. Does it pay enough? Will I have job security? Are there enough assignments to go round? While these are all common questions, I can assure […]

By December 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How to Beat the Winter Blues as a Traveling Nurse

How to Beat the Winter Blues as a Traveling Nurse

No doubt, the fairer seasons have retreated, leaving many of us standing under leafless trees, gazing upon gloomier skies and ho-humming our way through the shorter amounts of daylight. All of which combined, can create a slight case of the winter doldrums. Throw in being a traveling nurse on assignment in an unfamiliar location and […]

By December 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Quick, but Comprehensive Checklist for the Traveling Nurse

Quick, but Comprehensive Checklist for the Traveling Nurse

The realm of the traveling nurse is an ongoing adventure. You could spend a couple months in a rural, impoverished village in Nigeria then a couple months scrubbing in at the Cleveland Clinic (we all have dreams, and crazier things have happened). Regardless of your assignment, you should spend ample time preparing for your next […]

By December 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Recruiter and Traveler of the Year Announced

Recruiter and Traveler of the Year Announced

Healthcare Traveler held it’s annual Recruiter of the Year and Traveler of the Year awards this past fall. They’ve released the names of the winners in the December issue of their magazine and also on their website. To see all winners, visit their Recruiter of the Year and Traveler of the Year pages.

By December 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Questions about Travel Nursing

Ask a Travel Nurse: Questions about Travel Nursing

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am 26 yr old, employed on in the U of Utah Burn trauma ICU, I have been an RN for 2.5 years and my contract is coming to a close in the spring of 2013…I have been reading a lot on traveling and plan on starting when my contract […]

Study Calls Travel Nurses “Lifesavers”

Study Calls Travel Nurses “Lifesavers”

Good news for travelers, a new study was released yesterday by the University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. It reassures that the hiring of travel nurses ease shortages that could produce higher patient mortality rates for hospitals, calling them “lifesavers.” “Our study showed these nurses could be lifesavers. Hiring temporary nurses can alleviate shortages that […]

By December 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I need more than a bachelor’s degree?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do I need more than a bachelor’s degree?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Does becoming a travel nurse require education beyond a bachelor’s degree? If not, would it be a good idea to go beyond a bachelor’s degree? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Travel nursing does not require anything further than your RN license and a couple years of experience. You don’t really […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I gain cross-training experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I gain cross-training experience?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I have been traveling since January 2012 as a circulating RN. I plan to continue traveling through around September 2013. I desperately need to gain some scrub education and experience as not having this experience is hindering finding work at some sites I would like to travel to. […]

Holidays in the Hospital

Holidays in the Hospital

As I know from personal experience, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time for hospital patients and their families.  My grandfather had a tragic accident only a few weeks before Christmas last year and was in the hospital for over a month- including Christmas day. Luckily, the hospital staff was wonderful about the holidays […]

By December 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →