Archive for March, 2013

Ask a Travel Nurse: Company for new travelers?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Company for new travelers?

I’m interested in travel nursing but I only have 14 months of experience as an RN. All my experience has been on a Telemetry/MS floor (It feels like more of a Progressive unit most days) with an average of 5 patients daily. I feel fairly confident I’d be ok but please be blunt and let […]

Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

Common Misconceptions about Travel Nursing

You may have been considering travel nursing for some time, but shy away when you hear other’s concerns or circulating rumors about the profession. While many of these concerns were valid in the inception of travel nursing, many things have changed since then… or rather nurses have found ways to deal with them. So, let’s […]

By March 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel Nursing can Boost a Resume

Travel Nursing can Boost a Resume

With the continuing demand for nurses nationwide, it’s not surprising that more people are considering this career path. What may be surprising, however, is the number of nursing students unfamiliar with the numerous benefits of becoming a traveling nurse. One of the main upsides: It looks great on your resume. Working as a traveling nurse […]

By March 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I learn new specialties as a Travel RN?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I learn new specialties as a Travel RN?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I was just wondering if you knew any way to continue education with in travel nursing. I am a medsurg/tele travel nurse but I eventually would like to work up to ICU. Is it possible to do that traveling or would I have to be permanent staff?   Ask […]

Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

Car Essentials Checklist for Your Travel Nursing Road Trip

If you’ve decided to road trip to your spring assignment, you’ll want to make sure you are prepared in case of any car emergencies.  There are a few “must haves” that you should always have with you, especially if you’re traveling alone. Car Emergency Essentials: Flashlight. Vital for after-dark roadside repairs, emergency signaling, map reading or (if […]

By March 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Best way to ship items?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Best way to ship items?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What is the best way to ship items? I’m guessing it is expensive because you have to bring dishes, clothes, linen’s, etc. Also do you have any recommendations for shipping a car?   Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I actually just wrote to someone the other day on how shipping […]

Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

Earn Free Travel Nursing CEUs via Twitter

The Gypsy Nurse is holding a “tweet chat” via Twitter where travel nurses can earn free CEUs. Yep, you heard me right, free CEUs!! Sign on to your Twitter account every 3rd Sunday of the month from 8-9pm. Simply ask your travel nurse questions and follow them with hashtag #tgnchat. This month’s topic is Building […]

By March 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What should I do about my unresponsive recruiter?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Since I have signed my contract, I’ve tried multiple times to contact my recruiter, with no success. I’ve tried calling emailing and texting personal cell. She did this last time I signed for nearly a week, with no response up to 2 days before my start date. She said her […]

By March 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
TNB has a New Look!

TNB has a New Look!

You may have noticed our blog looks a little different.  We decided it was time for a fresh look and a better format to help you get around the site with more ease. While our look is different, our content is not! Travel Nursing Blogs is still filled with over 2000 pages of travel nursing […]

By March 5, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Trip Home for the Traveling Nurse; Steps For Making a Smoother Transition

The Trip Home for the Traveling Nurse; Steps For Making a Smoother Transition

Spending time away from your loved ones can be difficult at best.  But for the life of a travel nurse, traveling comes with the territory.  With assignments that can last anywhere from a few months to a year, the periodic comings and goings are just another facet of the job.  Yet, for the novice travel […]

By March 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →